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Call for Presentations - Local Phenology Leader Clinic and Rally! October 4-5, 2019

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The USA-NPN's National Coordinating Office is excited to host the first bi-annual Clinic designed specifically for Local Phenology Leaders working on long-term Local Phenology Programs (LPP) using Nature's Notebook. Participants will gain skills for implementing Nature's Notebook Programs and be inspired by others doing the same work in the field.

The Clinic will be held at the Grand Bay National Esturarine Research Reserve (NERR) in Moss Point, Mississippi, October 4-5, 2019. It is co-sponsored by the USA-NPN NCO, the NERR (whose staff have graciously offered to host us), and the members of Gulf Coast Phenology Trail.

We have space for six Local Phenology Leaders to present content related to their Local Phenology Program. These oral presentations should be related to:

  • best practices
  • impacts of the programs
  • research
  • community engagement and collaboration
  • diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field
  • and more.

Presentations should be 30 minutes in length.

There is also an opportunity to submit a poster for display during the duration of the Clinic. The schedule will include time for a gallery walk and share-fair. You may submit both a poster AND an oral session if you like.

The main requirement for presentations is that it MUST include some aspect of Nature's Notebook. You may wish to highlight how you are using Nature's Notebook with other citizen science programs, but to be considered there has to be a clear use of Nature's Notebook in the LPP context. Programs that are working toward increasing participation using underrepresented audiences in citizen science, crossing boundaries between land management and education, and collaboration with other local organizations are especially welcome.

Please don't feel as though you do not have enough to share - all of our Local Phenology Leaders have great ideas and programs, regardless of where they are in the planning or implementation process.

The Clinic schedule will also include talks delivered by NCO staff, Gulf Coast Phenology Trail volunteers, a session on using Nature's Notebook data, program evaluation, and a group-think session with deliverables. We can accomodate 40 participants, and after the schedule is finalized registration will be first come-first served.

So consider sharing your work with us! We would love to learn more about what you are doing!

Submission Details

The deadline for submitting proposals is June 9th at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by June 14th, and must accept by June 21st

Abstracts should be no more than 350 words.

The full schedule will be announced on June 24th when registration opens.

We hope you'll join us!

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