Signs of the Seasons Citizen Science Training

Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 12:30pm – 2:30pm Save to Calendar

Learn how to turn your nature observations into valuable data.



Questions can be directed to: 

Caryn Beiter 207-646-1555x110 or

Beth Bisson


  • Cost: Free


Mather Auditorium

This event is handicap accessible
Red maple flowers and early samara
Photo: Allan Amioka

Are you in tune with nature? Do you notice when the red maple flowers burst in the spring, when monarch caterpillars begin to munch on milkweed in late summer, or when the first leaves appear on the ground in autumn? Join us at our Signs of the Seasons Citizen Science Training and learn how to turn your nature observations into valuable data used by scientists to document the impacts of climate change. 

Signs of the Seasons is a citizen science program that trains volunteers to observe and record phenology (seasonal changes) in plants and animals.  Participants will learn about the why and how-to of collecting phenology data, practice making observations, and leave with the tools and knowledge to document changes in their own backyard or community. 

The introductory portion of this in-person workshop will take place inside the auditorium (masks required). If weather permits, the interactive learning portion will take place outside with spring leaf and flower specimens. 

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