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Media Advisory: Citizen Scientists Aid Climate Change Studies
Released: 3/24/2010 12:09:25 PM

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
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Reston, VA 20192
Leslie Gordon 1-click interview
Phone: (650) 793-1534

Menlo Park, Calif. — A network of volunteers is providing scientists with needed information about changes in seasonal patterns occurring in plant and animal life throughout the country, a topic that will be discussed at a lecture in Menlo Park, Thursday, March 25th.

The network, known as the USA National Phenology Network, is bringing together citizen observers, scientists, natural resource managers, and the academic community to share observations of plants and animals through the Internet, providing new data about changes in biological ecosystems that are reflecting changes in global climate conditions.

Who: Jake Weltzin, Executive Director, USA National Phenology Network

When: Thursday, March 25th, 2010
Lecture preview -- 12:00 noon
Media availability for questions and interviews -- 1:00 p.m.
Public lecture -- 7:00 p.m.

Where: Building 3, 2nd-floor Auditorium
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, California

Map and Directions: Menlo Park Science Center Campus Map

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