The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental-scale ecological observation facility sponsored by the National Science Foundation. NEON collects data at 81 sites across the United States and provides these data free of charge to help address many research and education questions including about the impacts of climate change, land use change and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity. These data can support numerous student centered activities in your classroom once you know how to discover the data or access the existing OERs using the data. Over 180 data products, from plant phenology to microbes, from water chemistry to gas fluxes, and from lake bathymetry to lidar remote sensing, can be accessed from the NEON data portal. An ever growing library of open educational resources are available using NEON data and can be accessed from NEON or from QUBESHub. To support faculty using NEON data in classrooms, staff on the NEON project are available to answer questions and a Faculty Mentoring Network is available to participate in during Spring and Fall semesters.
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