2017 Signs of the Seasons Trainings & Webinars

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


Upcoming Webinars

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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).


Past Signs of the Seasons Trainings in 2017

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  1. Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, ME. March 20  – 4:00pm to 6:30pm.
  2. Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden, ME. April 25 – 4:00pm to 6:30pm.
  3. Hutchinson Center, Belfast, ME. April 3 – 4:00pm to 6:30pm.
  4. Hancock County Cooperative Extension, Ellsworth. Canceled.
  5. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME. May 10 – 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
  6. Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, Wells, ME. May 8 – 10:00am-12:30pm.

Coastal Trainings for Rockweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) monitoring

  1. Gundalow Company, Portsmouth, NH. April 3 – 11:00am to 1:00pm.
  2. Darling Marine Center, Walpole, ME. Two dates: April 10 – 4:00pm to 6:30pm, and April 18 –10:00am to noon.
  3. Kettle Cove, Cape Elizabeth, ME. May 3 –12noon to 2pm.

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