NH Sea Grant and UNH Cooperative Extension Lead Citizen Scientists' Work to Document Climate Change

NH Sea Grant and UNH Cooperative Extension Lead Citizen Scientists' Work to Document Climate Change

Jul 01, 2013

Alyson Eberhardt, coastal ecosystems specialist with NH Sea Grant/UNH Cooperative Extension (NHSG/UNHCE), works with citizen scientists in southeastern N.H. to document small-scale impacts of climate change in their backyards and neighborhoods. The data the volunteers will meticulously record, such as the date the tree buds open up, when chipmunks begin scurrying through the yard, and when blackbirds begin nesting in nearby marshes,  will help draw a picture of how nature's calendar is being influenced by climate change.

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Sea Grant is a federal-university partnership to foster the sustainable development of the nation's coastal resources. Operating through a university-based network, Sea Grant supports research, education and outreach to help balance the conservation of coastal and marine resources with a sustainable economy and environment. Learn more about NH Sea Grant at http://www.seagrant.unh.edu/.

UNH Cooperative Extension provides New Hampshire citizens with research-based education and information, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions that strengthen youth, families and communities, sustain natural resources, and improve the economy. Visit http://extension.unh.edu/ for more about UNHCE's work in every county to make New Hampshire’s critical industries stronger; develop vibrant communities and municipal leaders, and foster healthy families and informed, engaged citizens.

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