August 9-11, 2023, Tina Harte Ballinger and Amy Ellisor of the GLOBE Goes to Camp team piloted a GLOBE STEM Camp at Hero Kids Foundation in Suffolk, VA assisted by Isaac Lee the Program Director of Hero Kids. Over 25 campers and 6 YMCA staff from the Armed Services YMCA in Virginia Beach, VA. joined in collecting of cloud, surface temperature, soil, and tree height data through the lens of "Environmental Stewardship". Campers loved the hikes through the forest and were amazed at the differences in the characterization of the soil in the forest as compared to that of an open meadow. The ...
Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION GLOBE Science Topics: SCIENTIST SKILLS Investigation Areas: CLOUDS SURFACE TEMPERATURE SOIL CHARACTERIZATION
GLOBE is a useful resource for educators in both the formal and informal sector. Below is a guest blog post from GLOBE trained educator Jane Amiotte who is the 4H Youth Program Advisor in Pennington County here in South Dakota. One of the things that I think Jane does well is to use GLOBE with other resources and in various settings. GLOBE mixes and matches well! How do you use GLOBE in your setting? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Earth Systems I presented the Elementary GLOBE Earth Science Systems program “We Are All Connected” to the classrooms ...
Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Investigation Areas: SOIL CHARACTERIZATION EARTH AS A SYSTEM FRESHWATER MACROINVERTEBRATES BIOMETRY (INCLUDING TREE HEIGHT) AEROSOLS Primary Audience: TRAINERS TEACHERS Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5 LOWER PRIMARY: K-2