Webinars - El Niño
During Phase III of the ENSO Student Research Campaign, there will be two types of webinars:
“Science and Research" or "Connection and Communication" Webinars” and
“Short Observation & Data Analysis (SODA) Webinars."
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Archived Phase III Webinars
Webinar 1: October 3: Studying Water Globally and Locally
To see the agenda, click here.
To view the archived webinar, click Here.
Brian Campbell's slides on the Phase III Campaign
Our online resource demonstration: How to use Worldview to look at NASA EOS water-related datasets
Webinar 2: Oct. 24th, Water Quality
To see the agenda, click here.
To view the archived webinar, click here.
Brian Campbell: Closing and upcoming events
Our online resource demonstration: How to use NASA Wavelength to make lists of resources
Webinar 3: Nov. 14th, Water Quality in Europe and Eurasia
To see the agenda, click Agenda.
To view the archived session, click here.
Dorian Janney, GLOBE Master Trainer/ NASA Outreach Specialist- NASA satellites study water quality
Live from Poland:
Elżbieta Wołoszyńska-Wiśniewska, GLOBE Country Coordinator, Poland; How scientists measure water quality in Poland
Joanna Gawor, GLOBE teacher: Using GLOBE hydrology protocols with high school students
Live from Croatia:
Vanda Piskur, water specialist: The use of water quality data to ensure safe drinking water in Croatia
Fran, GLOBE student (Marina Pavlic): Testing Water Quality in the Adriatic Sea
Marina Pavlic, GLOBE teacher: Testing Water Quality using GLOBE protocols in the freshwater channel
Live from Switzerland:
Markus Eugster, GLOBE teacher: Measuring Water Quality with Middle School Students
Brian Campbell, GLOBE Master Trainer/ NASA Outreach Specialist: Next Steps and SODA Webinars
Webinar 4: Dec. 7th, 8 pm (EST) The Impact of Water, both above and below ground, on our environment
You can view the agenda here.
Meeting archive here
Subject Matter Expert: Dr. Matt Rodell's presentation
Some focus questions for collaboration included:
- Does our region have plenty of freshwater resources for the people who live there?
- Where do people in our region get their water from?
- Is our region prone to flooding?
- Do we experience landslides or erosion in our region?
- How is the local soil for growing crops?
- Have we seen any changes in the amount of precipitation falling in our region over the past five years?
- How is the amount of precipitation expected to change in the next decade? How will these changes impact people’s lives?
These questions can be investigated using the following GLOBE protocols:
- surface temperature
- fire fuel
- Green up- Green down
- any of the hydrosphere protocols
- soil moisture- SMAP Block Pattern
- soil fertility
Webinar 5: January 9th, 2018 Spotlight on Asia and the Pacific
Dorian Janney's presentation on how NASA studies extreme precipitation events in Asia and the Pacific.
Kris and Mullica's presentation on the impact of flooding on agriculture in Thailand.
Pennapa Kooviboonsin's presentation on the use of drones to learn about flooding in Southern Thailand.
Kanitta Keeratipattarakarn's presentation on flooding and landslides in Southern Thailand.
Brian Campbell's presentation on upcoming SODA webinars.
Webinar 6: February 8th, 2018 Spotlight on Landslides
Learn more about how NASA studies landslides:
Deadly Debris Flows in Montecito
Webinar 7: Thurs., March 8th at 18:00 UTC
“Connections and Collaboration”! During this webinar, we heard from GLOBE students who work with Mrs. Audra Edwards in Hawkins, Texas and from two groups of GLOBE students in Nigeria. Dr. Oluwafemi and his students joined us from Jos, Central, Nigeria, and Dr. A.S Akinwumiju and his students joined from the southwestern part of Nigeria. During this webinar, these students gave us a glimpse of what their school looks like, a few pictures from their local environment, and they will shared information on how they have used GLOBE protocols to learn about water in their environment this year.
Webinar 8: Thurs., April 12th, 2018 at 14:00 UTC
Students from Marija Krajnik's classes at Medicinska Skola in Varazdin, Croatia shared how they have studied the impact of water on their environment, the quality of water in their environment, how water resources are used for agriculture, as well as the impact of water on their vegetation. Students from Yi-Pa Tan's classes at Houjia Junior High School in Tainan City, Taiwan explained the meaning of their precipitation data, and how it has helped them to learn about their regional climate, the trade winds in their region, their typhoon season, and the impact from ENSO on these weather patterns. Students from Laura Kubiak's classes at the Nature Science Technology Center in Ottawa Hills, Ohio described water collection and testing before and after back-country filtration and told the participants how to easily create and share their own H2yOu Water stories. Students from Liisa Virta's classes at Utajärven yläkoulu in Utajärvi, Finland presented their water quality and precipitation measurements and how their local environment and agriculture have been affected by precipitation, floods, and droughts. Finally, students from Marina Pavlic's classes at III Osnovna Skola Varazdin in Varazdin, Croatia presented on the local Croatian environment, with GLOBE measurement results on local agriculture and drinking water quality. Attending this global webinar were over 90 participants from Croatia, Finland, Taiwan, Peru, and the United States, with classrooms joining in from all the participating countries, despite the 12-hour maximum difference in time zones.
Marina Pavlic's students's presentations
Webinar 9: May 10th- "North Meets South"
During this webinar, GLOBE students from both North and South America shared information about their schools, water in their environment, and how they have been using a variety of GLOBE protocols to learn about water quality and soil moisture in their school regions.
Meriam Kalloe, the GLOBE Assistant Country Coordinator from Suriname, arranged to have several students from the Anton Resida School share information on how they have used several water quality protocols to study three different sites in their school region. Jeff Bouwman had students from Shumate Middle School in Gibralter, MI describe their investigation into the soil moisture in their schoolyard, and describe how they were able to compare and contrast their data to that of the SMAP mission. Marta Irene Kingsland, the GLOBE Program Country Coordinator for Argentina, assisted teachers at the All Saint's School in Buenos Aires to share their investigations into water quality in their region.
Monthly SODA Webinars (Link to all SODA Webinars: https://zoom.us/j/7578241037)
During the campaign, we want to focus on “COLLABORATION.” To do this, we will be having Short Observation & Data Analysis (SODA) Events. The duration for each SODA event would be for 1 month.
Archived Phase III SODA Webinars
SODA Webinar #1: November 6, 2017. Getting Science Done with Shumate Middle School featuring Teacher, Jeff Bouwman
SODA Webinar # 2: December 4, 2017. Live from Croatia with Students Lana Bogovic, Jonathan C. Benes, and Dora Vitez
SODA Webinar #3: February 28, 2018: Live from New Jersey and Medford Memorial Middle School
SODA Webinar #4: March 22, 2018: Transitioning from Data to Action: The Genesis Project
SODA Webinar #5: April 26, 2018: Live From David Wooster Middle School in Stratford, CT
SODA Webinar #6: May 2, 2018: Live from Puerto Rico: Water Quality After Hurricane Maria
SODA Webinar #7: May 31, 2018: Live from Mahopac High School, "Can Students Affect Water Quality?"
About the SODA Webinars
How the SODA webinars work:
- Introduction of featured teacher, students and school (2 minutes)
- Presentation by featured teacher and/or students (20-25 minutes)
- Chosen Phase III Guiding Investigative Question(s)
- How the question was explored (dates of data collection)
- Ideas for potential collaboration
- Collaboration and discussion time (30 minutes)
What do I do to participate in a SODA event?
- Identify the Guiding Investigative Question(s) to explore
- Conduct protocol measurements using as many of the GLOBE protocols as desired
- Take protocols measurements at least 3 times per week for one month
- Report on the data collected at a GLOBE Water in Our Environment SODA webinar*
- Collaborate with other GLOBE schools
*The monthly SODA webinars would focus on the data collected during the SODA event. Several schools (teachers and students) would present their data collection and what the data has told them about Water in Our Environment. Each school presenting at a SODA webinar would then collaborate with another school or schools taking some of the same measurements, answering the same questions. Schools can participate in more than one SODA event during the campaign. No limit on data collection.