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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
Tucson Phenology Trail Docent Training Resources 11/16/2013

This 4 hour workshop was designed for volunteers who are interested in helping to create a sustainable phenology monitoring program at site, using Nature's Notebook.  The resources below include those that were handed out during the workshop and are available to be edited.  

Nature's Notebook Results Webinar 2013: Why do scientists care so much about what's happening in your yard? 11/13/2013

Spring of 2012 arrived remarkably early in much of the U.S... but what about 2013? What do those observations that you've been diligently collecting and reporting in your yard say about this year? How are scientists and decision-makers using these observations?

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Nature's Notebook at Valle de Oro Webinar #1 11/12/2013

In this webinar for the phenology monitoring volunteers at Valle de Oro, we demonstrated how to create a Nature's Notebook account, the kinds of questions we will be answering at Valle de Oro, and how to make a site visit and enter observation data into Nature's Notebook.

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Tucson Botanical Garden Docents and Phenology Observations: Ideas for Community Participation 11/11/2013

This 2 hour workshop was for the docent training program at the Botanical Garden.  The goal was to introduce the topic of long-term observation, Nature's Notebook as a resource, and to develop a plan for a "phenology education program" at the garden.  The activity provided facilitated Read More »

ANROSP Conference Presentation 2013 11/07/2013

This presentation discusses why phenology is relevant for Master Naturalists, and how Nature's Notebook can be incorporated into Master Naturalist curriculum and as a project for individual volunteers. It also describes the resources we have available for state coordinators and Master Naturalist Read More »

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 »

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.

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.

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 »