BDN quotes Stancioff in article on citizen science, homesteads

The Bangor Daily News quoted Esperanza Stancioff, an Extension professor and climate change educator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in an article about citizen science on homesteads. Homesteaders are constantly conducting experiments and making observations, creating opportunities to turn that information into usable data for citizen science research projects, the article states. Stancioff leads a program, called Signs of the Season: A New England Phenology Project, in which volunteer scientists are trained to observe and record seasonal changes in common plants and animals in their backyards to inform regional climate research, according to the BDN. “The more that we know about how things are changing and how that affects plants and animals, the more that we understand how those things are changing, the better we can prepare for it and the better we can make decisions,” Stancioff said.