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The Science of the Seasons

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April 10, 2017

6:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church

With Alyssa Rosemartin of the National Phenology Network

You may have already noticed that the seasons are changing, an observation that generates many questions: How fast? Are the seasons changing in the same ways everywhere? Why are they changing? What are the implications of these changes for plants and animals, and for us? We will explore what we know about the answers to these questions, and how we are trying to find out more, with a focus on birds and the northeastern United States.


Alyssa Rosemartin is the Partner and Application Specialist with the USA National Phenology Network, where she synthesizes¬†data collected by citizen and professional scientists, so that it can be used by researcher and decision-makers.¬†Alyssa received a B.A. in Spanish and environmental science in 2000 from Smith College and an M.S. in wildlife conservation and management from the University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment in 2008, with a thesis focused on wetland birds of northwest Mexico.

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