April 5, 2014
9:30 amto1:30 pm


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Photo: John and Karen Hollingsworth

We’re teaming up again with the University of Maine to participate in this citizen science program that engages volunteers in observing plant and animal phenology, or the study of seasonal life events, like the timing of budburst, first and last sightings of migrating birds, or changing leaf color. For more information, visit the Signs of the Seasons website. 

Esperanza Stancioff and Beth Bisson will conduct this free training session. Direct questions via email to Esperanza Stancioff, Extension Educator, or call (207) 832-0343. Registration for this training session is through the Gardens website; just click on the button below.


Location: Bosarge Family Education Center
Price: Free for members and nonmembers

Esperanza Stancioff, of the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension, specializes in climate change education and adaptation planning. Esperanza has designed and implemented educational programs in coastal ecosystem health, specifically in marine environmental monitoring and watershed assessment and management. 

Beth Bisson is Maine Sea Grant’s Assistant Director for Outreach and Education.  Beth co-leads the program’s extension and communications teams and leads the program’s education and workforce development initiatives.  With collaborators, she develops and implements participatory research, citizen science, and free-choice learning opportunities for formal and informal educators, students, and the public.