Due to the restrictions in place, all 20 schools under the HEROES (Himalayan Environmental Rhythm Observation and Evaluation System) program are closed.

Although phenological data collection is on hold, weather data through the weather stations are still being collected. In addition, our partners at Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER) are using this time to fix any issues with current weather stations as well as planning and understanding how the data collected can be utilized.