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Citizen Science: University of Maine and Sea Grant Host Workshops on Rockweed Phenology along Coast in Brunswick

BySamantha Jones

Mar 28, 2024
Maine Extension and Sea Grant will offer citizen science trainings in April and May

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant are hosting workshops for aspiring citizen scientists to learn about rockweed phenology along the coast in Brunswick. These workshops are part of the Signs of the Seasons citizen science project, which aims to recruit volunteers across the state to monitor and document changes in more than 20 different indicator species like rockweed, milkweed, loons, butterflies, and lilacs in order to better understand Maine’s evolving climate.

The first training session is set for 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, at Stimpson’s Point in Brunswick. Additional workshops will take place in various locations such as Falmouth, Wells, Augusta, Camden, and Boothbay throughout April and May. More details about the workshop schedule can be found at extension.umaine.edu/signs-of-the-seasons. For those unable to attend in person, a three-part webinar series is also available.

During the workshops, participants will learn how to make scientific observations of phenology and practice making these observations while acquiring the necessary tools and knowledge to establish their own observation sites to record changes in phenology. The data collected by these volunteers contributes to a detailed record of the region’s seasonal transformations and is used by collaborating scientists and resource managers.

The workshops are free but registration on the program website is mandatory. For further information or to request accommodations, individuals can contact Keri Kaczor at keri.kaczor@maine.edu or 207.974

By Samantha Jones

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