Presentations from 2017 Annual Meeting

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Monday, 31 July, 2017

8:30 am - 9:15 am

Welcome and Opening of the Meeting

Presenters: Scott Graves, GLOBE Partner and emcee; Tony Murphy, Director, GIO and co-emcee; Lin Chambers, NASA and NSF; John McLaughlin, NOAA; Alice Alpert, DOS; Toni Harp, Mayor of New Haven; Bruce Kalk, SCSU Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences; Joe Bertolino, SCSU President; Robert Prezant, SCSU Provost; Patrick Heidkamp, EGMS Department Chair

Welcome to the 21st GLOBE Annual Meeting and 5th Student Research Exhibition from local GLOBE Partners and hosts, GIO Director, NASA Program Manager, NSF Program Manager and NOAA Education.

9:15 am - 10:15 am

The Past Year in Data Information Systems

Presenters: David Overoye, Cornell Lewis  

Many changes and enhancements have occurred in the last year to the Data Information Systems (DIS) and the program’s apps (GLOBE Data Entry, and GLOBE Observer).  These will be outlined in this session.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Field Experience Description for Protocol Training

Presenters: Scott Graves, with SCSU Field Interns [Campus], [Cove River], [Hammonasset]

GLOBE Partner Scott Graves will give an overview of the three locations where the protocol training will occur; the SCSU campus; Cove River; and the Hammonasset Beach.  There will also be information on travel, site capacity, and safety.

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Keynote Address

Presenter: Alexander J. Felson, Associate Professor, Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and School of Architecture, Director of Urban Ecology & Design Lab.

Title: Urban Design and Landscape Architecture for Coastal Resilience

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Report from GLOBE Working Groups

Moderator: Tony Murphy
Presenters: Jessica Taylor, Nektaria Adaktilou, Mullica Jaroensutasinee, Elżbieta Wołoszyńska-Wiśniewska

Chairs of each of the four Working Groups (Education, Evaluation, Science, Technology) report out on their work over the past year.

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Country Coordinators Meeting

Moderator: Lyn Wigbels
Presenters: Ylliass Lawani

Country Coordinators discuss opportunities, challenges and barriers to implementing GLOBE in their countries.

US Partners Meeting

Moderator: Jen Bourgeault

US Partners discuss opportunities, challenges and barriers to implementing GLOBE in their areas.

Tuesday, 1 August, 2017

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Announcements & Panel Discussion

Moderator: Scott Graves
Mark Paine Assistant to the Commissioner of Public Works, West Haven; James Tait, SCSU Werth Center for Coastal Marine Studies

Title: Academic and Citizen Science collaborations with local municipalities - beaches and marshes.

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

GLOBE and Citizen Science Discussion

Moderator: Tony Murphy
Presenters: Kristen Weaver, Becca Hatheway, Lisa Gardiner

GLOBE released the GLOBE Observer (GO) app last year, which now has two measurements (clouds and mosquitoes) that citizen scientists can enter into the database. This session discusses the future direction of GO and other citizen science opportunities that are possible with UCAR Center for Science Education, a GLOBE partner.

Balloon/Kite Aerial Photography & Drones and How they Enhance our Understanding of Science and the Environment (with demonstration)

Moderator: Scott Graves
Presenters: Dave Bydlowski, Vern Williams, Darryl Nicholson, Scott Thibault, Peter Broadbridge

This session examines how partners are using balloons, kites and drones to enhance our understanding of science and the environment, provide mid-altitude aerial perspectives on landscapes and habitats, with emerging relevance to ground-based GLOBE observations and protocols.

Creative Models for Implementing GLOBE (at the country level)

Moderator: Lyn Wigbels
Presenters: Nadhira Alharthy, Oman; Marta Kingsland, Argentina; Krisanadej Jaroensutasinee, Thailand; Charles Mwangi, KenyaElżbieta Wołoszyńska-Wiśniewska, Poland

Come learn what strategies some Country Coordinators are using to implement GLOBE within their countries.  Different models will be shown in the session.

GLOBE Professional Development and Training

Presenter: Jessica Taylor

A number of years ago GLOBE created a process for Trainer and Master Trainer Certification.  The Education Working group has been asked to review and revise the current Trainer Certification process and requirements.  This session presents some of the recommendations and seeks community input on the proposed changes.   

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Website Administration for US and International Partners

Presenters: David Overoye, Cornell Lewis

Are you a GLOBE Partner, US or International?  Do you need some pointers on how to work through the GLOBE website?  Then this session is for you!  Come learn about the capabilities that you have as a partner and how to easily navigate the capabilities, such as setting up, administering and closing workshops, pushing news and events up to your regional office, etc.  

GLOBE Weather NGSS-Based Instructional Unit for Middle School

Moderator: John Ristvey
Presenters: Lisa Gardiner, Becca Hatheway, Renee Minaya, Lindsey Mohan, Bill Meyers

GLOBE is developing a Next-Generation Science Standards (NGSS) based instructional unit for middle school teachers that promotes student understanding of weather phenomena. Throughout the unit, students will work with weather data, analyze data, and use related GLOBE atmosphere protocols and activities. This session will provide participants with an overview of the unit and the opportunity to contribute input before the unit is pilot tested this fall.

Coastal Measurements Discussion

Presenters: Scott Graves, John McLaughlin

Come discuss how GLOBE protocols can be used to monitor coastal environments more broadly; new tools and established techniques; how to contribute to local/regional stakeholders; expand student investigations of this important and dynamic interface between land, sea and sky; with considerations of possible future opportunities.

Regional GLOBE Learning Expeditions

Moderator: Amalia Aubone, Latin America and Caribbean
Presenters: Mark Brettenny, Africa; Desh Bandhu, Asia and Pacific; Dana Votapkova, Europe and Eurasia; Salma Alzubi, Near East and North Africa

GLOBE Learning Expeditions have become more of a feature of the program, with regional events occurring more frequently.  Come learn how different countries and regions have developed and organized these regional GLEs.

Implementing GLOBE in Your Classroom (International)

Moderator: Anna Heyne-Mudrich , [1], [2]
Presenters: KanoKrat Singnui, Thailand; Michel Pedurand, France; Sonja Drzensla, Germany; Nasser Mohammed Almanari, Oman

Ever wonder how GLOBE is implemented in schools internationally.  This session will help you understand how various schools around the world are implementing the program. 

Educator Toolkit: Data and Resources for Student Research and Investigations

Moderator:  Theresa Schwerin
Presenters:  Cassie Soeffing, Tina Harte, Brian Campbell

Bring your laptop or tablet for this session on data and resources for framing student-centered investigations around phenomena.  The workshop will focus on a new educator toolkit (released June 2017) that includes:  quick start guide to data sources; lessons, activities and resources by grade band; and key features of NASA online resources and how to use them to investigate phenomena (e.g., MY NASA DATA, NASA Earth Observations (NEO, NASA Worldview, GLOBE El Niño data, and Change Matters).

Wednesday, 2 August, 2017

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Announcements and Keynote Address

Presenter: Dalia Kirschbaum, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (via Zoom)

Title: Measuring Rainfall from Space in Our Backyards: How Satellites Can Be Used to Understand Disasters, Disease and More

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

GLOBE Weather NGSS-Based Instructional Unit for Middle School

Moderator: John Ristvey
Presenters: Lisa Gardiner, Becca Hatheway, Renee Minaya, Lindsey Mohan, Bill Meyers

GLOBE is developing a Next-Generation Science Standards (NGSS) based instructional unit for middle school teachers that promotes student understanding of weather phenomena. Throughout the unit, students will work with weather data, analyze data, and use related GLOBE atmosphere protocols and activities. This session will provide participants with an overview of the unit and the opportunity to contribute input before the unit is pilot tested this fall.

SMAP Soil Moisture Measurements and New Instrumentation

Presenter: Narendra Das

Have you taken soil moisture measurements using the SMAP protocol? Are you still interested in these measurements and want to learn about the development of a new instrument from Narendra Das and Erika Podest that could make taking these measurements easier? Then come listen to Narendra talk about and show their new instrument.

Implementing GLOBE in a University

Moderator: Kevin Czajkowski, University of Toledo
Presenters: Karl Schneider, University of Cologne; Scott Graves, Southern Connecticut State University; Kevin O’Connor, Mount Royal University

Are you a GLOBE partner at a university?  Haven’t yet integrated GLOBE into your courses there, or want more ideas?  This session is for you.  Come and learn about various implementation models at the university level in different countries. 

GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper: Partnerships, Programs and Potential

Moderator: Theresa Schwerin
Presenters: Russanne Low
, Avery Waite, Jean Robert Batana Pires Ferreira,

Learn about the international initiatives connected to GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper (GO-MHM).  Team members share exciting new developments: GLOBE’s partnership with the IGES-led, USAID-funded Mosquito Challenge Community Campaign (MCCC), reports from MCCC workshops held in Brazil and Peru, and the recent announcement of the UN’s commitment to develop a proof-of-concept international citizen science mosquito database that would potentially include GLOBE data. All these initiatives are part of a larger effort to reduce the risk of mosquito borne disease worldwide, including USAID’s Combating Zika and Future Threats Grand Challenge. We will share educational resources created for use to support the GO-MHM use in informal and formal educational settings, and provide guidance how to best design a GO-MHM workshop for your community.

3:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Data Entry and Visualization for GLOBE Field Work

Presenters: David Overoye, Cornell Lewis

During this session, participants will enter and visualize the data that they have collected during the fieldwork. 

Website Clinic

Presenters: David Overoye, Cornell Lewis, Travis Andersen, Roller Angel

Having issues with your GLOBE account or understanding aspects of the website? This is a hands-on clinic for you to resolve your issues.

Thursday, 3 August, 2017

8:30 am - 10:30 am

GLOBE Strategic Plan: World Cafe

Moderators: Tony Murphy, John Ristvey

The GLOBE Program’s current strategic plan ends in 2017.  In April, a group of community members gathered to develop goals and strategies for the next five years.  In this session, you will have an opportunity to review the draft plan (goals, strategies, and activities) and have a conversation to discuss the community’s contributions to the plan for the next five years.

Student Campus Cache / Treasure Hunt

Facilitators: SCSU Student Interns

Theme is sustainability features of a College Campus. Thinking about our human impacts.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Elementary GLOBE

Moderator: Becca Hatheway
Presenters: Tina Harte, Lisa Gardiner

Learn about the latest updates to the Elementary GLOBE resources, including new eBooks and a revised Teacher Implementation Guide. Try out a variety of storytelling strategies and engage in an activity that features cross curricular connections.

GLOBE Alignment with NASA Resources

Moderator: Travis Andersen
Presenters: David Bydlowski; Kevin Czajkowski, Elena Sparrow

NASA funded a number of GLOBE partners recently to integrate GLOBE and its activities with other NASA resources.  Three partners are currently involved in this work.  Come and hear how the three projects (Mission Earth; AREN (AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network); Arctic and Earth SIGNs (STEM Integration of GLOBE and NASA assets) are progressing and their plans for the next year. 

Present and Future Collaborations

Moderator: Lyn Wigbels
Presenters: Mark Brettenny, GLOBE Africa (TAHMO); Kristin Wegner, GIO (3D Printers); Kim Martinez, NWF (EcoSchools); Dana Votapkova, Europe and Eurasia (EcoSchools); Lyn Wigbels, GIO (Peace Corps, UNEP)

GLOBE, over the last number of years has reached out to various organizations to renew and create collaborations.  In this session, presenters will outline these collaborations and what they mean for GLOBE and the community.  

Implementing GLOBE in a Classroom (U.S.)

Moderator: Todd Toth
Presenter: Kevin Dickson, Connecticut; Bill Meyers, Colorado; Marcy Burns, Ohio

Teachers will present examples of how they have implemented GLOBE in their classrooms.  Come learn about how teachers integrate GLOBE into their everyday teaching and learning.  Discussion is also welcomed.

Inclusion in the GLOBE Community - STEM Equity

Panel Discussion Moderator: Jennifer Bourgeault
Presenters: John Ristvey, Julie Malmberg, David Padgett, Henry Ortiz

United States partners have been working on the issue of STEM equity and inclusion for a number of years. Come learn about the National Science Foundation grant GIO received to organize three STEM equity bootcamps, SciGirls, GLOBE community-focused work, GLOBE with English language learners (ELL) and a guidance document for working with students with disabilities. Attendees will have a chance to share your local efforts and then let's discuss how GLOBE can further this work even more.

Technology Share-a-Thon - GLOBE Apps - Data Entry, Observer (Clouds), Mosquitos, Phenology

Presenter: Matthijs Begheyn, Krisanadej Jaroensutasinee,

This session is organized by the GLOBE Technology Working Group. Next to presentations by the organizers, participants are invited to briefly share information about apps and other technologies that could be of interest to the GLOBE community. After the brief introductions, participants can learn more about the apps or technologies via roundtable discussions. If you would like to share an app or technology, plan to arrive to the session about 10 minutes early.

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Panel Discussion: The Importance of Ongoing Environmental Monitoring; the Value of Citizen Science and GLOBE; How Local GLOBE Students can Connect their Data Collection to the Needs of Local Stakeholder/Municipality

Moderator: Scott Graves
Panelists: David Kozak, Mark Paine, James Tait, Rebecca French

Panel questions/discussion points to include – The importance of ongoing environmental monitoring; expanding collaborations on citizen science, academia and local state agency stakeholders; and future planning for coastal resilience – SLAMM modeling and more. Examples of West Haven City, WH High School, SCSU ENV classes, SCSU MAR classes, East Haven City.

1:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Student Learning Experience Round Robin

Moderators:  Julie Malmberg, Peggy Foletta, Audra Edwards

Theme is Coastal Resilience and Sustainability - Lessons Learned at Outer Island.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Highlights from the Past Year and Looking Ahead to 2018

Presenters: Lin Chambers, David Overoye, Tony Murphy

This session outlines some of the highlights from the past year and plans for the year ahead for the program. 

Miscellaneous Presentations


Presenter: Dorian Janney

Title: Using the Mosquito Habitat Mapper for the Global Experiment


Presenters: Sara Goricki, Tin Kuzm

Title: Light pollution and our sleep


Presenters: Sara Goricki, Tin Kuzm

Title: Tempora mutantur, what about aerosols?


Presenter: Laila Ali, Sherry Herron

Title: A study of the teaching beliefs of GLOBE teachers