Today (03 December): Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign Webinar: “Getting Tree Science Done: Live from Shumate Middle School”
On Monday, 03 December, the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign webinar “Getting Tree Science Done: Live from Shumate Middle School in Gibralter, Michigan” will be held at 8:00 p.m. EST (1:00 a.m. UTC).
During this webinar, participants will hear from GLOBE Teacher, Jeff Bouwman and his students (Lily, Brady, and Thomas) as they discuss how doing GLOBE tree science at Shumate Middle School is helping them understand their local environment. Through measuring tree height, identifying tree species, and taking local baseline protocol measurements, the students play a vital role in helping the rest of the world understand how local environmental measurements are of global importance.
To register for the upcoming webinars and to receive emails about future webinars, click here. All the webinars can be joined at https://zoom.us/j/7578241037. Also, if you missed previous webinars, click here.
The Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign
The Trees Around the GLOBE campaign is working in conjunction with NASA’s ICESat-2. ICESat-2 is using lasers and a very precise detection instrument to measure the elevation of Earth’s surface. By timing how long it takes laser beams to travel from the satellite to Earth and back, scientists can calculate the height of glaciers, sea ice, forests, lakes and more – including the changing ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica. The satellite is also measuring tree heights across Earth's temperate and tropical regions, and take stock of the vegetation in forests worldwide.
The campaign is focusing on one exciting variable that the ICESat-2 satellite is measuring: tree height. The campaign is creating an organized community of students who take tree height measurements; compare these measurements to established NASA programs; research tree height data from other GLOBE schools and countries; and take supplemental protocol measurements. Participants will be able to compare their tree height data to the tree height data from ICESat-2. In addition, scientists from the ICESat-2 mission will periodically review the tree height data. This data will allow scientists to use it as satellite data validation and in potential professional research.
To learn more about the NASA ICESat-2 satellite mission, click here.
To learn more about the Trees Around the GLOBE, including how to start taking measurements, how to retrieve relevant data, how to view ICESat-2 Satellite data, and how to connect to the campaign community, click here.
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office