The TPT seeks to link the UA to the community, encourages people to engage in active, outdoor education, ask and answer local science, management and climate questions, and connects like-minded organizations together through a shared project.
We are looking for volunteers to 1.) help us collect observations at the sites along the trail or in your backyard or garden, 2.) be champion educators or docents who will share phenology and scientific education with our community, 3.) create new sites to add to the trail, responsible for hosting their own phenology walk, and 4.) help us host the 2nd annual Phenology Day in Tucson in 2014.
If you are an interested in volunteering with us or would like to add your site to our trail, please consider joining us for a TPT Docent Training Event to be held on November 16th, 2013 from 9am until 1pm.
This hands-on workshop will include:
Introduction to the study of phenology and how it applies to ecology
The basics of setting up a sustainable walk or program at your location
Interpretation skills - hands-on activities related to creating an interpretive walk at your site
A youth component for doing phenology activities with youth visitors
Specifics on how to collect and enter data for our Nature's Notebook program
Curriculum to take with you
RSVP by downloading the registration form found on this page: https://www.usanpn.org/Tucson-Phenology-Trail (under upcoming events) to the USA-NPN National Coordinating Office at 1955 E. 6th Street, Tucson, AZ 85721. If you would like to drop the form off in person please call ahead so we know to expect you:[masked]-0481. The registration deadline is Friday November 1st, 2013 at 4:30 pm. More information is on the brochure. If you have questions about the event, contact LoriAnne Barnett at [masked].