The researchers in the CALENDARS project are writing short blog posts during their fieldwork, and you can read them all below.
Assembling the CALENDARS team to piece together a book
On 3-4 May 2022, the CALENDARS research project organised a scientific meeting at Solstrand Hotel near Bergen.
Seasonal bush walks with young Coromandel kiwis
Kiwis (self-reference used by New Zealanders) refer to their native subtropical forest with its tree giants and unique flora and fauna somewhat depreciatively as bush.
In tune with seasonality
It's noisy in the gardens, and the melody of birds, chainsaws, ice and robots keeps harmony with the seasonal rhythms of the gardens.
Veins of blue infrastructure
On my first day in the university gardens, the head gardener broke down the work by colour: "Green" work with plants, "grey" work with landscaping and "blue" work on water and drainage.
Diving and 80s rock on the Coromandel – a year 13 dive trip
The roaring sound of the engines were competing with 80s rock music as the boat was skimming over the deep blue waters of the Hauraki Gulf.
Seasonal carving - a workshop with Year 13 high school children
How can enthusiasm and engagement be fostered in high school children?
Affected by seasons: spirits in relation to seasons
“I find winters really depressing, just don’t know what to do with myself,” a high school student shared with me.
Coromandel Writers Group
What’s in a name? For the Coromandel Writers Group, it is everything. This group of highly motivated local writers covers all topics having to do with the Coromandel.
Seasonal experience & expertise on the Kūaotunu Peninsula
Since embarking on fieldwork earlier this year, I have been periodically collecting photos from the beaches of the Kūaotunu Peninsula where my research is based.
Making a primstav of today - part II
This spring we ran the primstav exercise again, this time with a local 7th grade school class we have collaborated with and followed for one school year
Telling times in the Arboretet
A corollary of my seasonal study is an interest in the diverse markers of time embedded in the gardens.
Making the gardens 'green'
I'm interested in seasonality at Arboretet and investigating whether there are any changes to how the gardeners and scientists are relating to seasons.
Spring is wild garlic, but is anyone eating it?
People commonly associate foods with seasons, particularly when it comes to foraging for wild plants like mushrooms or berries.
"Bio" diversity in the Arboretum
Today was my fifth Friday working at the Arboretum, assisting the gardeners and learning about the seasonal rhythms of their work.
To wear or not to wear: The seasonal culture of footwear vs. dress codes on the Coromandel
It is not uncommon to see people in bare feet on the Coromandel in mid-winter. Especially children.
Making a primstav of today
As part of our local communication and engagement work, we developed a creative exercise centered on the traditional Norwegian calendar stick, the primstav.
Reflections on the first six project months on the Coromandel
Below you can read Dr Paul Schneider's reflections on the first six months of the project in Coromandel, New Zealand.