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Did you know that NASA satellite data is being used to predict,monitor, and respond to vector-borne and water-related disease around the world? Imagine the value of using both GLOBE ground-based data; such as precipitation, vegetation, soil moisture, surface temperature, and humidity; to help us better understand disease! As you think about what you might like to research for the next school year, consider using NASA satellite data along with your GLOBE data to investigate various aspects of water-related and vector-borne disease. You can learn about the research conducted ...


Posted in: Earth System Science Virtual Science Fair Evaluation Working Group Watersheds Seasons and Biomes General Science General Science @es Climate Change Data Included U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Earth as a System International Virtual Science Symposium Report Atmosphere and Climate Standard Research Report Land Cover/Biology Mission Mosquito Report Hydrology Backyard Science Biosphere Climate Meetings/Conferences Soil Scientist Skills El Niño Grade Level GGIC STEM Protocol Specific Documents Science Working Group GLOBE Learning Expeditions Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Science Symposia and Fairs Atmosphere IOPs SCRC Research Earth As a System Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) Partners Scientists Education Working Group Alumni Country Coordinators Technology Working Group Trainers Community Letters Earth as a System SMAP Teachers Students Webinars Competitions Meetings GLOBE Protocols Education Research Science and Math Workshops Technology GPM Investigation Area Documents Competitions


A new study using NASA's Global Precipitation Measuremen t (GPM) mission data entitled " Water vapor and soil moisture can predict afternoon rainfall " was recently published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal.  Many of us who use GLOBE protocols have wondered if we could use our data to help us answer some of the most challenging questions related to weather. This study might give some great ideas to students, teachers, and citizen scientists around the world to see if they can find similar results.  This article explains that the effect that water vapor has ...


Posted in: Science and Math Technology STEM Education Research Earth System Science Virtual Science Fair IOPs Atmosphere Regions SCRC Research General Science Climate Change Earth As a System Data Included Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Earth as a System Mission Earth Report International Virtual Science Symposium Report Atmosphere and Climate Mission Mosquito Report Standard Research Report Land Cover/Biology Hydrology Backyard Science Partners Soil Meetings/Conferences Climate Scientists Alumni Biosphere Country Coordinators Earth as a System Teachers Trainers Students Scientist Skills Grade Level Competitions Protocol Specific Documents GLOBE Protocols Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) GLOBE Learning Expeditions Investigation Area Documents Competitions Science Symposia and Fairs


We are asking for photographs of dust storms and dust events in cold climates  (or high latitude areas), southwest United States and Northern Mexico, and desert (or arid and semi arid) areas. Follow these steps on how to take photographs of the horizon, not the sky in the direction of the dust event. Different flyers are now available to print or share that you can use to spread the word!    


Posted in: Atmosphere IOPs Regions General Science General Science @es U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate Standard Research Report Partners Backyard Science Climate Scientists Alumni Earth as a System Country Coordinators Trainers Teachers Students Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols STEM Protocol Specific Documents Education Research Science and Math Science Working Group Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Investigation Area Documents GLOBE Learning Expeditions Other


High school students in GLOBE teacher Mercy Molina's 11th grade class are working in five small research groups to investigate various aspects of mosquitoes in their region. Even though there will not be active mosquitoes during the time frame they will be doing their investigation (November through January), there are still many aspects of mosquitoes that they decided to learn more about.  The International School at Largo is a unique high school as it focuses on working with students for whom English is a second language, and who have come to the United States within the ...


Posted in: Earth System Science Virtual Science Fair Watersheds General Science @es General Science Climate Change Data Included U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate International Virtual Science Symposium Report Standard Research Report Land Cover/Biology Mission Mosquito Report Hydrology Backyard Science Biosphere Climate Meetings/Conferences Soil El Niño Scientist Skills Grade Level STEM Protocol Specific Documents Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) GLOBE Learning Expeditions Science Symposia and Fairs Atmosphere SCRC Research Earth As a System Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) Partners Alumni Scientists Education Working Group Country Coordinators Trainers Earth as a System Teachers SMAP Students Competitions Meetings GLOBE Protocols Education Research Science and Math GPM Investigation Area Documents


Water is essential to life as we know it. Too much or too little water can mean the difference between life and death. While we live on a "water planet" and almost three-quarters of our planet is covered with water, less than 2.5% of that water is actually freshwater. You can read more about Earth's freshwater resources in this article, " Precious Freshness ", and watch the video " Show Me the Water ". See the " Freshwater Availability Toolkit " here for even more great resources.  NASA's "Global Precipitation Measurement" (GPM) mission is measuring how much precipitation is ...


Posted in: Earth System Science General Science Climate Change Data Included U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Earth as a System International Virtual Science Symposium Report Atmosphere and Climate Land Cover/Biology Hydrology Backyard Science Partners Soil Climate Scientists Alumni Country Coordinators El Niño Earth as a System Trainers Teachers Students Scientist Skills Grade Level GLOBE Protocols STEM Protocol Specific Documents Education Research Science and Math Technology GPM Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) GLOBE Learning Expeditions Investigation Area Documents Competitions Science Symposia and Fairs


NASA está solicitando tu ayuda para determinar “¿Qué ves en tu cielo?” El equipo NASA GLOBE nube quiere estudiar diferencias en nubes y aerosoles. La data colectada durante este reto del otoño en el hemisferio norte o primavera en el hemisferio sur  será comparada con los resultados obtenidos durante el reto de primavera del 2018. Puedes ayudar sometiendo observaciones de nubes, polvo atmosférico, calina, o humo (límite 10 por día) a GLOBE usando cualquiera de las opciones de entrada de datos, incluyendo la aplicación móvil GLOBE Observer. Los participantes ...


Posted in: Earth System Science Evaluation Working Group Virtual Science Fair General Science General Science @es Climate Change Data Included U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) International Virtual Science Symposium Report Backyard Science Standard Research Report Climate Meetings/Conferences Scientist Skills Grade Level STEM Protocol Specific Documents Science Working Group Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Language Other GLOBE Learning Expeditions Science Symposia and Fairs Atmosphere IOPs Regions Calendar SCRC Research Training Partners Earth As a System Scientists Alumni Education Working Group Country Coordinators Technology Working Group Trainers Earth as a System Teachers Students Competitions Meetings Video Assessment and Evaluation GLOBE Protocols Education Research Language Culture and Arts Meetings Science and Math Workshops Technology Investigation Area Documents Competitions


In the GLOBE Clouds protocol and GLOBE Observer app, you can report if your sky is “overcast” or “obscured”. But what’s the difference? Below are some tips to help! All the photographs featured were collected by observers just like you - Thank you! I found “obscured” and “overcast” very confusing at first, but when I understood what they meant, things made much more sense. Let’s start by defining them: Overcast – The sky is completely covered by clouds (cloud cover greater than 90%). This means that you will see little or no blue sky. When it’s overcast, you are looking at ...


Posted in: Earth System Science Atmosphere General Science Earth As a System General Science @es Climate Change Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate Partners Backyard Science Scientists Climate Education Working Group Alumni Country Coordinators Technology Working Group Trainers Earth as a System Students Teachers Scientist Skills Competitions GLOBE Protocols Education Research STEM Science and Math Technology Science Working Group Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) GLOBE Learning Expeditions Other


GLOBE teacher Vicky Gorman and her middle school students have been working hard to help reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in their region. Before they began to use the Mosquito Habitat Mapper, they did some research to find out which mosquito-transmitted diseases are found in their location. They live in Burlington County, New Jersey, outlined in red below.  Based on a brochure produced by the NJ government about mosquitoes in their state, the students found out that the two most prevalent diseases transmitted by mosquitoes are West Nile virus and Eastern ...


Posted in: Virtual Science Fair Atmosphere Watersheds Seasons and Biomes SCRC Research Earth As a System Climate Change Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Mission Earth Report Earth as a System International Virtual Science Symposium Report Atmosphere and Climate Standard Research Report Mission Mosquito Report Land Cover/Biology Hydrology Partners Soil Meetings/Conferences Climate Scientists Biosphere Education Working Group Alumni Country Coordinators El Niño Earth as a System Trainers Teachers Students Scientist Skills Competitions Meetings GLOBE Protocols Surface Temperature STEM Protocol Specific Documents Education Research Workshops Science and Math Science Working Group Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Investigation Area Documents GLOBE Learning Expeditions Science Symposia and Fairs


I just updated HoloGLOBE to v1.0.2. For those of you new to this app, HoloGLOBE brings NASA and NOAA visualizations of the Earth to the palm of your hand through augmented reality (AR). You can read more about the app here: http://www.palmyracove.org/InstituteforEarthObservations/HoloGLOBE.aspx In this latest release, I have added play/pause functionality to the MyNASAData module. The MyNASAData is essentially an augmented reality version of GLOBE's Earth System Poster. In addition the new ICESat-2 module has been added. The ICESat-2 module was built by Emme Wiederhold, a ...


Posted in: SCRC - Phase 2 Earth System Science Evaluation Working Group Virtual Science Fair SCRC FLEXE Carbon Cycle Watersheds Seasons and Biomes General Science SCUBAnauts General Science @es Climate Change Data Included Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate Land Cover/Biology Hydrology Backyard Science Soil Meetings/Conferences Climate Biosphere El Niño Scientist Skills Grade Level GGIC STEM Protocol Specific Documents Time Requirement Science Working Group Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) GLOBE Learning Expeditions Language Other Science Symposia and Fairs Standards Requirement IOPs Atmosphere Regions Calendar SCRC Research Training Earth As a System Hydrosphere SCRC - Phase 1 Pedosphere (Soil) Partners Education Working Group Scientists Alumni Country Coordinators Technology Working Group Earth as a System Trainers SMAP Teachers Students Competitions Meetings Video Web Maintenance / Enhancements GLOBE Protocols Surface Temperature Assessment and Evaluation Education Research Meetings Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Workshops Technology GPM Investigation Area Documents Competitions


KHÓA TẬP HUẤN MUỖI - HỢP PHẦN THUỘC CHƯƠNG TRÌNH GLOBE Giới thiệu chương trình GLOBE và khóa tập huấn Muỗi trên thế giới và Việt Nam Trong khuôn khổ hợp tác giữa Viện Hàn lâm Khoa học và Công nghệ Việt Nam (VAST) và Cơ quan Hàng không và Vũ trụ Hoa Kỳ (NASA), kể từ năm 2016, Trung tâm Vũ trụ Việt Nam (VNSC) thuộc VAST đã trở thành cơ quan đại diện Việt Nam tham gia Chương trình GLOBE (Chương trình học tập và quan sát toàn cầu đem lại lợi ích cho môi trường) do NASA tổ chức. Theo đó, VNSC cam kết đồng hành cùng NASA và các nước trên thế giới thực hiện chương ...


Posted in: Teachers Trainers One Time Students GLOBE Protocols Training STEM Education Research Tool Kit Science and Math GLOBE Learning Expeditions Technology Scientists Protocol


As many of us have seen on the news recently , a great many people in southern California were impacted by mudslides last night. We know these dangerous natural disasters occur all over the world. Scientists globally are working hard to be able to better predict these devastating events. You can learn more about the use of NASA's satellite data to detect potential landslides here .  I recently attended a hearing for government officials that focused on the increasing danger we face from landslides and mudslides and wrote this blog that summarized many of the ...


Posted in: Climate Change Atmosphere Earth As a System Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate Land Cover/Biology Partners Soil Hydrology Biosphere Scientists Climate Alumni Country Coordinators Trainers El Niño Earth as a System Teachers Students Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols STEM Education Research Protocol Specific Documents Science and Math Technology Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) GLOBE Learning Expeditions


By Olawale Oluwafemi (Femi), (Nigerian Space Agency) and DeStaerke Danielle (CNES) The primary objective of every research project is not only about what you discover but also how do you communicate your discoveries to the interested audience. Delivering either a poster or oral presentation at a scientific meeting is not an easy task, but my passionate friend Danielle and I will present tips that will assist GLOBE Students and Teachers to deliver good scientific presentations.  Plate 1: Femi delivering poster presentation during GLOBE Annual Meeting at Estes Park, ...


Posted in: Trainers Teachers Students STEM Education Research Virtual Science Fair Meetings Science Working Group GLOBE Learning Expeditions Meetings/Conferences Scientists Education Working Group Science Symposia and Fairs Competitions


Over the past few years I have been asked how to run a successful international collaboration from school to school. After much thought and reflection I have decided to blog about my experiences and the knowledge I have gained. As an experienced teacher who has had success with multiple International Collaborations, I would advise you and your GLOBE students to start by getting involved in an existing GLOBE campaign online, rather than trying to start a project of your own. This is a great way to get your feet wet before you dive in. Participating in other campaign projects is ...


Posted in: Technology Working Group SMAP Teachers Students STEM Evaluation Working Group Science Working Group GLOBE Learning Expeditions GPM GLOBE Protocols Education Working Group Alumni Science Symposia and Fairs Country Coordinators


Written By Allyson Edwards Hawkins High School, Hawkins Texas When signing up for the GLOBE science club at my school, little did I realize the impact that it would have on my life. Our original team, comprised of just three eighth grade girls would one day develop into an international collaboration among students in three different countries. It wasn’t always easy but it my entire worldview was changed by being apart of GLOBE.              For our story, it began with us meeting face to face at a science conference ...


Posted in: Teachers Students GLOBE Learning Expeditions STEM Education Working Group Alumni


Written by Pegi Pavletić, Croatian GLOBE Alumni   Four years ago, as a Croatian GLOBE team of Medical high school in Rijeka, Megi Pavletić, Dina Bolkovac, our professor Tatjana Holjević and I, Pegi Pavletić visited 2nd Student research exhibition in Maryland, USA. That was an exciting opportunity for us as students in medical branch of studies, to experience ecological experimental work and gain further knowledge. That is where we stepped into contact with Hawkins school in Texas and their GLOBE team: Madison Jaco, Hope Hughes, Allyson Edwards and their mentor Audra Kay ...


Posted in: Teachers Students STEM GLOBE Learning Expeditions Education Working Group Alumni


Written By Vaibhav    Chakraborty New Delhi, India It’s been almost 5 years since I first met these lovely people from Hawkins, Texas at GLOBE conference in New Delhi. At that point if someone would’ve asked me whether it’s a long run friendship or just a temporary meeting, but soon it turned out to be one of the best thing to have happened to me. While working on water and soil protocol as a part of GLOBE project, our respective schools scheduled Skype sessions so that we could exchange our data and be able to measure the differences between our data and draw a ...


Posted in: Technology Working Group Science Working Group GLOBE Learning Expeditions Education Working Group Alumni Evaluation Working Group STEM Competitions


Written by Madison Jaco, GLOBE Alumni Hawkins Texas   I have just finished up my first year at the greatest university in the world, Texas A&M (Gig ‘Em!), with the goal of earning my Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a focus on Politics and Diplomacy and a French minor.  Any time I tell people that, they are shocked.  “How did you ever get into that coming from such a small town in East Texas?”  I usually answer this with a follow up question.  “Ever heard of the GLOBE Program?” Then I go into my spiel.  I tell people all ...


Posted in: Competitions STEM GLOBE Learning Expeditions Meetings/Conferences Education Working Group


As Earth science has a single uncontrolled object of study, the first rule is to take today’s data today. While ice and sediment cores and fossils can reveal past conditions, the observations that can be made right now cannot be replaced by ones taken later. This goes well with the Native American adage, “You can’t step in the same river twice.” The environment is constantly changing and doing so on a wide range of time and space scales. In a recent video post, Neil deGrasse Tyson said, “One of the great things about science is that it is an entire exercise finding what is true. You ...


Posted in: El Niño Earth as a System SMAP Teachers Students Earth System Science General Science Earth As a System Climate Change Science and Math Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Climate GLOBE Learning Expeditions Alumni Science Symposia and Fairs


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 ...


Posted in: Workshops Teachers Partners GLOBE Learning Expeditions Competitions Science Symposia and Fairs