Free Plant Phenology and Climate Change Online Course for K-12 Educators – Application Deadline Feb 10, 2012

Free Plant Phenology and Climate Change Online Course for K-12 Educators (Apply by Feb. 10)
(Apply by Feb. 10; Course Feb. 15-March 14)

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is offering a new online course for educators focused on its successful science program – PB-501 Project BudBurst: Introduction to Plant Phenology and Climate Change. This course is free to K-12 educators and is suited for both formal and informal educational settings. This online course provides all needed information to implement Project BudBurst in the classroom and engage your students in a national program by learning more about plants and climate change at a local level. Participants will be provided with detailed information on Project BudBurst and how to participate, including instructions on how to select plants and make observations, suggestions for structuring the classroom involvement, and classroom activities to engage students in making observations and analyzing data, as well as forming a community with other K-12 educators within Project BudBurst.

Participants in this course can sign up for optional graduate level continuing education credits from Colorado School of Mines. The fee for two credits is $90. For more information and to apply, please visit http://neoninc.org/budburst/academy/.

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