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Este año, la Oficina de Implementación de GLOBE (GIO, por sus siglas en inglés), condujo la Reunión Regional de Norte América (NARM, por sus siglas en inglés), de forma 100% virtual, del 19 al 22 de octubre. El equipo de planeación de NARM incluyó consideraciones de diversidad, equidad e inclusión en la planeación de este evento. Por ejemplo, la reunión contó con subtítulos en vivo para la mayoría de las sesiones y con subtítulos también en las grabaciones de las pláticas relámpago y de las bienvenidas de los patrocinadores. El equipo también se aseguró de invitar a un grupo diverso de...


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The GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) held the North American Regional Meeting (NARM) 100% virtually this year from 19 – 22 October 2020. The NARM Planning Team included diversity, equity and inclusion considerations in the planning of this event. Several aspects of this included offering live Closed Captioning for most sessions and pre-captioned recordings of Lightning Talks and Sponsor welcomes; soliciting a diverse team of speakers; providing guidelines to speakers to help them consider presentation needs for a diverse audience; creating a Zoom How-To Guide; and asking participants in...


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The newest satellite to monitor global sea level is ready for its journey into space. Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, the latest in a series of spacecraft designed to monitor the global ocean, is scheduled to launch on Saturday, Nov. 21. Will you be watching?  Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, the latest in a series of spacecraft designed to monitor our oceans, is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. The satellite will be followed in 2025 by its twin, Sentinel-6B. Together, the pair is tasked with extending our nearly...


Posted in: Curriculum: Education Research Science and Math Technology STEM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Field Campaigns: Seasons and Biomes Watersheds El Niño GPM GLOBE Science Topics: Climate Climate Change Data Included General Science Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills GLOBE Working Groups: Science Working Group Education Working Group Technology Working Group DEI Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Water Vapor Earth As a System Atmosphere » Precipitation Hydrosphere » Water Temperature Biosphere » Green-Up / Green-Down Biosphere » Land Cover Classification Learning Activities: Earth as a System » S2: What Are Some Factors That Affect Seasonal Patterns? Earth as a System » S4: Modeling the Reasons for Seasonal Change Earth as a System » S5: Seasonal Change on Land and Water Earth as a System » LC2: Representing the study site in a diagram Earth as a System » LC3: Using graphs to show connections Earth as a System » We're All Connected: Earth System Interactions Earth as a System » S3: How Do Seasonal Temp Patterns Vary Among Different World Regions? Hydrology » Water Walk Hydrology » Model a Catchment Basin Hydrology » Practicing Your Protocols Hydrology » Water Detectives Hydrology » Model Your Water Balance Hydrology » Measure Up Hydrology » Water Wonders Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers Student Research Reports: Standard Research Report U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Mission Earth Report Mission Mosquito Report

Even with the pandemic, participation the campaign has been good. Although the number of schools participating and the total number of observations was down from last year, it was still a nice number of each. So far this fall (Northern Hemisphere) spring (Southern Hemisphere) there have been over 3,500 observations from 135 sites (70 schools) across the world. Please see the list below. There are a number of schools in Saudi Arabia with over 100 observations. We also have observations from Brazil and an area of India where there are six new schools taking part in the urban heat island...


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Santa Fe Indian School Café Scientifique presents Marilé Colón Robles, a NASA scientists to share how you can become a citizen scientist and help NASA Learn how to do cloud observations with: Marilé Colón Robles, Project Scientist for NASA Globe Clouds CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Café Description: Marilé Colón Robles, Project Scientist for NASA GLOBE Clouds Science Systems and Applications, Inc. will be presenting information about cloud and aerosol data that NASA uses and how you as a citizen scientist can help in the collection of this data. Please register to the event using your school...


Posted in: Curriculum: Education Research Language Culture and Arts Science and Math STEM GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Climate Climate Change General Science Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate News Topics: Calendar Primary Audience: Students

Estamos emocionados de iniciar un nuevo blog resaltando las historias de miembros de GLOBE y su compromiso para ayudar a GLOBE a convertirse en una comunidad cada vez más acogedora, diversa, equitativa e incluyente. Si tú quieres compartir acerca de tus esfuerzos para hacer GLOBE más acogedor e inclusivo, ¡asegúrate de usar la categoría de “Diversidad, Equidad e Inclusión” en tus posts! Yo me llamo Rosalba Giarratano y soy originaria de la Ciudad de México. Actualmente vivo en la Ciudad de Nueva York con mi esposo y nuestro hijo. Trabajo para el Instituto de Estudios Espaciales Goddard, o...


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            Two weeks ago, I attended the ESRI Ocean, Weather and Climate (OWC) Forum. This Forum featured over 30 speakers across two half-days in the forms of lightning talks, keynote speakers and software demos. It was illuminating to see such a wide range of uses and projects with ESRI’s ArcGIS software within the Ocean, Weather and Climate realms. The demos shared some advanced mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) opportunities within the ArcGIS Pro software. ArcGIS Pro is ESRI’s desktop paid application and has a...


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Spent quite a bit of time working on upgrading the software which runs the www.globe.gov website. The new environment went live on 11/16/2020. Although it may not look too different, behind the scenes a lot has changed. It also gives us some new capabilities and features in a more secure environment.  We'll be advertising and using these new features in the time ahead.  Hope all works well for you! ​​​​​​​      


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So far, I have not encountered any significant errors.  I have only seen a few minor issues.  Whooo Hooo!


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We are excited to start a new blog highlighting stories of GLOBE members and their commitment to help GLOBE become an increasingly welcoming, diverse, equitable and inclusive community. If you want to share any of your efforts in making GLOBE more welcoming and inclusive, make sure to use the “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” category for your GLOBE blog posts! My name is Rosalba Giarratano and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I’m originally from Mexico City and I currently live in New York City with my husband and our son. I work for NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS),...


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Hi; Glad to be here. Iam a science teacher in Israel we are located in a small town called Gedera. The school name is Rimonim which mean in hebrew Pomegranates, and offcourse we have the trees. every year we observe the fruits bloming/ for us those fruits have a Religious significance. We would like to To cooperate with other elemantry school. thank you for reading Gila Rimonim School Gedera Israel


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septiembre/octubre/noviembre 2020 Nuevos recursos disponibles Gracias a nuestra comunidad de nubes, el reto comunitario de nubes 2020 fue un gran éxito al mostrar cómo la ciencia es mejor juntos. Recibimos excelentes fotografías y obras de artes de los participantes, algunas de las cuales se destacaron en el video de agradecimiento. Si no pudistes participar del reto o quieres seguir trabajando en él, visita la página de la guía para familias de nubes GLOBE para obtener los recursos. Encontrarás vídeos sobre la ciencias de nubes (inglés) y el reto para Familias sobre...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Education Research Science and Math Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Other Competitions GLOBE Science Topics: Earth System Science General Science General Science @es Climate Change Data Included Backyard Science Climate Earth as a System Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System Learning Activities: Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate News Topics: Community Letters Primary Audience: Partners Scientists Alumni Country Coordinators Trainers Teachers Students Student Research Reports: U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) International Virtual Science Symposium Report Standard Research Report

Brian Campbell here. I just wanted to share, with every participant on the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, that NASA has released two new amazing videos related to trees, tree height and tree research. Video 1 “An unexpectedly large count of trees in West African Sahara and Sahel,” Released on 16 October 2020 This visualization focuses on the Dryer areas of the globe that do not have forests are sometimes discounted for their contribution to the global biome in climate models and other prediction systems. However, this research has shown that over 1.8 billion trees...


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Did you know that very soon, a new Earth-observing satellite will join the fleet of satellites that are monitoring the health of our home planet? The launch of the joint U.S.- European Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite is set for November 10! Right now it is undergoing final testing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and will be sent aloft on a Falcon 9 rocket. Once it is in orbit, about 1,336 km/830 miles above Earth's surface, its task will be to collect sea level measurements with an accuracy of a few centimeters (for a single measurement) for more than 90%...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Science and Math Technology Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Science Symposia and Fairs Field Campaigns: Seasons and Biomes El Niño GPM GLOBE Science Topics: Earth System Science Climate Earth as a System Scientist Skills GLOBE Working Groups: Education Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System News Topics: Calendar Primary Audience: Partners Scientists Alumni Trainers Country Coordinators Teachers Students Student Research Reports: U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Mission Earth Report International Virtual Science Symposium Report

Teachers and schools can only do so much to motivate children to learn complex topics. However, it takes input from parents to keep them interested and engaged.  Not everyone fits into the pigeonholes that school creates. Your child might learn differently from most others, but the classroom and teaching methodology are optimized for the majority. Take what your child learns in their classroom and expand on it, making it more complex according to their intellectual needs. Here are ideas for approaching it: Make learning fun every way you can No child wants to learn something that...


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Happy Fall! This is certainly not the typical beginning of the academic year we had hoped for, but I hear amazing things about GLOBE teachers across the country making it work remotely, through in-person hybrids and for some, completely in-person. I hope you find little tidbits here that you can use.  Stay safe and stay well friends! Resources that came skidding across my desk (aka my dining room table) this month: The STEM for All Multiplex theme of the month was “Leveraging Authentic Data Across STEM Curricula.” Follow the link to see the blog post, playlist and the recorded...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Event Topics: Webinars Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Science Symposia and Fairs GLOBE Science Topics: Scientist Skills Meetings/Conferences Climate News Topics: Virtual Science Fair Meetings Video

O Programa GLOBE faz parte do Plano de Ampliação Ciêntifica e Tecnológica da União Colegial de Minas Gerais (UCMG). O objetivo do programa na UCMG é aumentar o envolvimento dos estudantes secundaristas na ciência cidadã, meio ambiente e promover atividades educacionais no período de pandemia do Novo Coronavírus.   A implementação do Programa GLOBE ocorreu após o diálogo com a AEB (Agência Espacial Brasileira) que orientou e forneceu sua ajuda neste processo. No dia 09 de Outubro de 2020, após aprovação da entidade no GLOBE, começamos a seleção dos primeiros cidadãos cientistas da...


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September/October/November 2020   Cloud Challenge Resources Available Thanks to our cloud community, the 2020 Community Cloud Challenge was a great success showing how Science is Better Together! We received some great photos and artwork from participants, some of which were highlighted in the thank you video. If you missed the challenge or want to keep working on it, visit the GLOBE Clouds Family Guide page for the resources. You will find videos about the Science of Clouds and the Family Cloud Challenge page with a Choice Chart for activities...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Education Research Science and Math Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Other GLOBE Science Topics: Earth System Science General Science General Science @es Climate Change Data Included Backyard Science Climate Earth as a System Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols GLOBE Working Groups: Evaluation Working Group Education Working Group Technology Working Group Science Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System Learning Activities: Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate News Topics: IOPs Regions Community Letters News Briefs Primary Audience: Partners Scientists Alumni Country Coordinators Trainers Teachers Students Student Research Reports: International Virtual Science Symposium Report Standard Research Report

As you know, there are so many online tools that you can analyze, visualize, and retrieve data and imagery for student and professional research. Our campaign team knows that it can be tough to know just which one(s) to choose to assist in research. Online tools can be used as aides in student research from local to global environments. Comparing ground-based data and imagery, from GLOBE with satellite and airborne data, can serve as an amazing way to focus student research. We also know that teachers and students are extremely busy right now, especially in the global pandemic-driven new...


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GLOBE Student Investigations with NASA This collaborative webinar was planned and presented by three NASA Science Activation Earth science awards and the GLOBE Implementation Office. Each group shared a broad range of NASA-sponsored opportunities and resources to connect students to investigating our Earth system using NASA and GLOBE data.  The recording is available on-demand https://www.globe.gov/web/mission-mosquito/overview/webinars/archived-webinars A list of resources shared by the presenters is available at https://bit.ly/3cwCkhz The goal is to support teachers and...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Event Topics: Webinars Science Symposia and Fairs Investigation Areas: Earth As a System Hydrosphere Atmosphere Biosphere Primary Audience: Teachers Students Partners

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    The aim of this competition was to spread the importance of protecting the environment and raising awareness of the causes of environmental pollution. Participants had a good idea of the contribution that is provided by the Globe program, students were give some online workshops that explain the methods of collecting environmental data in a fun scientific way. More then 70 students participated in this competition during the summer break. The winners were rewarded with medals and participation certificates  


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Here are a couple resources that crossed my desk in August which you might find interesting: 20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course GLOBE Playlist in the STEM for All Multiplex NOAA’s Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) Community Resilience Education Theory of Change (It really highlights community science work...a perfect place to use GLOBE!) Quizlet used their online learning data to come up with some back to school takeaways.  https://quizlet.com/blog/remote-learning-report-2020 Partner News Legacy Bridges STEM Academy is a new GLOBE Partnership in...


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The Next 25 Years “To Observe the Earth and Visualize the Future” GLOBE Satellites in Education Team (G-SET) Over five decades of satellite and remote sensing data and technical infrastructure focused on observing the Earth continues to provide critical data and information for decision-makers daily. In fact, it plays a role in many of our daily lives and business practices. Precollege students can now utilize the Space to Earth: Earth to Space (SEES) Model where observations and measurements can include both satellite and remote sensing imagery and data, and traditional...


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  They are all tropical cyclones, but the name hurricane is used exclusively for those in the North Atlantic and the Pacific Northwest. How do they form and why do they usually occur in this part of the world? A power pump The most common mechanism of hurricane formation in the Atlantic - which causes more than 60% of these phenomena - is a tropical wave. When it reaches the Atlantic Ocean, the tropical wave may be the beginning of a hurricane, but in order for it to form, it needs energy sources, such as adequate humidity, heat and wind. In particular, it is necessary that the...


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The current COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way students learn, as many students around the world are engaging in hybrid models of instruction, a combination of classroom and at home (virtual) learning. We understand that this does play a vital role in how students participate in GLOBE data collection and student research. With all this said, beginning in September 2020, Year 3 of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign will commence. With participants from over fifty countries, the campaign includes students, educators, citizen scientists, subject matter experts, and...


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The NASA GLOBE Clouds team never imagined this time last year that we'd be holding our GLOBE 2020 Community Cloud Challenge in the midst of a global pandemic. But GLOBE is about community and showing how science is better together! In the four weeks of the challenge, we had the opportunity to learn how eight different NASA scientists study clouds to better understand our atmosphere and the important role citizen science observations play in that. You also had the chance to learn about cloud-related activities from six different amazing GLOBE educators.   And considering the...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Education Research Science and Math Technology Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Other Competitions GLOBE Science Topics: Earth System Science General Science General Science @es Data Included Backyard Science Climate Earth as a System GLOBE Protocols Scientist Skills GLOBE Working Groups: Evaluation Working Group Education Working Group Technology Working Group Science Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System Learning Activities: Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate News Topics: IOPs Primary Audience: Partners Scientists Alumni Country Coordinators Trainers Students Teachers Student Research Reports: Standard Research Report

Hello, A number of GLOBE Website Tutorials have been created to help you quickly get up to speed on how to use the tools provided by the GLOBE website. They're all available at the following link: https://www.globe.gov/support/faqs/globe-website-tutorials Be sure to bookmark this link as there will continue to be more useful tutorials added to the collection. -Roller


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Hello! My name is Faguni and I am a rising senior from San Jose, California. Over the summer, I participated in the NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth Science Internship program and was a part of the Mosquito Mapper Team.  What was originally supposed to be a two-week program at UT-Austin and the Johnson Space Center, turned into an eight-week virtual internship, all from the comforts of our bedroom! Despite the mild hiccup, our mentors worked hard to create and deliver an unforgettable experience that immersed us into the life of a NASA researcher and scientist.  Our program began...


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I worked  with a team of four other SEES interns to conduct an investigation into mosquito larvae trapping. We chose to research  the effectiveness of mosquito larvae traps in different geographical areas, as we noticed that many of the interns were having trouble with capturing mosquito larvae in experimental traps. Moreover, understanding what type of traps and trap bait type most attracted mosquitoes could offer insight into why areas had significantly higher mosquito populations than others. Array of experimental traps in WA We conducted investigations in five different...


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