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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
NCTC Moving Friends Forward Training 01/22/2016
This introductory session provided an overview of citizen science, including what defines a citizen scientist, the benefits of citizen science to both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and volunteer participants, and the usefulness of data collected by citizen scientists. Participants learned Read More »
University of Arizona AED150 Course - Learning to Teach to Learn 01/21/2016

This course was designed as a service learning course, in which students use Nature's Notebook to understand the natural world, the scientific process, and how to present information in a classroom or for the public. 

Nature's Notebook: Engaging volunteers in tracking seasonal & long-term environmental change 12/02/2015

This one-hour talk was delivered to participants in the National Park Service, National Capital Region - Center for Urban Ecology as part of their monthly "Science Forum". It focuses on how to engage volunteers in long-term phenology monitoring through creating meaningful, sustainable, well- Read More »

Nature's exquisite timing: Using Nature's Notebook to track seasonal and long-term environmental change 11/18/2015

 Some call it "nature's calendar" --phenology. On November 18, LoriAnne Barnett from the USA National Phenology Network ( presented to FODM and friends on phenology, nature's timing. "The study of recurring life cycle events in plants and Read More »

Nature's Notebook in the Classroom and Field 11/14/2015

This workshop was presented at the National Science Teachers Association - Regional Conference, Philadelphia. 

The Power of Long-term Observations: Using Long-term Participation in Phenology Monitoring to Teach Observation and Perseverance 11/14/2015

Poster Presentation at the National Association for Biology Teachers. 

Nature's Notebook through the years: Meaningful and cumulative nature observations 10/17/2015

Poster Presentation at the North American Association for Environmental Education.

Sam Hughes Elementary School Introduction to Nature's Notebook 10/09/2015

This introduction to phenology monitoring in the classroom was presented to elementary school teachers at the Sam Hughes Elementary School in Tucson (grades K-5).  You will find some helpful getting started and curricula resources below. All of the resources can be found by searching the Read More »

Nature's Notebook Workshop - PhenoWeek 2015. Workshop 1 09/25/2015

This workshop was the first in a series of two held during the PhenoWeek 2015 Celebration. Objectives include: 

  • Define phenology and explain its applicability to understanding changes in the natural world Read More »
Teens in the Garden at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona 09/19/2015

The Teens in the Garden program at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona is a once a month program designed for teen volunteers. In addition to volunteering their time at the garden, learning and helping with garden tasks such as Read More »