2018 Signs of the Seasons Trainings & Webinars


Volunteer Training for Signs of the Seasons

All trainings are free, but we ask that you register so that we can be prepared for the appropriate number of people. Register online by clicking here.

  1. UMaine Knox-Lincoln County Cooperative Extension office, Waldoboro, ME. March 7 – 4:00pm to 6:30pm.
  2. Belfast City Free Library, Belfast, ME. March 9 – 1:30pm to 4:00pm.
  3. Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, ME. March 29  – 4:00pm to 6:30pm.
  4. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME. April 24 – 12:30pm to 3:30pm.

If these dates don’t fit into your calendar, fill out a Volunteer Interest Form to be notified about future trainings.

Coastal Trainings for Rockweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) monitoring.

Check back soon as we are still scheduling the 2018 coastal trainings.

Visit our Resources for Coastal Observers page to learn more about Coastal Rockweed monitoring.


Upcoming Webinars

We are in the process of planning some exciting new webinars for 2018. Please check back soon to see what we have in store. In the meantime, take a look at our previously recorded videos.

All webinars are free, but prior registration is required. Webinars are limited to 50 participants.


Previously Recorded 2017 Webinars

Uncovering the Past Through Maine’s Historic Phenology Data

Learn about Dr. Caitlin Mcdonough’s research to uncover, compile, and analyze phenology resources in the understudied region of northern New England and quantify the flowering and leaf out responses of species and populations in these plant communities. In this webinar, she talks about her historic collaborators — a hunting guide’s journal from mid-twentieth century northern Maine and the 1894 Flora of Mount Desert Island, Maine. (Recorded August 4, 2017).

The State of Maine’s Loons

Where do loons go in winter?  What do they eat? How many are in Maine? How are they impacted by climate change? Learn the answers to these and many more questions in this short, informative multimedia webinar. The webinar also looks at population changes over the last 33 years, research on causes of mortality, and efforts to conserve their lake habitat in Maine. (Recorded July 13, 2017).