Letter to the Community
17 February 2016
Are you aware of the timeline for the upcoming International Virtual Science Fair? Well, here are the dates you should keep in mind:
- 11 March 2016 -- Deadline to send in student reports!
- 3 - 9 April 2016 -- Students respond to comments from judges and peers.
- 22 April 2016 -- Scores, and badges announced. And importantly, a drawing will take place to determine which project entries will receive a stipend to defray the cost of attending the GLOBE Annual Meeting in Colorado, in July.
In brief, the 2016 GLOBE International Virtual Science Fair, that takes place online, is in full swing and projects are currently coming in. We are looking forward to receiving projects from all GLOBE countries; it's not too late to enter!
Need a scientist to assist your students? Find scientists who have volunteered to help, here. This is a great opportunity for students to apply the data they have entered to real-world projects, and practice skills they've learned through their involvement with GLOBE. Every project that is submitted will be hosted in the Student Research Reports section on the GLOBE website.
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Earth Day is coming: April 22!
Earth Day is always held on April 22, no matter the year, no matter the country, and is marked by leaders, citizens, organizations, companies, and agencies coming together to celebrate planet Earth. Earth Day is always a special day that represents the future for generations to come and keeping the environment we all occupy healthy and sustainable.
Here, at the GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) in Boulder, Colorado, we'll be hosting a number of events in celebration of Earth Day.
- During the week surrounding Earth Day, we will host the 2016 Data Entry Challenge. We want to see the numbers on data entry skyrocket that week... so plan to enter new data or old. The GLOBE Implementation Office will recognize schools entering the most data as well as the schools that have entered the most data using the mobile app for data collection and entry during Earth Week (17-24 April).
- Also, on Earth Day 2016, we'll be holding another Earth Day Google Hangout. The Regional Desk Officers will report on GLOBE in their regions.
- At the conclusion of the regional presentations, we'll hold a drawing to select (from all qualified student projects in the International Virtual Science Fair) those who will receive monetary stipends to attend the next big GLOBE international gathering, the 20th GLOBE Meeting to be held 16 - 21 July in Colorado. Plan to tune in to GLOBE's Earth Day Google Hangout, or see the archived version, which will be posted later the same day.
The 2016 Annual Meeting in Estes Park, Colorado
Please note the new dates: 16 - 21 July!
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to move the Annual Meeting up one day. This year, the event will begin on the evening of Saturday 16 July and will close at mid-day on Thursday, 21 July. Now that we have resolved the scheduling issue, the Annual Meeting webpage and registration site will soon be posted. Details coming soon! Make plans to join us in Estes Park, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in our beautiful state of Colorado in July. I look forward to seeing you there.
Dr. Tony Murphy
Director, GLOBE Implementation Office