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One of the best things about GLOBE is that students learn about science by doing science! Not only do students engage in real data collection, but there are also opportunities for them to conduct research projects that are interesting to them and that focus on answering questions that are meaningful and relevant to them. This semester we were very fortunate to collaborate with a high school intern who feels very passionate about advocating for accessibility, and who has also been learning a lot about clouds! Naudia’s research question was “How can blind and sighted students learn about ...


Posted in: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   GLOBE Working Groups: DEI WORKING GROUP


This academic year, I've had the opportunity to be a key advisor for the West Virginia Climate Change Professional Development (WVCCPD) Community. WVCCPD participants engaged in the reflection of student voice's and strategies for helping them take ACTION on Climate Change. New to this year, the group has planned localized Climate Action Day actions such as forming a club to learn about sustainable practices, improving energy efficiency at their schools, watching videos and evaluating information pertaining to global warming and climate change, organizing liter clean ups, and more! As ...


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​​​​The North American Regional Meeting (NARM) scheduled for 2-4 November 2022, is top on the U.S. Coordination Office minds, and all the planning that goes into this kind of virtual event! This year, we are also trying something new and there will be 4 professional learning sessions (open to Partners and teachers) on 7-8 November, scattered across the country. See last week's blog for the flier link but also, stay tuned to this space and find out when registration is open! Speaking of NARM, GLOBE Exchange is an opportunity to create a 2-minute video to introduce your GLOBE ...


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  Deforestation for agriculture and fires were the main drivers of the increase, according to the authors. The scientists say that a "collapse" in law enforcement in recent years has encouraged forest clearing. The research findings have been submitted for publication but have yet to be independently reviewed. As home to the largest tropical forest on Earth, the Amazon plays a critical role in maintaining the Earth's climate by storing massive amounts of carbon in trees and soils. Over the last few decades the forest has been under growing pressure as land has been cleared in ...


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We have posted a very requested Watercooler that happened on September 8th, “ Telling Your Tree Stories !” An eNewsletter just went out and if you follow the link to the Recent Issue , you can subscribe yourself. These are pretty irregular and usually focus around something very timely such as SRS announcements, opportunities for students and teachers, and new GLOBE resources. Haley from our office attended a workshop on data literacy and thought this site and the presenter sharing it were really amazing - it has completely different ways to visualize data : ...


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Hello! My name is Margaret Gregory. I am a science writer for the USDA Forest Service. I found my way into the Forest Service through the Resource Assistant Program ; before that, I taught physical science and chemistry at a public high school for three years. Even though I taught the physical sciences, my heart lies in the biological sciences—I minored in biology in my undergrad program. Photosynthesis forms the cornerstone of biology; if plants couldn’t create energy from sunlight, our world wouldn’t exist.          ​​​​​​​This lesson plan ...


Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: GENERAL SCIENCE GLOBE PROTOCOLS SCIENTIST SKILLS   Investigation Areas: BIOSPHERE   Learning Activities: LAND COVER/BIOLOGY P4: A BEGINNING LOOK AT PHOTOSYNTHESIS   Primary Audience: STUDENTS TEACHERS


Have you ever wondered why NASA has chosen to follow water ? NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has captured the distinct signature of water outside our solar system. NASA's Artemis program is examining the presence of water on the Moon in advance of sending and establishing a sustainable human presence there.  The answer is simple - water is key to life as we know it, including on planet Earth. Only 2.5% of the water on Earth is fresh, and only a tiny fraction of that is available for use. NASA and other space agencies’ remote sensing satellites provide vital information to ...


Posted in: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   GLOBE Science Topics: EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE   Investigation Areas: HYDROSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM


What motivated you to volunteer as a NASA citizen scientist? How did you learn about NASA citizen science? Well ,I learned about NASA citizen science when I participated in the 2020 (STEM). Due to my experiences with mosquitoes and mosquito-borne disease as a Sri Lankan, I decided to join the Mosquito Mappers team, where part of the was collecting and analyzing GLOBE Mosquito Habitat Mapper and GLOBE Observer Clouds citizen science data. I saw opportunities to utilize my interest in programming to automate certain tasks that made the data we were using more accessible and easier to ...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: BIOSPHERE MOSQUITOES


Happy Fall GLOBE community! The leaves are starting to change color here in New Hampshire and the U.S. Coordination Office has compiled all the GLOBE resources you need to study green-down ! Let us know if we forgot anything! Evaluation Working Group Monthly Meeting Summary (NA Representative, Dr. Eleanor Jaffee): The GIO is currently working with an external evaluation team on a comprehensive evaluation plan for GLOBE. As the members of the Evaluation Working Group are more connected with the GLOBE community in our work, we will have an opportunity to review the ...


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I'm back! Good things coming up this fall but I will hold off on some of them because we like to keep these weekly posts efficient! The 2021 Yearbook is published ! GLOBE Partners and teachers are doing AMAZING things! Really nice blog post from AGU on critical thinking skills: https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2021/02/09/science-illiteracy-and-poor-critical-thinking-skills-really-can-be-deadly/   Watercoolers started yesterday and you can register for them in advance here . Next week, 8 September at 4:10pm ET/1:10pm PT, is about " Telling Our Tree ...


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The Summer 2022 NASA SEES Internship program was a memorable one for the GLOBE Mission EARTH (GME) Team! The 6-week period of hard work, commitment, and dedication by all members led to creative and outstanding research projects from both the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) and the Air Quality Initiative (AQI) Teams. The wide geographical spread of the NASA SEES students allows them to take observations using different GLOBE protocols across the United States. The AQI Team led by GLOBE Mission EARTH Research Assistant Sara Mierzwiak and GME Teacher Janene Smith mentored a group of 7 ...


Posted in: Curriculum: EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY STEM   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   Student Research Reports: MISSION EARTH REPORT


La maestra GLOBE Karin Ramos Torres, profesora de la G.U.E. I.E. Mariano Melgar Valdivieso, en la ciudad de Arequipa, departamento y provincia de Arequipa, nos informa sobre la implementación del Programa Globe Melgarino.   La profesora Karin, viene estimulado en sus estudiantes el interés por la investigación de su entorno, para de esta forma motivar futuras vocaciones científicas. Una de las áreas en que están trabajando es el monitoreo de las condiciones atmosféricas locales (temperatura, cobertura y tipo de nubes, aerosoles, entre otros). La información generada (registros de ...


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Una muestra del espíritu de GLOBE lo viene dando en el departamento de Arequipa la maestra GLOBE, Profesora Angelica Huayhua Cruz, quien viene impulsando el Programa GLOBE en la IE. Jorge Basadre Grohmann del Distrito de José Luis Bustamante y Rivero, en la provincia de Arequipa. La implementación del Proyecto Educativos Ambiental  Integrado “Programa Escolar de Monitoreo Ambiental GLOBE” (PEAI GLOBE) involucra la participación de diversos agentes de la comunidad educativa Basadrina: equipo directivo, docentes, auxiliares, personal administrativo y estudiantes (VI Ciclo). La ...


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About the Author: Veshell Lewis, PhD is a Biology Teacher at Dacula High School and Adjunct Biology Instructor at Georgia State University. She has worked with students using GLOBE Program protocols since 2013. Secondary teachers can use the scientific article and scientist designed diagram as facilitation tools for discussing important global carbon cycle concepts.                       1)    Start by reading the Natural Inquirer Science Journal article Balancing Act: Urban Trees and the Carbon ...


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Hoping to see you at the  GLOBE Annual Meeting  next week! Loving the session choices and our team has divided up so we can cover them all.   The U.S. Partner session is on Monday afternoon from 3-5pm ET/1-3pm PT (we will end earlier than that, promise!). Our team will share NARM, SRS, and Yearbook news, we will hear from GPO, and announce two RFPs. We will breakout with a couple Jamboard sessions (you know we have fun at those) and end with a Waterfall Chat. A Waterfall Chat might be my new favorite Zoom technique, well, maybe second favorite - I’ll use another one during ...


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Happy Friday! ​​​​​​​Were you wondering about the lack of posts the last few weeks? I was spending some time in the Adirondacks (NY) with my family the week before July 4th and last week I was in Estes Park, CO with the GLOBE and Earth Systems Science Collaboratives . I encourage you to check out their pages for more information about the 7 groups of GLOBE Partnerships and their regional and cross-regional partners. They are doing great work and the discussions were lively around how they could better work together to reach a broader audience of youth, educators and families, leveraging ...


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The GLOBE Program, through its various platforms such as the International Virtual Student Symposium (IVSS), Student Research Symposium (SRS), Regional Meetings has always highlighted relevant student research accomplishments and outputs. The GLOBE activities, however, are not just limited to students and teachers. We are pleased to know that retired professionals can also work and contribute meaningfully to the GLOBE database as citizen scientists. Let us get to know one cloud enthusiast from India, Om Prakash Gupta. Om Prakash Gupta is one of the most active citizen scientists that ...


Posted in: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   GLOBE Working Groups: DEI WORKING GROUP


We’ve been posting alot of news stories lately and making them more interesting with pictures. Alicia discovered that when she was adding alt text to the images, it was changing them all to the same alt text. This isn’t a great thing to have happen and we reported it to GLOBE . In the meantime, Haley found a workaround to the problem so take a look at this short video if you are planning on posting a story with pictures and alt text in the near future.​​​​​​​ Speaking of news stories, here are some for the 2022 SRS: 2022 U.S. GLOBE Student Research Symposia ...


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              Big news from Zoom – there is a Beta Avatar setting you can test out. As you can see, the   GLOBE U.S. Coordination Office did during our weekly meeting.         One more Watercooler to close out the academic year next week June 23rd at 4:10pm ET/1:10pm PT – we are celebrating 50 years of Earth Observations. Come join us! Register here: https://unh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlc-GvqDgtGdab5mNzRurPAJY4sv5p7VIF   Female scientists studying air quality and climate change – cash awards available ! ...


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GLOBE Partners, watch for the Regional Newsletters coming to your Inbox soon. They will have a highlight of the SRS that happened in your region. If you don't get the newsletters or want to know more about U.S. GLOBE activities, visit our Stay Current page to follow, sign-up and see all the ways we communicate with the community. New Natural Inquirer GLOBE Crosswalk blog published using the Earth Systems Elementary GLOBE book. Written by Alicia Carlson, our Outreach Lead. Partners working with pre-service teachers and providing summer professional learning, please ...


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