Calling All Citizen Scientists!

Phenology – The Science of the Seasons

Sunday, April 21 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM
Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum
21350 Almaden Road, San Jose 95120


Sunday, June 9 from 1:30 to 3:00
Hellyer Park Visitor Center
985 Hellyer Ave, San Jose 95111

Phenology is the study of seasonal or periodic bio­logical events such as plant leaf-out and flowering, insect emer­gence, and animal migration. Come learn how you and your students could become involved in a citizen science project that encourages people to watch how native plants respond to the changing seasons. Phenology monitoring sites have been set up at a few public areas throughout the region where volunteers can monitor the seasonal changes of native plants, but we will also talk about setting up monitoring sites at home or school. Learn how you can incorporate phenology into your science curriculum. Appropriate for all age levels, K-12 and beyond.

The California Phenology Project is organized by the University of California, Santa Barbara, the National Parks Service, and several other organizations. Both the California Phenology Project and the National Phenology Network have lots of curriculum materials for K-12 teachers.