Monday, May 30, 2016

Art of Paying Attention workshop June 4 with Nature's Notebook and Citizen Science in Tucson

Bet Surdut, Visual Storyteller in the Bisti badlands.
"Raven, Coyote and I walk here often, discussing who really created the Milky Way.
 Come. Breathe in the desert that sits in your mouth in the middle of the night, begging for water. Listen to that moment when the compass stays in your pocket and you are, like all else, a mote of dust sparkling in the sun." Beth Surdut, Visual Storyteller
Bisti sentinel by Beth Surdut
The desert has so many micro-climates. The one pictured above is the Bisti badlands in the Dinetah, Navajo land in the Four Corners area of New Mexico.
Join me, along with Phenology Education Director LoriAnne Barnett, for an introduction to Nature's Notebook, a citizen science project developed by the National  Phenology Network based at the University of  Arizona in Tucson.
Our classroom will be Agua Caliente Park, an oasis in the Sonoran desert.

Agua Caliente Park, Tucson photo by Beth  Surdut
 Learn about plant and animal life cycles and how they relate to changing environmental conditions.
Cooters and reflections at Agua Caliente Park photo by Beth Surdut
 We will provide an introduction to making observations in nature and demonstrate how to use Nature's Notebook for making and recording your observations.
Paying attention. Male mallard at Agua Caliente Park
 Learn how your data collection helps scientists answer local and national questions about species response to climate change.
Please pre-register here.
Beth Surdut, Visual Storyteller in Solitude Canyon, NM

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