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Workshop Archive

Workshops held by the USA-NPN and our collaborators are listed below. Click on the workshop title for more information, including agendas and slides.

Workshop Title Date Description
Introduction to Phenology and Nature's Notebook for Middle School 01/29/2015

This introductory class was presented to 8th graders at the Tortolita Middle School in Tucson as a primer for participating in a semester-long Nature's Notebook observation project. The students will make observations in their outdoor classroom once a week for the semester, and work on Read More »

Cochise Master Naturalist Phenology Class 12/04/2014

This 3 hour class was presented as part of the Cochise Master Naturalist Program. 

Be a scientist! Bring biology to life through Citizen Science 10/18/2014

This presentation was delivered at the 2014 National Science Teacher's Association Area Conference in Richmond, Virginia. 

ESA Educator's Conference 2014 10/04/2014

This 30 minute presentation was given at the Ecological Society of America's Life Discovery Conference for Biology Educators. The presentation covered why phenology is useful as a tool for science inquiry, a background on Nature's Notebook, the USA-NPN resources available for teachers, Read More »

2014 Phenology Days Celebration in Tucson 09/27/2014

Below you will find links to the presentations given during Phenology Week in our lecture series and workshops.  

Sample Master Naturalist Workshop 09/15/2014

Here you will find information for creating a phenology course to be used during a Master Naturalist Training Program. Many Master Naturalist Chapters utilize a 40-hour classroom lecture component with 20-40 hours in the field for certification.  The content for this phenology course Read More »

Gila County Master Watershed Steward Class 09/04/2014

This class was presented as a topical area in the Gila County Master Watershed Steward Class.  Content includes an introduction to ecosystems and phenology, an overview of the USA-NPN and Nature's Read More »

Rio Grande Phenology Trail Nature's Notebook Training 07/17/2014

This workshop was hosted by the Santa Fe Botanical Garden and presented by Education Director Mollie Parsons and ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden Education Coordinator Tallie Segel.

The purpose of the workshop was to give an introduction on the goals of the Rio Grande Phenology Trail, the Read More »

Making sense out of seasonal changes in your garden: A scientific spin on Garden Journaling 06/28/2014

As a gardener you've probably notices leaf-out, bloom-time, pest emergence, and pollinator visitation at specific times, related to seasons and environmental conditions.  Believe it or not, these events are important to follow, and are critical to scientists to better understand how plants Read More »

Using Volunteers to Engage in Relevant Research 06/10/2014

This 20 minute talk was presented to the USFS Region 9/NPN Phenology Working Group on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.