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2017 Signs of the Seasons Training, Boothbay

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

| Free

Using their backyards as laboratories, participants in the Signs of the Seasons program help scientists document the local effects of global climate change. Hundreds are trained to observe and record the phenology (seasonal changes) of common plants and animals living in their own communities — a citizen science project that fills a gap in regional climate research. Volunteers across Maine and now New Hampshire record the growth of milkweed, the nesting of robins and more. The goal is to build a rich, detailed record of the region’s seasonal turns, a resource too costly to build without a network of citizen volunteers. The collected data are made available to our collaborating scientists and resource managers.

Organizer

Esperanza Stancioff
Phone:
207.832.0343
Email:
esp@maine.edu

Other

Sponsor
University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Venue

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
132 Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME 04537 United States
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Phone:
207.633.4333