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RHF Phenology Slides

  1. 1. San Diego County Phenology Network Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and San Diego Natural History Museum
  2. 2. Training <ul><li>Be prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipate needs </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize confusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Refine Protocols <ul><li>Simple Data Sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Clear Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Straightforward procedures </li></ul>
  4. 4. Be Flexible <ul><li>Don’t ask too much </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate different levels of participation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Communicate <ul><li>Share results </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize importance of data </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to bigger picture </li></ul>
  6. 6. Blog <ul><li>Posts from scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Project announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage comments </li></ul><ul><li>Regular updates </li></ul>
  7. 7. Field Trips <ul><li>Skill training & practice </li></ul><ul><li>Shared experience </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from others </li></ul>
  8. 8. Webcasts <ul><li>Additional training </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing results </li></ul><ul><li>“ Expert” talks </li></ul>
  9. 9. Building Networks <ul><li>Communication between volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Establish mentors </li></ul>
  10. 10. Seek Feedback <ul><li>Focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>What didn’t work? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Include Incentives <ul><li>Contests </li></ul><ul><li>Milestones </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul>
  12. 12. Contests <ul><li>Encourages data collection & entry </li></ul><ul><li>Entries over specific time period </li></ul><ul><li>First to reach pre-set goals </li></ul>
  13. 13. Milestones <ul><li>Establish targets </li></ul><ul><li>Tiers of participation </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing rewards </li></ul>
  14. 14. Recognition <ul><li>Invitations to events </li></ul><ul><li>Names on website, newsletters, publications </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thank You

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