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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: How tracking phenology can benefit your everyday life 02/11/2014

People have used phenology for thousands of years to guide their actions, from knowing when to hunt, plant, and harvest, to deciding when to watch for pests. These seasonal events can be equally useful to us in our everday lives. Learn how phenology, the study of life cycle events in plants and Read More »

Making meaning out of seasonal change: An introduction to Plant Phenology 02/05/2014

Delivered to the El Jardin Garden Club in Tucson, Arizona

Making meaning out of seasonal change: An introduction to plant phenology 01/30/2014

Lecture presented to the Green Valley (AZ) Gardeners. 

Jake Weltzin's Webinar for the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center 01/28/2014

In this presentation, Jake will provides an overview of the network structure and operations, describes several types of research and management questions that can be addressed with this observing system and the resultant data, and highlights several ongoing local- to national-scale Read More »

Master Gardener Training Course, version 3 01/21/2014

This 3 hour workshop was used as a content area for the Pima County, Arizona Master Gardener Training Program.  It provides an opening activity, 1.5 hour lecture about the relavence of phenology to gardening, including ecology, climate, historical data collection, and working examples of Read More »

Making meaning out of seasonal changes 01/16/2014

This one-hour talk was presented at the Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course for the Home Gardeners' Day. 

Using Citizen Science to help answer local science questions: How Nature's Notebook can help you with horticulture management decisions 01/14/2014

This 1 hour lecture was delivered as part of the Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Short Course, for professionals in the field.  

Nature's Notebook at Valle de Oro Webinar #2 01/14/2014

During this check-in with Valle de Oro Nature's Notebook participants, we reviewed the initial visits made at the refuge, and discussed the issues that have come up in the first few weeks of monitoring. This included scheduling visits, finding sites on the refuge, data recording and entry, Read More »

What the heck is Phenology? 01/08/2014

This two-hour activity and lecture was delivered to the Vail Garden Club in Vail, Arizona. 

Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Phenology Trail Training 11/23/2013

This workshop was an introduction to phenology and Nature's Notebook, an introduction to program design and development surrounding a science question that can be answered using phenology data, and an introduction to resources available to get started.