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Sakura Nights

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 6:30pm

Miraikan, Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, [http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/] joins the Koshland to present a celebration of science and cherry blossoms!

The annual celebration of the blooming of cherry blossoms provides us with an opportunity to consider phenology, the recurring cycle of animal and plant life stages. Phenological observations can give us insight into larger patterns affecting different species.

Participants will have the opportunity to use data visualized on Miraikan’s Geo-Scope [http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/sp/tsunagari/geoscope.html] to explore the use of remote sensing to track phenological patterns. Then take a closer look at how we can all participate in phonological observations in our own communities.

Pre-registration is not required, but is recommended