California Phenology Project Workshop
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Time: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Instructor: Dr. Susan Mazer & Dr. Liz Matthews
Location: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: Blaksley Library
A California Phenology Project (CPP) Workshop and Field Training
The National Phenology Network brings together citizen scientists, government agencies, non profit groups, educators and students of all ages to monitor the impacts of climate change on plants and animals in the United States. The network harnesses the power of poeple and the Internet to collect and share tinformation, providing researchers with far more data than they could collect alone.
The CPP Workshop will include:
- Brief introduction to the study of phenology, the link between climate change and phenology, and the regional and national efforts to track phenology (the California Phenology Project and the USA National Phenology Network)
- How to monitor phenology using the USA National Phenology Network’s protocols
- Hands-on practice monitoring plant phenology - OUTSIDE!
- Brief demonstration of Nature’s Notebook: the USA-NPN’s user-friendly online interface for contributing phenological data
- Discussion: how to get involved in the CPP: on your own, at SBBG, or at one of the other CPP sites
Please bring water and snacks (we will take a short break for refreshments half-way through the workshop) and dress appropriately for outdoor activities.
Space is limited - Reservation required.