South Dakota GLOBE News: March 2017

Stipend Information

The site set up stipend has been extended a month! If you are a GLOBE trained teacher in South Dakota, set up a site in in the GLOBE database in preparation for data collection in April to receive a $50 stipend. 

The site set up can be for any protocol, even one you are currently doing. The only requirement is that you set up a new site. For example, if you are currently monitoring water quality you can set up an additional site for water quality OR you can add another protocol such as land cover, green up/green down, or soil temperature to your water quality site.

Once you have set up your site, email me ( to let me know. 

Congratulations to Becky Kitts of St Joe's Elementary in Pierre for setting up a  soil temperature site!

Looking ahead, in April you can receive a stipend if you take your students outside to collect and report data. You can receive up to $100 ($25 per report).

Data must be entered by Friday May 5.

Hint: Setting up your sites on the computer ahead of time will mean you can use the GLOBE data entry app in the field.

Professional Development

There are multiple GLOBE professional development opportunities this spring and summer.

GLOBE at the SD Discovery Center

Saturday March 4 9:30am - 4:30pm with on-going mentoring

Contact Hours/CEU certificate

This is a daylong in-person GLOBE workshop for new and existing GLOBE educators. Whether you want a refresher or are starting your GLOBE journey, this one day workshop will build your confidence in setting up sites, entering data, and executing protocols.

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GLOBE at Sinte Gleska University

Friday March 10 5pm - 9pm & Saturday March 11 8:30am - 4:30pm

1 credit through SGU (cost TBD)

This class will be targeted to Grade 3-6 teachers but can be scaled up to middle school. We will use the Elementary GLOBE story books as the anchors of our class time but we will also do site set up and data entry as well. The class will be held at the Student Service Building on the Antelope Lake Campus. Come dressed to go outside. Stipends will be provided to those who attend the whole 12 hours. 

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GLOBE Learning Expedition

June 13 - June 16

2 credits (pending)

$50. Credit extra.

In this Learning Expedition, we will be in the class one day and in the field for three doing GLOBE field studies. This is a primitive, back country experience as we will be camping and kayaking along our route. The trip is outfitted so no experience necessary. We will journal, read, and explore. 1 graduate workshop credit available. A $50 non-refundable deposit required to secure your place (payable upon registration). 

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2 contact hours

You can use GLOBE webinars to earn contact hour certificates at your convenience. Find out more.

Northwest Student Research Symposium

The Northwest Student Research Symposium will be held June 1-2 at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Teachers of Grades 5-12 are invited to bring a team of up to three students to present their GLOBE themed research. Travel is covered and a stipend is provided.

For information go to: 

Start your students on a research project today! For guidance about the research projects go to: Student Research Symposia.

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