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Workshop Archive

Workshops, Presentations, and Events held by the USA-NPN NCO and our collaborators are listed below. Click on the workshop title for more information, including agendas and slides.

Workshop Title Date Description
Nature's Notebook Phenology Monitoring for Master Naturalists 03/09/2019

This 90 minute presentation and 30 minute classroom station activity was used to introduce Nature's Notebook and citizen science to a group of Master Naturalists in Tucson, Arizona. It was followed by a Read More »

Master Gardener Update 2018 - 2.5 hour class 11/14/2018

Title: Understanding seasonal change: What phenology data tells us about gardens and ecosystems

Description: Observations of plant and animal life cycles (phenology) contributed to citizen science programs like Nature’s Notebook help create an Read More »

2017 ANROSP Talk - Local Phenology Leader Course: Kicking it up a notch 09/19/2017

Local Phenology Leaders: Creating successful natural resource volunteers through citizen science


Natural resource organizations seek to connect the public with meaningful real-world experiences, related to critically important topics like climate change. Read More »

Teacher Training Resources 06/06/2017

Conducting a Teacher Training workshop? Hoping to inspire teachers to establish 2+ year monitoring programs at their schools? Find activities below that help teachers develop a needs assessment and plan, as well as a link to some phenology-related activities and lesson plans that could be used Read More »

Phenology for Master Naturalists 02/15/2017

Phenology is the cornerstone of any ecosystem. Having an understanding of local species' phenology and why it is important to big and small picture research helps Master Naturalists understand seasonal and climatic changes through time. 

Master Naturalists are also fabulous Read More »

Arizona Senior Academy Nature's Notebook Presentation 12/14/2016

This introduction to Nature's Notebook was given by USA-NPN Outreach Coordinator Erin Posthumus at the Arizona Senior Academy's monthly lecture series.

The presentation involved 30 minutes of indoor presentation on early phenologists and record keeping, phenological changes in the Read More »

Schoolyard Science @ Tucson Village Farm 12/02/2016

Hands-on activities designed to help educators with ideas for doing science! This activity demonstrated how to contribute to a long-term phenology research project in your classroom. Resources shared include a Jr. Phenologist Certification Program, a species research worksheet and an example of Read More »

Citizen Science, the best research money can't buy - NAI National Conference 11/09/2016

Presented at the National Association for Interpretation 2016 Conference in Corpus Christi, Texas

Want to integrate outdoor education and technology, where visitors are a part of a useful and meaningful data project? Learn how we promote citizen science projects in the field through short Read More »

McDowell-Sonoran Conservancy Volunteer Training 10/29/2016

The Phenology Training on Saturday October 29th at 1:00PM at Scottsdale Community College, presented by LoriAnne Barnett, the Education Coordinator from USA National Phenology Network.  Students from Scottsdale Community College and folks from Desert Read More »

The Wildlife Society 2016 Annual Conference 10/19/2016

This presentation focused on the natural resource management applications of the data in the National Phenology Database. The presentation was given by Erin Posthumus at the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting in October 2016 in Raleigh, NC.