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Jake Weltzin's Webinar for the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center

USA-NPN Executive Director Jake Weltzin gave this webinar for the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, entitled "The USA National Phenology Network: Informing Science, Conservaton and Resource Management." 

Date: 
01/28/2014

Making meaning out of seasonal changes

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

Date: 
Thu, 01/16/2014
Number of Participants: 
194
PROSE: 
0

Master Gardener Training Course, version 3

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 how phenology is used in a variety of Extension programs across the US.

Date: 
Tue, 01/21/2014
Number of Participants: 
40
Partner Organizations: 
PROSE: 
0

Jake Weltzin interviewed by WYPR

The USA National Phenology Network director, Jake Weltzin, was interviewed by WYPR on climate change.

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Nature's Notebook at Valle de Oro Webinar #2

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, smartphone apps, and the request to have more face-to-face meetings. Erin Posthumus facilitated the meeting, and Jennifer Owen-White as well as 10 volunteers were present.

Webinar video

 

 

Date: 
Tue, 01/14/2014
Number of Participants: 
12
PROSE: 
0

What the heck is Phenology?

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

Date: 
Wed, 01/08/2014
Number of Participants: 
21
Partner Organizations: 
PROSE: 
0

A Local Hero for Phenology

Cheyanna Washburn, a youth educator with the California Phenology Project, won a youth engagement award and is featured as a local hero in Bay Nature.

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Date: 
01/02/2014

Retreat Preferences

Please take a moment to share your preferences for our next retreat, currently slated for Feb 28-Mar 1.

 

Making meaning out of science: Using Nature's Notebook to engage volunteers in exciting and relevant research

This presentation was given at the Galaxy IV Conference for Cooperative Extension. The results from a two year study are included. 

Date: 
Tue, 09/17/2013
PROSE: 
0

Phenologist Wins 2013 AGU Sulzman Award

The Biogeosciences Section of AGU will present the first Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring to Dr. Heidi Steltzer, of Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO. Dr.

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0
Date: 
12/04/2013

Blog post after NPN Phenology Docent Training

A blog post resulting from a Phenology Training held in Pheonix, AZ, Novemeber 23, 2013.  

Type: 
1

Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Phenology Trail Training

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. 

Date: 
Sat, 11/23/2013
Number of Participants: 
35
PROSE: 
0

Tucson Phenology Trail Docent Training Resources

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.  

Date: 
Sat, 11/16/2013
Number of Participants: 
23
PROSE: 
0

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

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?

View the 2013 Nature's Notebook results webinar video 

Date: 
Wed, 11/13/2013
Number of Participants: 
88
PROSE: 
0

Nature's Notebook at Valle de Oro Webinar #1

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.

Webinar video

Date: 
Tue, 11/12/2013
Number of Participants: 
10
PROSE: 
0

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

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 discussion about what "activities" might become part of a phenology education program, how Nature's Notebook might be used for participation, and what the outcomes of that type of program might be. 

Date: 
Mon, 11/11/2013
Number of Participants: 
10
PROSE: 
0

ANROSP Conference Presentation 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 instructors. We have also included a Phenology Outline for Master Naturalists, that can be used as a guide for creating course content that incorporates phenology. 

Date: 
Thu, 11/07/2013
Number of Participants: 
15
PROSE: 
0

Nature's Notebook: A Tool for Phenology Monitoring at Valle de Oro

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 de Oro Natonal Wildlife Refuge. Valle de Oro is our pilot project for implementaton of Nature's Notebook on National Wildlife Refuges across the country.  

Date: 
Mon, 10/28/2013
Number of Participants: 
25
PROSE: 
0

Making meaning out of science: Using Nature's Notebook to engage volunteers in exciting and relevant research

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. 

Date: 
Thu, 07/25/2013
Number of Participants: 
20
PROSE: 
0

2013 Ecological Society of America

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 Networks, Panel Discussion, LoriAnne Barnett

Monday, August 5: 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Field Trip

Date: 
Mon, 08/05/2013
PROSE: 
0

Middle School Intro to Phenology Presentation and Great Class Questions!

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 KWL exercise) to review the website before coming to class.  When in class, the teacher compiled the list of questions the students generated after reviewing the content.

Date: 
Mon, 10/28/2013
Partner Organizations: 
PROSE: 
0

Observing life cycles and change in the Desert Botanical Garden

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 an introduction to the Nature's Notebook monitoring project which will be on going at the Desert Botanical Garden.  The teens are collecting observations monthly as they participate in the program during the 2013-2014 school year. 

Date: 
Sat, 10/05/2013
Number of Participants: 
20
PROSE: 
0

What the heck is PHENOLOGY?

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.

Date: 
Tue, 10/22/2013
Number of Participants: 
15
Partner Organizations: 
PROSE: 
0

Foliage Season Under Fire from Climate Change

Climate Central publishes article on scrutiny of foliage season dates.

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Date: 
10/14/2013

2013 North American Association for Environmental Education Conference

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.

Date: 
Fri, 10/11/2013
PROSE: 
0

Join Nature’s Notebook and Have Fun with Phenology

USGS publishes and article entitled "Join Nature’s Notebook and Have Fun with Phenology Falling in Love with the fall season" including video clips

Type: 
0
Institution: 
USGS
Date: 
09/17/2013

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