This initial blog starts out as a "what I did on my Summer vacation" exercise and ends with what I expect to get out of the on-going GLOBE project.
This institute fits in to my on-going overall annual professional goal: learn something new in Science. A specific goal for this year is to acquire training in order to participate in real time scientific investigations. An added benefit will be to share data with other schools both within my own school system and globally.
I am also looking to gain the confidence and acquire strategies needed to engage my students in authentic Earth System Science research on local, regional, and global scales. Also, I am hoping to expose my students to careers in the Earth Sciences. An added bonus will be to enable them to experience Earth System Science research by interacting with scientists and other students from around the world!