The Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association will host a winter exploration of seasonal changes from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at its Trout Brook Preserve in Alna.

Naturalist, and SVCA’s Program Manager Lynne Flaccus will lead the exploration and scavenger hunt along the trails sharing information and challenging kids and adults to practice observation skills, according to a news release from the association.

Flaccus also will introduce several citizen science projects related to the study of seasonal changes or phenology that anyone can participate in. Families are encouraged to come and learn about projects that allow citizens to make observations and contribute discoveries to ongoing scientific studies. Project BudBurst, Nature’s Notebook, eBird and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Vital Signs project are just a few examples of fun ways for families to get outside and become citizen scientists.

Meet at 1 p.m. at the Trout Brook parking lot on Route 218 in Alna with warm footwear, and layers of warm clothes.

For more information, call the office at 586-5616, visit www.sheepscot.org or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/sheepscot.

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