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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
Phoenix Phenology Trail Advanced Training 10/07/2016

Phenology refers to key seasonal changes in plants and animals from year to year—such as flowering, emergence of insects and migration of birds—especially their timing and relationship with weather and climate. 

Phenology - 2 Day Read More »

Central Arizona Phenology Trail Advanced Training 09/23/2016

This Advanced Training was an introduction to the plants and animals that appear each season here in Prescott. Learn how to document what you see and contribute it to the Nature's Notebook Citizen Science Program, where your contributed information will be used to help answer local Read More »

Working with Nature's Notebook Data 07/15/2016

This presentation was delivered as a final project by our NASA Space Grant Intern, Julianna Renzi. Julianna explored the data available in Nature's Notebook, looking for patterns and interesting science questions. Here she describes her methodology for college-level students, her peers.  Read More »

Citizen Science and Engagement: Using Nature's Notebook as an Engagement Strategy 06/18/2016

This talk was delivered to a group of educators in the Miami U Master's Program at the Phoenix Zoo.

2016 Maricopa Master Gardener Presentation 05/11/2016

This 3 hour presentation covered phenology as it relates to climate change, and how to be involved in research, via Nature’s Notebook, to help ecologists and land managers better understand how species are responding to climate change. This is an introductory presenation to acclimate Read More »

Ecological Society of America - 2016 Life Discovery Conference 03/18/2016

Looking for ways to integrate life, earth, and space sciences with simple outdoor activities and technology? Phenology observation through the Nature’s Notebook professional and citizen science program is the answer!

This hands-on workshop demonstrates how easy it is to implement Read More »

Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Nature's Notebook Train-the-trainer Workshop 02/26/2016

This workshop was presented to a group of education coordinators and science staff located near Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Moss Pt., MS. Participants enjoyed 16 hours of workshop content and learned how to become Local Read More »

Citizen Science and Engagement: Using Nature's Notebook as an education engagement strategy 02/11/2016

This talk was given as a guest lecture in blended learning course at Brandeis University taught by Colleen Hitchcock. It defines phenology, record keeping and citizen science as well as the USA-NPN and Nature's Notebook program. It also includes information on engaging students and volunteers in Read More »

An Introduction to Citizen Science 02/09/2016

This is a short general overview of citizen science - its history and prevelance in modern peer-reviewed literature, and the value of citizen science to research.

Natural resource applications of the phenology data and information housed in the National Phenology Database 02/06/2016

This presentation was given at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Widlife Society and American Fisheries Society chapters of Arizona and New Mexico. The presentation focuses on the natural resource applications of the phenology data and data products housed in the National Phenology Database