Free Training for Volunteers to Help with Climate Research
Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:41 AM
University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant will conduct free training sessions for Signs of the Seasons, a program for volunteers to contribute local plant and animal life-cycle data for climate change research.
Sessions are open to all interested volunteers; registration is required. Participants will learn about phenology, the study of seasonal changes in plants and animals; how to observe and record plant and animal life cycles in their own backyard, schoolyard or other community location; and how to add their data to a national online database hosted by the USA-National Phenology Network.
Sessions in the midcoast will be held on:
Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. to noon - Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, 624 Sheepscot Road, Newcastle
Tuesday, March 25, 1 to 3:30 p.m., University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Belfast
Saturday, April 5, 9:30 a.m. to noon - Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay
For more information, visit http://umaine.edu/signs-of-the-seasons. To register, e-mail Pamela Doherty, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Esperanza Stancioff, email@example.com, or call 832-0343 or 1-800-244-2104. To request special accommodations, contact Stancioff at either of the numbers above.