Welcome to Neon's

Citizen Science Academy

Here you will find courses, modules and tutorials designed to help you implement Citizen Science programs in your educational setting.

Educational Resources

How does a bear know when it’s time to hibernate? Why do April showers bring May flowers? Plants and animals don't have calendars or watches, but many of them take cues from the changing seasons.  In this video, Dr. Paul Alaback introduces us to the science of phenology.

Video: Application of Phenology to Climate Research

One of the most important uses of phenology data is determining which species will adapt successfully to climate change. Join Dr. Paul as he talks about using Project BudBurst data to understand & prepare for climate change.

This Implementation Guide provides all of the basic information you'll need to implement Project BudBurst in your mid-grade (5-8) classroom. 

This Implementation Guide for Teachers provides all of the basic information you'll need to implement Project BudBurst in your high school instruction.