GLOBE International Scientist Network
The GLOBE International Scientist Network will host webinars that will provide tips and tools for scientists interacting with teachers and students.
Please continue to check back as future webinars are posted.
Recordings of past webinars are posted in our GISN webinar archive.
Title: Adventures of a scientist in the K-12 classroom
Speaker: Dr. Lin Chambers, NASA Scientist
After completing her PhD in 1991, "so she would never have to go to school again", Lin Chambers stepped back into a classroom in January 1997 to talk with middle school kids about a NASA citizen science project. Since then Lin has spoken with students from kindergarden through high school, in multiple states and on three continents, in two and a half languages, in person and through virtual connections. Despite this experience, each visit to a classroom is a new adventure. Lin will share some lessons learned from her experiences that may benefit other scientists contemplating a return to the classroom.
Dr. Lin Chambers is a physical scientist in the Science Directoriate at the NASA Langley Research Center. She received her Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1991. Dr. Chambers is a member of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Science Team, for which she directs the outreach component of the CERES effort, the Students' Cloud Observations On-Line (S'COOL) Project. From 2003-2006, she was the Contrail Scientist for The GLOBE Program. She leads the MY NASA DATA project to make real NASA Earth-observing data accessible to the K-12 and citizen science communities. Currently she serves as the Project Scientist for the NASA Innovations in Climate Education project.
Title: Meaningful Teacher-Scientist Partnerships: How to Make it Work
Speaker: Lindsay Knippenberg, Einstein Fellow and teacher
So, you're thinking about working with a K-12 school teacher...K-12 schools are very different from the university and research world, and working with a teacher or visiting a classroom can be very intimidating. Join this webinar to learn how the GLOBE program can help you to build meaningful teacher-scientist partnerships. Lindsay Knippenberg, a classroom teacher who has built successful partnerships with scientists and her students, will give you ideas for planning classroom visits, collaborating while in the field, and building a lasting, two-way partnership between the teacher and scientist.
Lindsay Knippenberg has been teaching Environmental Science for the past ten years in both urban and rural schools and is currently teaching at Mooresville High School in Mooresville, North Carolina. In her classroom, Lindsay challenges her students to think like scientists and be collectors and users of scientific data. Through her partnerships with several scientists she has been able to bring current science and data into the classroom to make learning more meaningful to her students. Some of those partnerships include working alongside a team of researchers studying microorganisms living deep within a glacier in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antractica through PolarTREC and being part of a team of fisheries biologists studying pollack in the Bering Sea through the NOAA Teacher at Sea program. For the past two years Lindsay has been a Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the NOAA Office of Education in Washington, DC. Lindsay used her fellowship to help link teachers to scientists and provide teachers with the resources to bring current science into their classrooms to inspire students across the nation to become our future scientists.