[ESIP-all] Fw: Phenology--It's about seasonal changes

Tamara Ledley tamara_ledley at terc.edu
Tue May 12 11:33:04 EDT 2015

This may be of interest.

Tamara Shapiro Ledley, PhD
Senior Scientist, TERC
2067 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
phone: 617-873-9658; fax: 617-349-3535

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From:   Martha Merson/ERC/TERC
To:     TERC Staff
Cc:     "Susan Mazer" <susan.mazer at lifesci.ucsb.edu>, 
djrosen123 at gmail.com, "Cynthia Zafft" <cynthia_zafft at worlded.org>, "Meghan 
McNamara" <memcnama at gmail.com>
Date:   05/12/2015 10:31 AM
Subject:        Phenology--It's about seasonal changes

I'm extending an invitation to you and any of your friends or colleagues 
interested in phenology to join a webinar Tuesday May 19. The focus: 
training and structuring volunteers' contributions the study of seasonal 
patterns. You are thinking phenology every time you wonder when the black 
flies will be out, when the first snow will fall, when the first goslings 
will appear.  

Seasonal monitoring of plants, birds, and insect activity is increasingly 
important as preparing for and mitigating the effects of climate change 
becomes an unavoidable reality. The California Phenology Project has 
trained 700 volunteers, many of whom are now actively participating in 
monitoring key species in national, state, and local parks as well as land 
trusts and their own backyards. 
Dr. Susan Mazer is the Director of the California Phenology 
Project, Advisory Committee member of the National Phenology Project, and 
professor of Ecology and Evolution at University of California Santa 
Barbara. During the webinar, Susan Mazer will: 
        •       Provide an overview of (and the high points from) 
her day-long phenology education and training workshop, including a 
summary of the tools used to monitor plants in wild or managed 
habitats. This training is available for use and adaptation by educators. 
        •       Answer questions about using Nature's Notebook, the 
on-line user interface and smart phone app that informal 
educators, scientists, and independent naturalists are using to collect 
phenological data
        •       Talk about how one-time and long-term volunteers are 
contributing to the National Phenology Network database.
        •       Describe (and discuss!) some lessons learned from the 
California Phenology Project that may be applicable to similar efforts.
As a result of the webinar scheduled for 2:30-3:30 pm on Tues. 5/19, 
Eastern time with time for discussion until 4 p.m., participants will be 
able to ... 
        •       Plan, lead, and join local or regional monitoring efforts 
using Nature's Notebook
        •       have tools to use to start a monitoring project with 
students or others
        •       incorporate successful components of this park-based 
citizen-science effort into similar efforts in natural areas, school 
yards, and back yards.
To learn a more about the California Phenology Project, check out it’s 
website:  http://www.usanpn.org/cpp 
The agenda attached is a sample of a daylong training. The webinar will 
cover highlights! 

Please RSVP to Martha_merson at terc.edu to receive information on calling 
in. Space is limited to 50 participants.


2067 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140

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