National Phenology Network Inaugural 'Phenology Day'
Phenology Day will educate participants about phenology, or the study of seasonal life cycle events in plants and animals and the relationship of these events to the surrounding environment.
The USA National Phenology Network, the UA Pima Cooperative Extension Office Horticulture Program, the Campus Arboretum, Santa Rita Experimental Range, Biosphere 2, the Tucson Audubon Society's Mason Center and the Sam Hughes and Rincon Heights neighborhood associations are uniting to celebrate the first Phenology Day. Phenology Day, a family event, will highlight the first of its kind, regional Phenology Trail, which connects 10 observation sites across 75 miles in the greater Tucson area. Sites along the Tucson Phenology Trail are used to teach science and observation skills in the natural world, provide opportunities for youth and adults to engage in outdoor activities, connect University researchers to the surrounding community, and assist scientists with climate-related research.