Yellowstone Phenology Project

citizen science volunteers in the field
Yellowstone National Park is recruiting citizen science volunteers to assist park staff in researching environmental change in Yellowstone in summer 2020. Phenology is the study of nature’s calendar, especially in relation to climate, and the timing of plant and animal life cycles.

The Yellowstone Phenology Project, in collaboration with NEON seeks to engage youth and adults from all backgrounds to collect essential data to help park scientists and managers better understand how the Yellowstone ecosystem is responding to changing environmental conditions.

Take a look at some of our findings here:

We are recruiting 50 Phenology Project volunteers.

2020 Field Dates are:
  • July 18, 31
  • August 15, 28
  • September 12, 25
  • October 10

Volunteers should have: transportation, ability to hike approximately one mile at elevation over uneven terrain, background in biolgoical sciences preferred but not required, team work skills to work effectively as a group, interest and ability to learn insect taxonomy (order level minimum - beetles, bees, flies, etc.), fine motor skills to use tweezers, handle tiny specimens.

For more information please call Erik Oberg at 307.344.2156 or email us your resume and preferred participation dates.

Last updated: July 7, 2020

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