2013 Phenology Day

Join us in Support of the National Phenology Network's first Annual Phenology Day!

Phenology is the study of nature's calendar: by monitoring the life cyctes of trees, wildflowers and crops, we gain a better understanding of climate change impacts on ecosystems. The Nature's Notebook program provides opportunity for citizen scientists to participate in data collection through recording observations on selected trees. If you would like to participate, please consider attending this informative training workshop!

The free event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning at both the Pima Corporate Extension Office at 4210 N. Campbell Road and at the Santa Rita Experimental Range in Green Valley. Groups will choose one of three locations to visit: The UA's Biosphere 2 to learn about phenology research conducted at that site, the Tucson Audubon Society's Mason Center to learn about bird phenology, or The UA Campus Arboretum to learn about phenology of desert plant life. All groups will gather at the USA-NPN National Coordinating Office headquarters on the UA campus at 1955 E. Sixth St. for lunch and discussions about how the observations collected by network participants are used for scientific research.

At 1:30 p.m., network staff and volunteers will host walks through the local Sam Hughes and Rincon Heights neighborhoods to learn how individuals can participate by making observations about plants and animals in their own yards and neighborhoods.

"Learning about and studying phenology is an excellent way to introduce people to the natural world and the scientific process," says program coordinator Lori-Ann Barnett. "Participants can come for the whole day or arrive for individual talks."

 

For more information see: http://uanews.org/story/ua-leads-national-effort-to-track-seasonal-cycles-of-earth-s-species or read the story in the Arizona Daily Star.

 

Date: 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 -
09:00 to 15:00