NEON presents its first higher education video

NEON is excited to present its first video in a series of multimedia resources. The Story of LiDAR Data provides a general overview of LiDAR data and highlights how LiDAR data is used to measure structural characteristics of trees.

Education is an important part of the NEON project design. NEON’s higher education program provides a foundation for a growing library of resources including presentations, graphics and data analysis activities that teach key data concepts in higher education classrooms. As a pilot project, we are working with community science experts to develop a set of online videos on the science of measuring vegetation.

What is next? Our next topics in the queue include:

  1. How do LiDAR systems work? Did you ever wonder how light energy can be used to measure tree height? This video will walk you through all of the details!
  2. How do we measure photosynthesis? Do you ever wonder how scientists use light to measure CO2? Have you ever heard of an infrared gas analyzer? This video will walk you through how we use infrared light to measure CO2!

We cannot wait for you to see these videos and to answer your science questions! Check back soon for updates.

Have additional feedback, comments, or ideas for hot science topics in measuring ecological change? Contact Leah Wasser at