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Our names are Julia Gero and Elizabeth Herman; we are students at the State University of New York (SUNY) Fredonia. Julia is a Childhood Education major with a concentration in English. Elizabeth is a Childhood Inclusive Education Major with a Social Science Concentration. The topic that we chose to focus on is the black-chinned hummingbird nesting in response to forest treatments. Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gator (Rocky Mountain Research Station) The Natural Inquirer article on black-chinned hummingbirds nesting in response to forest ...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS BIOSPHERE   Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5


Hi everyone! Our names are Grace, Olivia, and Logan! We are future elementary school educators looking to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to support our students and be the best educators we can be. When we were tasked with looking at Natural Inquirer and GLOBE resources, we found much information on climate change and how it affects our planet. We wanted to choose a topic that we thought could relate to our lives; climate change continues to be one of the largest issues we face today. As we will be teaching for a long time to come, it is essential we understand this topic in ...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE   Primary Audience: TEACHERS


Every Spring, Girls Scouts of Mississippi Hosts a Teen Camporee for Cadedette and Senior Scouts at Camp Iti Kana in Wiggins MS.  This overnight experience also includes guest presenters to host badge workshops.  INFINITY Science Center has had the privilege to partner with Girl Scouts of Mississippi for the last three years.  This year's experience featured GLOBE Observer and cloud formation and observation protocols.  17 Girls ages 12-16 participated in an interactive cloud formation demonstration and learned how to recognize and name different cloud ...


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¡Las novedades trimestrales de NASA GLOBE Nubes están disponibles para la primavera del 2023! Encuesta para determinar las necesidades de los miembros de la comunidad que tienen problemas de visión El Subcomité de Soluciones de Tecnología de Accesibilidad de GLOBE ha lanzado una encuesta para establecer una línea de base y determinar las necesidades de los miembros de la comunidad que tienen discapacidades visuales. Nubes en otros planetas ¡Estudiar las nubes es interesante tanto en la Tierra como en otros planetas! Un instrumento en el rover Perseverance de la NASA está ...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM


The NASA GLOBE Clouds Quarterly Update is available for spring 2023! Survey to determine the needs of community members who are visually impaired The GLOBE’s Accessibility Technology Solution Sub-Committee has launched a survey to establish a baseline and determine the needs of community members who are visually impaired. Clouds on Other Planets Studying clouds is interesting on Earth as well as on other planets! An instrument on NASA’s Perseverance rover is measuring temperature, pressure, wind, humidity and dust properties. Scientists have observed that clouds play a role ...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM


Presentation on February 9, 2023


Posted in: Curriculum: TECHNOLOGY STEM   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: GENERAL SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS


They've traced the problem to the failure of protective material that was lining the throat of an engine nozzle. This led to a drop in combustion pressure and acceleration. When it became clear Vega-C wouldn't make it to orbit, a self-destruct command was sent, which also annihilated the satellites onboard. These were two high-resolution Earth imagers built by the aerospace company Airbus. The European Space Agency (Esa) said on Friday the measures needed to address the failure meant that Vega-C would not fly again until later this year. When it does finally return to the ...


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The GLOBE Program supports and encourages climate-focused activities that allow participants to look at the Earth as a system and the interconnectedness of the four GLOBE spheres: Atmosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere and Pedosphere. A way that many GLOBE regions and countries, including the GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO), support climate-focused activities and data collection is through the creation and implementation of GLOBE Campaigns, Intensive Observation Periods (IOPs), Data Challenges and other initiatives. Earth Day is another way that the GLOBE community celebrates the ...


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Attention GLOBE Students, Educators and Partners! Our mission is active—the NASA IMPACTS Daily Science Plan indicates that a flight is expected for either 27 or 28 February (Monday/Tuesday). This is the last expected flight of the mission! You can monitor the flight in real-time or see the completed flight path afterward. Data collection throughout the storm and 24 hours afterward if possible, or as soon as you can (e.g., if you are taking measurements at a school). Measurements requested include:  New snow depth  Snowpack depth  Snow ...


Posted in: Primary Audience: PARTNERS TEACHERS


Attention GLOBE Students, Educators and Partners!   Our mission is active—the NASA IMPACTS Daily Science Plan indicates that a flight is planned for 23 February (Thursday) with take-off planned for 6:00 a.m. ET. You can monitor the flight in real-time or see the completed flight path afterward.   Leave your snowboard out, with data collection throughout the storm and 24 hours afterward if possible, or as soon as you can (e.g., if you are taking measurements at a school).   Measurements requested include:  New snow depth  ...


Posted in: Primary Audience: PARTNERS TEACHERS


Our mission is active—the NASA IMPACTS Daily Science Plan  indicates that a flight is planned for 14 February (Tuesday) with take-off expected at 5:00 p.m. ET. There is a second potential flight for either 16 February (Thursday) or 17 February (Friday). You can monitor the flight in real-time or see the completed flight path afterward.  Leave your snowboard out, with data collection throughout the storm(s) and 24 hours afterward if possible, or as soon as you can (e.g., if you are taking measurements at a school). Measurements requested include: New snow ...


Posted in: Primary Audience: PARTNERS TEACHERS


Concerns regarding the impact of global warming on vector-borne diseases have intensified interest in the relationship between atmospheric factors and dengue fever incidence. Global climate change poses the threat of serious social upheaval, population displacement, economic hardships, and environmental degradation. Changes in temperature, rainfall and relative humidity have potential to enhance vector development, reproductive and biting rates, shorten pathogen incubation period and encourage adult longevity. In addition, changes in wind direction, velocity and frequency will have an ...


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When you start writing your GLOBE report for IVSS , it might be difficult because you might not sure where to start. We tend to start writing the Methods section first because it is something you did it yourselves, and it should be relatively easy and straightforward to write. Second, you should write the Results section, do graphs, tables and texts (think of a best way to present your cool data to the whole world). Third, you should start writing the Introduction stating your hypotheses and predictions. The next step would be the Discussion section. It is funny to say but as ...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Investigation Areas: MOSQUITOES   Primary Audience: PARTNERS STUDENTS TEACHERS   Student Research Reports: INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM REPORT MISSION MOSQUITO REPORT


Our mission is active—the NASA IMPACTS Daily Science Plan ( https://catalog.eol.ucar.edu/impacts_2023 ) indicates that a flight is planned for 12 February (Sunday) with take-off expected after 8:00 a.m. ET. There is a second potential flight for 13 February (Monday). You can monitor the flight in real-time or see the completed flight path afterward at https://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/#map.    Leave your snowboard out, with data collection occurring Sunday (12 Feb) and Monday (13 Feb) and continuing throughout the storm and 24 hours afterward if possible, or ...


Posted in: Primary Audience: PARTNERS TEACHERS


Attention GLOBE Students, Educators and Partners! Our mission is active—the NASA IMPACTS Daily Science Plan ( https://catalog.eol.ucar.edu/impacts_2023 ) indicates that a flight is planned for 5 February (Sunday) with take-off expected after 8:00 a.m. ET. A second flight may occur on 7 February (Tuesday); we will give you an update on Monday. You can monitor the flight in real-time or see the completed flight path afterward at https://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/#map.   Leave your snowboard out, with data collection occurring Sunday (5 Feb) and continuing ...


Posted in: Primary Audience: PARTNERS TEACHERS


Update from the Evaluation Working Group from Dr. Eleanor Jaffee (North American Representative): At our January 2023 meeting: We welcomed our new LAC member, Marta Kingsland. She is the Country Coordinator for Argentina and was previously the Chair of the Education Working Group, among other roles in her extensive experience working with GLOBE. We also had the opportunity to meet the GIO’s new Community Engagement Coordinator, Karl C. Clarke. Tony Murphy joined us to discuss updating our Terms of Reference. The terms are 10 years old now, and with a comprehensive evaluation ...


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Our mission is active—the NASA IMPACTS Daily Science Plan ( https://catalog.eol.ucar.edu/impacts_2023 ) indicates that two flights are planned: 29 January (Sunday) with take-off scheduled for 8:00 a.m. ET, and 30 January (Monday) with take-off scheduled for 9:00 a.m. ET. You can monitor the flight in real-time or see the completed flight path afterward at https://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/#map.   Leave your snowboard out, with data collection occurring Sunday (29 Jan) and Monday (30 Jan) and continuing throughout the storm and 24 hours afterward if possible, or as soon as ...


Posted in: Primary Audience: PARTNERS TEACHERS


Join the NASA GLOBE Clouds team and become GLOBE trained in cloud observations. Learn why clouds are important, how does NASA study clouds, and what are satellite matches. The clouds pacing guides will be used as starting points on how to do cloud observations in your classrooms or educational settings. Sign up today! https://www.globe.gov/get-trained/workshops/workshop/jT1U/161501


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE GLOBE PROTOCOLS   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE CLOUDS EARTH AS A SYSTEM PRECIPITATION   News Topics: REGIONS TRAINING NEWS BRIEFS   Primary Audience: TEACHERS TRAINERS


It was an honor to participate in the NASA GLOBE presentation “The GLOBE Program – an international science and education program that fosters the next generation of STEM professionals and environmental science diplomacy ” at the UN General Assembly Science Summit in 2022. During the session, participants learned about GLOBE, its alignment with SDGs and possible strategies that help in their implementation.  The panelists, one each from the six GLOBE regions (Africa, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and Caribbean, Near East and North Africa, and North America), ...


Posted in: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: MEETINGS/CONFERENCES   GLOBE Working Groups: EVALUATION WORKING GROUP SCIENCE WORKING GROUP EDUCATION WORKING GROUP DEI WORKING GROUP   Primary Audience: COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


It was a great honor to participate in the US-Africa Science Collaboration Summit in Washington, DC in December 2022. Appreciate the opportunity to participate in the US-Africa Research Supporting Disabilities (session 14098), The African Institute for Math Sciences: African Youth in the Diaspora & Africa at the forefront of African Scientific Excellent  (session 140077), US-Africa Partnerships in Space (session 14056), US-Africa Science Cooperation: Briefing Hosted by the US National Science Foundation (session 14029). Exciting opportunities for the GLOBE!


Posted in: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Working Groups: EVALUATION WORKING GROUP SCIENCE WORKING GROUP EDUCATION WORKING GROUP TECHNOLOGY WORKING GROUP DEI WORKING GROUP   Primary Audience: COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS TEACHERS