Botany Blast: Observing Nature for Citizen Science

Date: 

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9:30am to 10:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Join Margaret Kosmala, PhD, to learn about her work in ecology, studying the dynamics of natural systems from local to continental scales. Her new online Citizen Science project, found at http://seasonspotter.org, is a fun way to help study the impacts of changing climates by spotting seasonal features of plants. Kosmala’s work is particularly focused on how natural systems respond to human actions, such as climate change, accidental introduction of exotic species, fragmentation, and active management. Come learn about using long-term and large data sets, novel technologies, and the power of citizen science to understand how life works. If you have a laptop or tablet, please bring it to class.
Fee Free, but registration requested

Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.