Scientists use many tools to conduct and analyze their research. A field notebook is one of them. The data we collect at the Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network is from on-site, in the field visits to each of the parks within our network. This means a significant chunk of our data, including quantitative measurements and numbers and qualitative observations, are recorded by hand. A notebook is portable, customizable, and a record of how the field day went. What's fun about them is that no two are ever the same! To show you an example of what a field notebook can look like, below are notes taken by a member of our team.
Big Egg Marsh, Gateway National Recreation AreaJamaica Bay Unit, NY | June 22-23, 2021
Miller Field, Gateway National Recreation AreaStaten Island Unit, NY | August 5, 2021
Last updated: March 25, 2022