NEON Citizen Science Academy

NEON Citizen Science Academy
Registration is Open NOW for the Fall Session

Would you like your students to become Citizen Scientists and learn about phenology and climate issues? Learn how with NEON’s Citizen Science Academy.

The NEON Citizen Science Academy offers facilitated self-paced online courses for K-12 Formal and Informal educators wanting to incorporate citizen science into their educational programs. Courses run approximately 1 month.

CSA 501/551 “Introduction to Project BudBurst for Educators”
Provides an overview to support implementation of Project BudBurst in a variety of educational venues. CSA 501 is geared for Formal (K-12) and community college educators. CSA 551 is intended for Informal Educators.

CSA 502 “Working with Project BudBurst Data in an Informal/Formal Education Setting”
The follow-up course in which educators learn how to use the new National Geographic Field Scope tools to visualize and analyze Project BudBurst data through a user-friendly, web-based interface. It will also cover plant adaptations to a changing climate, and links between Project BudBurst data and other broadscale data sets. This course is offered in one section that considers both formal and informal educational objectives.

Fall Term (September 17 – October 16, 2003)
* CSA 501/551: Introduction to Project BudBurst (Formal / Informal Educators)
* CSA 502: Working with Project BudBurst Data in an Informal / Formal Education Setting

Course fee: $35
Each course is limited to 50 participants.

For those interested in teacher re-certification, all of our courses can be taken for 2 optional, graduate level continuing education credits from Colorado School of Mines. The fee for 2 optional credits is $90.

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