Wed. Jun 19th, 2024
‘Schedule of Citizen Science Trainings for Seasonal Signs’

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant are hosting a series of workshops next week to educate the public about the Signs of the Seasons citizen science project. This statewide initiative aims to document cyclical and seasonal changes in over 20 indicator species, including milkweed, butterflies, and loons, which play a critical role in understanding Maine’s changing climate.

The workshops will take place on April 4th in Brunswick from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Stimpson’s Point and on April 5th in Falmouth from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center. Those unable to attend in person can participate in a three-part webinar series that will be available online at for more details about the project and how to sign up for the workshops.

The Signs of the Seasons project is open to everyone, regardless of prior experience or knowledge of natural history. Participants will receive hands-on training on how to identify and record changes in the indicator species, as well as learn about the importance of this work for climate research and conservation efforts in Maine. Registration is mandatory but free of charge for those interested in attending one of these informative sessions.

By participating in this project, citizens can make an important contribution to understanding how climate change is affecting our environment and what steps we can take to mitigate its effects. It’s an opportunity for people from all walks of life to come together and learn more about their surroundings while making a positive impact on their community and beyond.

So if you are interested in learning more about Signs of the Seasons or want to participate in one of our upcoming workshops, visit extension

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