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*Experience NEON’s Citizen Science Academy Online*




Are you looking for a way to include citizen science in your teaching but

not sure where to start? NEON’s Citizen Science Academy (CSA) is a

professional development resource designed to help educators successfully

engage learners in key aspects of citizen science from making observations

and measurements, to visualization, and more. NEON’s CSA offers

facilitated, self-paced, online courses for formal, informal, and

non-formal educators wishing to incorporate citizen science into their

educational programs. Registration is now open for the Summer 2014 term.



*Summer Term (Jul 1 – Aug 1) offerings:*


- CSA 501a/b: Introduction to Project BudBurst for Educators


- CSA 502: Working with Project BudBurst Data in an Education Setting


- NEW! CSA 520: Introduction to Citizen Science: Explorations in

Educational Settings




*NEW! CSA 520 Introduction to Citizen Science: Explorations in Educational



Do you currently use Citizen Science in your teaching or outreach? Would

you like to? In this course, you will become familiar with five successful

Citizen Science projects especially suited to both formal and informal

education. The projects you will learn about include: CoCoRaHS, Picture

Post, Ebird, FrogWatch USA, and Project BudBurst.




*CSA 501 Introduction to Project BudBurst for Educators*


Looking for a way to engage your learners in the science of phenology? This

professional development course will provide you with detailed information

about Project BudBurst and how to participate, including how to select your

plants and make observations, suggestions for structuring your learning

environment, educational activities to engage your learners in making

observations and analyzing data. You’ll also form a community with other

educators from around the country.




*CSA 502 Using Project BudBurst Data in an Educational Setting*


You’ve engaged your learners with Project BudBurst and now you’d like to

explore the data! This course overviews how to use Project BudBurst data in

formal and informal learning environments. The course highlights an

exciting set of online data visualization tools developed by the National

Geographic FieldScope program. It also covers plant adaptations to a

changing climate, and links between Project BudBurst data and other large

data sets. This course is offered in one section that considers both formal

and informal educational objectives.




Courses are $35 and run approximately 1 month. Each course is limited to 30

participants. For those interested in teacher re-certification, each 30-day

course can be taken for 2 optional graduate-level continuing education

credits from Colorado School of Mines. The fee for 2 optional credits is





Questions? Email us at CSAregistrar@neoninc.org


Register at http://www.citizenscienceacademy.org/courses

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