Webinars - El Niño
Webinars - Phase I and Phase II
In this webinar and refresher for the second phase of the campaign, we heard from Dr. Stephanie Schollaert Uz about what scientists have learned from their data collection and analysis about the impacts of the 2015-2016 El Niño worldwide. Then we heard from students at the Patumwan Demonstration School in Bangkok, Thailand about the many ways in which the El Niño impacted Thailand and southeast Asia. Next, GLOBE teachers Jeff Bouwman, Vicky Gorman and Mike Jabot, who collected and analyzed data last year, shared some of their “Best Practices”. Finally, Brian Campbell gave some information about what you can expect as we continue this school year
We had a quick review of the six protocols involved in the campaign and the potential for using the data as part of the GLOBE Student Research Symposium. GLOBE teacher Jeff Bouwman shared ideas for integrating data collection in the classroom, and Dorian Janney shared some resources for looking at the current state of ENSO. Dr. Anna Borovikov, a NASA oceanographer, gave an update on the current status of the ENSO patterns. We also had an "El Niño in my Neighborhood" report. NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, only Dr.Borovikov's portion of the webinar is available as a recordin.
During this webinar, we focused on the importance of collaboration in scientific research and shared several models for using collaboration as a learning tool. GLOBE teachers Audra Edwards and Peggy Folletta shared some “Best Practices” and “Challenges” that they have faced when working collaboratively with other GLOBE schools around the world. Peter Falcon showed participants how to use the GLOBE collaboration tool to find other GLOBE teachers to work with, and gave a few ideas for using collaboration in the student research project cycle. Dr. Stephanie Schollaert Uz, a NASA scientist, will share how she uses collaboration to conduct her research.
In this hour-long webinar, we will discuss the importance of sharing your story, from the perspective of teachers, students, as well as scientists. Brian Campbell will talk about the importance of being able to communicate your findings, or tell your story, to not just the larger scientific community but also to the general public. Scientists often come together in large conferences to share their research with each other. One of these, AGU (American Geological Union) is one of the largest of these meetings and will be held the week after our webinar. Stephanie Uz, a NASA scientist who studies oceans, will give tell us how a scientist prepares to tell their story to the scientific community. She will also share information about some exciting upcoming research. Vasco Mantas, who runs the Smart Basin StoryMaps and Laura Schetter who runs the H2yOu Project will explain to us how you can easily help your students tell their stories using these two fantastic online platforms. They will use some of the El Niño stories that GLOBE teachers sent us for our October webinar as examples.
In this webinar, we shared information about the GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium as it relates to the ENSO Student Research Campaign. First, we covered the nuts and bolts of participating in this year’s GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium with Julie Malmberg from the GLOBE Implementation Office. Next we heard from NASA scientist, Dr. Ivona Cetinic, the chief scientist leading research during the upcoming “Sea to Space Particle Investigation,' who told us more about her research onboard the ship, including a description of how she develops her research questions. We also heard from Maddie Sieg, a 9th grader from McSherrystown, Pennsylvania, who participated in the Science Symposium last year. Then we were “Live from Thailand” as we heard from one of their GLOBE teachers, Kanokrat Singnui, who has had students successfully participate in this event for several years, and some of her students who shared what they are currently working on for this year’s symposium. Finally, we had a brief reminder of how you can tell your science stories using the H2yOu Project and StoryMaps.
In this hour-long webinar, we got an update on the current ENSO patterns from NASA scientist Dr. Veronica Nieves. We also heard from Harry Koad, a graduate student in Thailand, about the impact of ENSO on the 2016-17 drought and flooding in his region, and got a walkthrough of the data visualization tool from Cornell Lewis, the GLOBE web manager.
This month we learned more about how and why NASA missions study Earth’s systems. Brian Campbell gave the usual introduction and data summary, followed by Dorian Janney going over NASA’s Earth Science “Big Questions.” We learned about the Global Precipitation Measurement mission and how Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum is using data form this mission to help her develop worldwide landslide modeling and warning systems. Peter Falcon shared a few user-friendly online resources to enable you to easily access and personalize NASA Earth science data sets to meet your needs, and Kristen Weaver shared an example of how you can access and use GLOBE data sets matched to the NASA data. We finished up with a bedtime story or two from Laura Schetter with H2yOu.
Every day can and should be Earth Day! During this webinar, we focused on the various ways all citizens can be engaged in helping make our home planet a better place. Participants learned how this is possible through both the GLOBE Program and the GLOBE Observer app. We looked at the current status of Earth's "vital signs" from NASA’s Global Climate Change website, and heard about the efforts that are currently underway within many federal agencies to enable individuals to become involved as citizen scientists. Darlene Cavalier, the founder of the citizen science project clearinghouse SciStarter, showed us how to navigate the resources on their website.
How do we take advantage of using the GLOBE Program to encourage students to use technology and instrumentation? In this webinar, we heard from GLOBE scientists, teachers, and students who have used various instruments to collect data and enjoyed using technology to share and report their data to others. We shares some engineering challenges that can be easily incorporated into classrooms and other settings. Speaking of technology- we described two ways in which you can BYOD - “Bring Your Own Device” and engage in the GLOBE Observer Citizen Science efforts.
We will learn about the new Mosquito Habitat Mapper protocol (soon) available through the GLOBE Observer app, and a NASA scientist will discuss his recent research looking into the impact of the ENSO patterns on mosquito-borne diseases.
The first webinar as part of the GLOBE El Niño Student Research Campaign. Content included a presentation by NASA scientist Dr. Veronica Nieves about the science behind the phenomenon, how it is studied, and particular predictions for regions around the world during an El Niño. In addition, members of the campaign team shared further resources: Brian Campbell gave an overview of the campaign itself, Dorian Janney shared her experiences doing GLOBE observations and analysis of El Niño effects with 3rd and 4th graders, and Kristen Weaver gave a brief overview of the GLOBE-El Niño Student Research Campaign website.
In this hour-long webinar, participants got the “nuts and bolts” about how to be involved in this GLOBE campaign. We covered the expectations for involvement and describe the goals for this campaign. Participants learned how to navigate through the website, which protocols are involved, how to share updates on students’ data collection and research efforts, and will have a chance to ask questions.
In this hour-long webinar, participants learned more about the six protocols that are available for being used in this campaign. Our guest scientist, Dr. Stephanie Schollaert Uz, described some of the variables that are impacted during an El Niño event, and why some regions of the world will experience completely different conditions than others. We will share more information about how to collect and report data for this field campaign, including hearing from GLOBE teachers who have used the protocols, and will have time for questions and answers. GLOBE Teachers/Trainers featured: Mladen Matvijev, Kevin Czajkowski (also a member of the El Niño Student Research Campaign Team), Rick Sharpe, Vicky Gorman, and Mike Jabot.
In this hour-long webinar, participants learned why temperature and precipitation data are important variables to study globally as we strive to better understand our home planet. Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, Deputy Project Scientist for Applications for NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement Mission, discussed current research efforts that use NASA satellites to collect temperature and precipitation data. Participants learned how to locate some of these freely available data sets, and Mladen Matvijev, a GLOBE teacher who is currently using these with students, reviewed the max/min temperature and precipitation protocols and best practices for using these in classroom settings.
In this hour-long webinar, Dr. Kevin Czajkowski of the University of Toledo discussed why these measurements are important and will share some of the ways that this data is used for societal applications. Participants learned how NASA satellites are able to collect this data from space, and how to locate and analyze some of these data sets. Rick Sharpe, a GLOBE teacher from West Virginia, who is currently using these protocols with students reviewed of the Surface Temperature and Soil Temperature protocols and offer best practices for implementation in classroom settings.
Unfortunately, due to some technical difficulties, we do not have a recording of the April 6th webinar. However, the slides presented by Dr. Czajkowski and Rick Sharpe are available below.
In this hour-long webinar, Dr. Erika Podest, a scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory working with SMAP, described the science and technology behind the mission, its societal applications, and how GLOBE data is helping validate SMAP soil moisture. Marina Barišić and Vicky Gorman, GLOBE teachers who are currently using this protocol with students, reviewed of the SMAP Soil Moisture protocol and offer best practices for implementation in classroom settings.
In this hour-long webinar, Dr. Eric Brown de Colstoun, a NASA scientist who works with biometric and ground cover data, explained how and why this type of data is collected using satellites. GLOBE teachers Mike Jabot and Marina Pavlic, who are currently using these protocol with students, reviewed of the Biometry Tree and Ground Cover protocols and offer best practices for implementation in classroom settings.
In this hour-long webinar, Dr. William Patzert, a scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shared the current state of the 2015-2016 El Niño event, and discussed whether this El Niño matched the predictions
for how global weather patterns would be impacted and if a La Niña event will follow. Participants also learned how to use the GLOBE data visualization tools to compare and contrast the El Niño Student Research Campaign variables from schools around the world from David Overoye, Web Solutions Manager for SSAI at the GLOBE Program.
In this hour-long webinar, scientists Claudia Caro and Vasco Mantas will shared ideas how the data that has been collected could be used to enable scientists to learn more about the El Niño phenomena. GLOBE teacher Jeff Bouwman, who has had students use GLOBE data to answer scientific investigations, shared best practices and experiences.