GLOBE Teachers: New Peace Corps GLOBE Hydrosphere Learning Activity Now Available

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GLOBE Teachers: There is a new Peace Corps GLOBE Hydrosphere Learning Activity available for you and your students. Through this hands-on experience, students will study and visit a hydrosphere study site; conduct a visual survey to discover information about local land cover and water quality; and document their findings. They will use this initial investigation to raise questions about local land cover and/or water chemistry issues that may require further investigation.

The objectives of this learning activity are:

  • Students will learn different methods for finding out about a study site, such as through library research, field visits, and interviews.
  • Students will learn about their hydrosphere study site and begin to develop their investigation.
  • Students will reflect on local water issues, and present potential indicators and solutions.

To learn more about this learning activity (including necessary materials, procedures, framework and standards) click here!

The GLOBE Program and Peace Corps share a common commitment to the environment, education, youth development and empowerment, capacity building, and cultural understanding. Since 1995, GLOBE and Peace Corps have informally collaborated on activities in countries in Africa, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and Caribbean, and the Near East.

In 2016, NASA and Peace Corps signed a Letter of Intent to strengthen collaboration between GLOBE and the Peace Corps. The GLOBE/Peace Corps Alignment Document outlines some of the ways Peace Corps can, and is, using GLOBE – as well as how GLOBE science protocols align to the Peace Corps.

To learn more about this collaboration, click here.

News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office


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