Citizen Science Academy

NEON's Citizen Science Academy (CSA), the first of its kind, was created to meet the rapidly growing need for professional development in Citizen Science (CS). We provide online courses and other resources designed to support effective implementation of CS in formal and informal education settings.

Informal educators participating in Project BudBurst.

Have you been thinking about adding Citizen Science projects to your educational setting but you are not sure where to start? NEON's Citizen Science Academy can help point you in the right direction.

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Our current online courses include a general introduction to citizen science and a suite of courses focused on Project BudBurst. Partnering with the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, we created customized courses to fit their staff professional development needs. Additional courses are in development.

What are educators saying about CSA online courses?

"I enjoyed it. It was the right amount of time and it got me set for what I have been thinking of doing for a year. It is actually remarkable how the timing and content of this class matched my needs. Thank you."

"I now realize that there are a lot of tools available to me as a citizen scientist and I do not have to 'reinvent the wheel'."

"Excellent instructors ...  always prompt with questions & grading, very involved & seemed to care about our progress and education throughout the course."