NEON Citizen Science Academy Registration Open for 2014 Winter/Spring Sessions

Registration is Open NOW for the 2014 Winter and Spring Sessions of the NEON Citizen Science Academy.

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.  In addition to our Project BudBurst course sequence (CSA501 & CSA502), we are happy to announce two new courses for 2014:

CSA 503 "Project BudBurst Certification Program for Educators”

Have you completed both CSA 501 (or 551) and CSA 502? Are you an enthusiastic educator who would like to take your participation in Project BudBurst to a new level by engaging other citizen scientists? Take this practicum course and become a certified Project BudBurst Instructor! Due to the practicum aspect of this course, participation in this 60-day course will be limited to the first 10 qualified applicants, so be sure to register today!

CSA 520 "Introduction to Citizen Science: Explorations in Educational Settings"

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.

  • Winter Term Offerings (February 4 – March 7, 2014)
  • Spring Term Offerings (April 8 – May 9, 2014)
    • CSA 501a/b: Introduction to Project BudBurst for Educators
    • CSA 502: Working with Project BudBurst Data in an Education Setting
    • CSA 503: Project BudBurst Certification Program for Educators (runs Feb 4 - April 4)
    • CSA 520: Introduction to Citizen Science: Explorations in Educational Settings

Course fee: $35

Each course is limited to 50 participants, except for CSA503 with a maximum of 10.

For those interested in teacher re-certification, all 30-day 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.  Participants in CSA503 (60-days) are eligible to earn 3 optional credits.

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