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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 Datesort descending Description
Teaching Change: Phenology, climate Change and Citizen Science at Hakalau Forest 07/15/2013

Poster presented at the Hawai'i Conservation Conference and the Hawai'i Environmental Education Symposium.  Partners from The University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Management, USDA Forest Service, Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry, US FWS Read More »

Making meaning out of science: Using Nature's Notebook to engage volunteers in exciting and relevant research 07/25/2013

This presentation was delivered at the 2013 American Society for Horticulture Science annual conference. It provides information from a case study using Master Gardeners engaged in monitoring phenology as part of their 50 hour training course over two years. 

2013 Ecological Society of America 08/05/2013

This series of presentations were delivered at the 2013 Ecological Society of America annual meeting. 

They include:

Monday, August 5: 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

  • WK 23 - At the Hub: Lessons Learned by Early-career Ecologists in Grassroots Research Read More »
Tracking Seasonal Changes in the Sonoran Desert 08/16/2013

Southeast Arizona experiences unique changes throughout the seasons.  What are your favorite seasonal hallmarks; hummingbirds at your backyard feeder in winter, Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from bridges on summer evenings, Monsoon wildflowers?  Have you noticed how these events Read More »

Making meaning out of science: Using Nature's Notebook to engage volunteers in exciting and relevant research 09/17/2013

This presentation was given at the Galaxy IV Conference for Cooperative Extension. The results from a two year study are included. 

Observing life cycles and change in the Desert Botanical Garden 10/05/2013

This 2.0 hour workshop was presented as part of the "Teens in the Garden Program" at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ.  It covers the introduction to ecology, climate and biodiversity, phenology monitoring, and careers and internships in the field of phenology.  It was also Read More »

2013 North American Association for Environmental Education Conference 10/11/2013

This roundtable discussion was focused on generating ideas for creating a meaningful science program for volunteers. The notes from the discussion will be posted below.

What the heck is PHENOLOGY? 10/22/2013

This 1.5 hour lecture was presented as a course for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in  Green Valley, Arizona.  It is a basic introduction to the concepts of observation, climate, ecology, phenology, and the USA National Phenology Network.

Nature's Notebook: A Tool for Phenology Monitoring at Valle de Oro 10/28/2013

This information session was given to volunteers in Albuquerque representing Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Rio Grande Nature Center, and the Zoo. The session included an overview of phenology, USA-NPN and Nature's Notebook, and discussed the ways that volunteers would be needed at Valle Read More »

Middle School Intro to Phenology Presentation and Great Class Questions! 10/28/2013

This 45-minute presentation is useful for introducing the topic of phenology to a middle school classroom, in conjunction with starting a long-term monitoring project for the school. The teacher assigned the students, as homework, an activity (similar to this Read More »