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Community - March 17, 2010

USGS talk on nature-observation project

The U.S. Geological Survey is hosting a talk in Menlo Park on the emerging science of phenology, in which teams of scientists and citizens measure seasonal change through observation of phenomena such as when a particular bird or butterfly returns from its winter habitat.

Jake Weltzin, the executive director of the USA National Phenology Network, will give a free presentation to the public at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, on the second floor of Building 3 in conference room A at 345 Middlefield Road.

This national science project is important as a way of tracking climate change, USGS scientists say. Mr. Weltzin's presentation will include information on how students, citizen observers and natural resource managers can participate, over the Web, in their localities.

Go to online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar for more information.

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