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Plant Phenology Monitoring Training Session

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Milner Gardens & Woodland - Vancouver Island University

2179 Island Highway West

Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1G1

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Plant Phenology Monitoring Training Session

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Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that will get you outside with other plant enthusiasts regularly? Join us in collecting plant data for a research project!

The Plant Phenology Monitoring and Research Project is a collaboration between Milner Gardens & Woodland, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute, and Vancouver Island University.

We are studying the relationship between microclimate and plant phenology (or the timing of seasonally reoccurring events, such as bud break and fruit development), and we need volunteers to help us do in-person observations on our plant species.

Essentially, this project aims to understand how shifts in climate may impact plant productivity over time. We have been monitoring 3 sites at Milner Gardens & Woodland since 2017, but we also monitor a site on Mount Arrowsmith and at Thetis Lake Regional Park (Victoria) remotely via field cameras. Collecting in-person data is vital to this project as it allows us to ground-truth what we see on camera. It is also a great way to involve local citizens in hands-on real-life research!

Volunteering for this project is an opportunity to learn and share knowledge of native plants with other citizen scientists, students, and researchers. No experience necessary - just come out and learn!

If you are interested, join us for a training session at Milner Gardens & Woodland on May 25!

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For any questions, please contact Larissa Thelin, Assistant Research & Community Engagement Coordinator at Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute at:

Larissa.Thelin@viu.ca or 250.753.3245 (local 2687)

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