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GRASS VALLEY, California February 16, 2017 – The first of this spring’s Sierra Science Speakers Series presentations will be this Tuesday, February 21st from 6:30-7:30pm. This is a FREE science seminar series put on by the Sierra Streams Institute and Sierra College Nevada County Campus that focuses on local and regional environmental research.

Kelly Santos, an Education Program Director at the Sierra Streams Institute, will be presenting this month. She will be discussing local phenology, the study of the seasonal changes in nature, and presenting about the citizen science phenology project she implemented with two local high schools. Students contributed as citizen scientists to a national phenological dataset and analyzed and interpreted data to discern long term trends.

Come learn about this amazing project, the available curriculum, and find out the many ways that you can become a citizen scientist!

Implementing Youth-Led Citizen Science Through Plant Phenology

Presented by Kelly Santos, Education Program Director, Sierra Streams Institute

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

6-6:30pm – Refreshments

6:30-7:30pm – Presentation

Sierra College Multipurpose Center N12

250 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945

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Stay tuned for information about future presentations on March 14th, April 18th, and May 9th.

Sierra Streams Institute (SSI) is a watershed monitoring, research, and restoration group based in Nevada City, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Our mission is to link water, science and people for the benefit of human and environmental health. Founded in 1995 as Friends of Deer Creek, SSI has grown to become an important voice in the regional scientific community—but we are still proud to call Deer Creek our home watershed.