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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
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. 

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 »

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 »
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. 

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 »

Phenology as an indicator of a changing climate 07/10/2013

This 45-minute talk is an introduction to phenology and it's application for management and research.  It also includes information about Nature's Notebook and local applications in Tucson, AZ. 

Botanical Society of America meetings 07/01/2013
Botanical Society of America meetings, New Orleans, July 2013 -- 15 participants
Observing life cycles and change: Making meaning out of our natural world by taking a closer look 06/11/2013

This was a 2 hour workshop presented in a series for teachers learning about earth science at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.  It is sutable for use as a general introduction to using observation skills in the natural world, learning about ecosystems and climate, and an overview of Read More »

2013 Grand Canyon Celebrate Wildlife Day, Grand Canyon National Park, Mather Point Visitor Center 05/18/2013

This 1 hour talk was presented to visitors on the 2103 Grand Canyon Celebrate Wildlife Day at the National Park.  It includes an introduction to the importance of making and recording observations, understanding how ecosystems and life cycles are affected by a changing climate, and how you Read More »

How to enter data online in Nature's Notebook 05/13/2013

This 1 hour webinar was presented to the Signs of the Seasons volunteer group and demonstrates how to move through the process of entering data online in Nature's Notebook.  You can also find written instructions on how to do so by visiting our Read More »