Welcome to the Citizen Science Academy!

Registered participants receive an email prior to the first day of class with detailed instructions for setting up an account and accessing your course(s). 

Please ensure that your email is set to accept messages from all chicagobotanic.org addresses, and look in your spam or junk folder for any "missing" messages.  This site is maintained by Budburst and the Citizen Science Academy at the Chicago Botanic Garden: info@budburst.org

    Available courses

    Discover how studying the life cycles of plants (phenology) reveals some consequences of climate change. This month-long, facilitated online course includes tips and activities to help you incorporate an observation-rich citizen science project (Budburst) into your lesson plans. Your students will be able to contribute to a national database and use that data to analyze how their world is changing. This course is listed as "Introduction to Plant Phenology and Climate Change (CT-1213)" by the Colorado School of Mines.

    This site is for Chicago Botanic Garden staff for review of the functionality of Moodle for certificate programs, internal professional development courses, volunteer training, or other short-term uses.