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Citizen Science Series: Phenology Workshop

Saturday, January 12, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hassayampa River Preserve
49614 U.S. Hwy. 60 89
Wickenburg, AZ 85390

(928) 684-2772

Our Citizen Science Series at the Preserve will be a recurring series of different workshops that introduce participants to how they can help contribute their observations in nature in their daily lives to our collective scientific understanding of the environment. Part 1 focuses on Phenology, which studies the timing of biological events in nature, such as the blooming of flowers and migration of birds. Join us from 11:00am-12:30pm for the launching of our Preserve’s Phenology Trail, developed in collaboration with the Wickenburg Conservation Foundation and using the National Phenology Network’s framework. We have 5 trees each of cottonwoods, willows, and mesquites marked along our trails, as well as a couple of bird species that can be observed in season, for visitors to track timing of biological events of these organisms with. The goal of this program is to help track changes in the timing of these events due to climate change by recording and researching the impacts to our global environment. The workshop will include classroom and field activities where we will discuss phenology more in depth, how to record data, and how to use the Nature’s Notebook website and smart phone app. To register for this program, please call the Visitor Center at 928-684-2772.

 
 
 
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