GLOBE Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
GLOBE During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
We've created this page in response to the extreme challenges the novel coronavirus pandemic has created for the GLOBE community. Check back regularly to find:
- Updates on scheduled events, campaigns, and intensive observation periods (IOPs)
- Online-learning resources for teachers, parents, students, and citizen scientists that can be completed indoors during times of widespread, in-home containment
Almost all of our existing events have been impacted by the global pandemic. However, the GLOBE Implementation Office is working to continually address how the evolving public health crisis effects our programming.
Important: This page is a work in progress and new materials are added on a regular basis. Important updates will receive further amplification via email and our social media channels.
Events and Activities
All in-person GLOBE events are suspended indefinitely in response to the worldwide pandemic. When it's deemed appropriate to lift our public-gathering restrictions, you'll be notified via this page and through our various communication channels.
GLOBE activities conducted at home or in approved school situations, and in accordance with local governance, are permitted. Follow the guidelines from your local officials and only conduct such activities where and when it's considered safe to do so.
Although we've indefinitely suspended all current GLOBE measurement campaigns, our campaign teams are working tirelessly to develop safe measurement alternatives that don't involve field work. Learn more about how we're adapting our data collection initiatives and join our upcoming 2021 webinars via the links below:
Date: 12 July, 2021 - 16 July, 2021
Theme: Adapting to a Changing GLOBE
The 2021 GLOBE Annual Meeting will be hosted virtually. Throughout the meeting, there will be a slight emphasis on Boulder, Colorado, USA, as this was the location initially planned.
Resources for Students at Home
GLOBE has a wealth of grade-specific activities and protocols that can be completed entirely indoors. Check out our lists of activities below:
- Lower Primary Grades K-2
- Upper Primary Grades 3-5
- Middle School Grades 6-8
- Secondary School Grades 9-12
The GLOBE regions have been hard at work providing online resources for local communities during the pandemic. Discover GLOBE updates and resources for your region below:
- Asia and Pacific
- Europe and Eurasia
- Latin America and Caribbean (En español)
Resources for Scientists and Teachers
- A Descriptive Analysis of GLOBE Data Collection Prior to and During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Ksenia Lepikhina, Denise Yost (link)
NASA at Home
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, NASA wanted to ensure that every student, educator, and lifelong learner had access to valuable resources in order to continue their studies or enrich their ongoing journey. Below, you can find everything from formal lesson plans to amazing imagery and stories about how science and exploration are enriching our world.
Kids and Families: NASA has assembled a wide range of STEM-focused resources and activities for students of every age. Inside, you can discover videos, activities, crafts, and a myriad of other activities to spark your curiosity.
Be a Scientist: Even though you're stuck inside, you can still contribute valuable data to ongoing NASA research. The agency has countless projects underway and offers citizen scientists the chance to participate in a meaningful way.
Virtual Tours and Apps: Explore everything from Mars to the Moon with NASA's virtual tours. You can even put yourself in the driver's seat of a NASA aircraft via one of their augmented reality apps.
NASA Gallery: NASA has collected a myriad of spectacular images over the years. Through their gallery, you can browse the past and present of one of the world's influential space agencies.
NASA Earth Day Resources: Earth Day looked a little different for us this year, however, the communications team at NASA has put together a stunning collection of videos, pictures, and other media resources to celebrate the planet. Check out NASA's 2021 Earth Day resources and learn more about our changing world.
Learn more about the wonders of the universe with NASA's multimedia collection. Through NASA at Home, you can browse:
Stay up to date with the Earth Science NASA team through their social media pages. Share your stories and what you're learning with the NASA team with #NASAatHome. You can also follow their social media pages on:
Tip: To find more NASA Earth accounts, check out their Earth Science Social Media page.