Register for up to four webinars presenting four new flexible learning projects that you could use in your teaching this fall. All four projects focus on teaching students through hands-on, coordinated data collection across multiple sites paired with NEON's continental scale datasets. These resources are designed for online or hybrid learning with student data collection done in natural areas, on campuses, in local parks, or in backyards in both urban and rural areas.
NEON is pleased to partner with the Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN) on work funded by the National Science Foundation to develop Flexible Learning Projects that engage students in authentic, collaborative ecological research through either in person or online/socially distant learning.
Projects will be developed using the EREN model of promoting hands-on, coordinated data collection by undergraduate students across multiple sites but will include opportunities to link with and compare local datasets to NEON's continental scale datasets. Student data collection can be done in natural areas, on campuses, in local parks, or in backyards in both urban and rural areas.
Four projects will be introduced in free one hour webinars during the week of August 10 (one webinar for each project). You are invited to attend one or more webinars to learn more about the projects and how to carry them out. The schedule and a registration link appear below. More information about each project appears in the attached document.
- Backyard Pollinator Surveys - Webinar on Monday, August 10, 3-4PM Eastern Time
- Plants in the Human-Altered Environment - Webinar on Tuesday, August 11, 3-4PM Eastern Time
- Mosquito Surveys along Anthropogenic Impact Gradients - Webinar on Wednesday, August 12, 3-4PM, Eastern Time
- Lichens in Diverse Landscapes - Webinar on Thursday, August 13, 10:30AM-11:30AM, Eastern Time
Register in advance for these webinars by no later than August 7 at this link: https://owu-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qfuiqrz4jH9BJ9bmJoxMV7--XP2JP8cDd
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We will also be offering a Faculty Mentoring Network in partnership with QUBES to support faculty as they implement the modules and will also be offering a new project incubator program for people who want to develop their own EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project for the future. Check the EREN website at http://erenweb.org/eren-neon-flexible-learning-projects/ for announcements and materials as they are created.
We look forward to supporting your teaching and research during this complicated fall semester and hope to see you at the webinars. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.