Maine’s Changing Climate: Citizen Science Workshops Launch to Understand Seasonal Changes in Over 20 Indicator Species

‘Schedule of Citizen Science Trainings for Seasonal Signs’

The Signs of the Seasons citizen science project, a statewide initiative that aims to understand Maine’s changing climate through the identification and recording of cyclical and seasonal changes in over 20 indicator species, is launching a series of workshops next week. These workshops are being hosted by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant, and will be held in Brunswick and Falmouth.

The first training session will take place in Brunswick on April 4 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Stimpson’s Point. This will be followed by another session in Falmouth on April 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Gilsland Farm Audubon Center. Those who are unable to attend in person can participate in a 3-part webinar series that will also be available.

The workshops are free of charge, but registration is mandatory for those interested in participating. To sign up and learn more about the project, visit extension.umaine.edu/signs-of-the-seasons/training. By attending these workshops, participants will gain valuable knowledge and skills that will enable them to contribute to this important research effort and help protect Maine’s natural resources for future generations.

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