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USA-NPN 10-year Anniversary Event

USA-NPN 10 year anniversary invite

Friday, October 19th, 2018

University of Arizona's ENR2 Room S107, Tucson, AZ

See a recap of the Event, along with the Symposium recording

Symposium Program

Meeting Location: University of Arizona

Environment and Natural Resources 2 (ENR2)

1064 E Lowell StRoom S107

3 - 5 pm PDT/AZ 

Theresa Crimmins, Assistant Director, USA-NPN

Anne Kinsinger, Associate Director, USGS Ecosystems Mission Area

Shane Burgess, Vice President for Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension; Charles-Sander Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona 

Susan Mazer, Professor, University of California - Santa Barbara 

Toby Ault, Assistant Professor, Cornell University 

Sue Wilder, Retired Ecologist, Gulf Zone Inventory & Monitoring/Fire Ecology, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Elisabeth Maxwell, Assistant Coordinator, UMaine Signs of the Seasons 

Teresa Romero, Environmental Specialist, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

Jeff Morisette, Chief Scientist, National Invasive Species Council Secretariat

Mark D. Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Julio Betancourt, USGS, Scientist Emeritus


5 - 7 pm

Reception, including posters from Local Phenology Programs across the country and a slideshow of observers and partners in the field. Hors-d'oeuvres provided.


Other events scheduled 

Thursday, October 18th

5 - 8 pm: Participants who arrive in the afternoon are welcome to join USA-NPN staff for an informal dinner gathering at the Mercado San Agustin. The Tucson Sun Link Streetcar runs from just a block from the Aloft hotel (Helen St stop) to the Mercado (Avenida del Convento stop). 

Friday, October 19th

8 am - 3 pm: Open hours at the USA-NPN National Coordinating Office. Stop by to meet with staff members! Suite 325, Biological Sciences East, University of Arizona. 

10 am - 12 pm: Local Phenology Leaders with active Nature's Notebook programs are invited to a brunch and tour at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, a local Nature's Notebook site. LPLs from across the country will share their knowledge and experience.  Space is limited; RSVP to

1 - 2 pm: All participants are invited to a tour of the University of Arizona Arboretum, a local Nature's Notebook phenology monitoring site. Meet at the Joseph Wood Krutch Garden.

Saturday, October 20th 

8 am -12 pm (times can vary based on participant schedules): All participants are invited to join one of two activities: 

8:30 am - 3 pm: Consider participating in the 15th Annual Research Insights in Semiarid Ecosystems Symposium, held at the University of Arizona's Marley Building, Rm 230. 

Contact Information


For information about the meeting agenda or other logistics related to the workshop, contact:

Theresa Crimmins, Assistant Director, USA-NPN

Phone: 520 621 8523; Email:


For information about travel or local arrangements contact:

Sharon Oliver, Administrative Associate, USA-NPN

Phone: 520 621 8571; Email: