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Ever wonder what it might be like to work for NASA? This year at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting (kind of like a huge IVSS as it is virtual this year), NASA shared a wealth of resources to help anyone interested in working with or for NASA to "find their place"! Take a look at this site and explore the myriad of amazing opportunities and programs that exist for a wide variety of different audiences. These programs range from research and learning opportunities to  being engaged by being a part of The GLOBE Program! So check out the " Find Your Place " ...


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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


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


Did you know that the mosquito is the world's most dangerous animal? What could be a better topic for students to research than this common insect that can cause so much damage?  We are looking for teachers and students who are interested in using the GLOBE Mosquito Habitat Mapper as a part of their IVSS science project investigation. You do not need to have active mosquitoes to do this research. There are so many ways that this can be done!  Students can collect data using the Mosquito Habitat Mapper and find out:  - Where in their community they find ...


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


The  GLOBE  Mission Mosquito   campaign was delighted to have 23 IVSS projects submitted that used the Mosquito Habitat Mapper tool in their research. These projects came from students in elementary school through graduate students in college and were submitted from 15 different countries.  You can view an interactive map of these projects here .  During the GLOBE Mission Mosquito Education webinar, we invited three of these students and their teachers to share their projects and some "Best Practices" with us. You can view the archived webinar here . ...


Posted in: Standards Requirement Virtual Science Fair Atmosphere Regions Calendar Watersheds Seasons and Biomes SCRC Research Earth As a System Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) International Virtual Science Symposium Report Standard Research Report Mission Mosquito Report Partners Scientists Biosphere Education Working Group Alumni Technology Working Group Country Coordinators El Niño Trainers SMAP Teachers Students Grade Level Competitions Protocol Specific Documents STEM Time Requirement Education Research Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Technology Science Working Group GPM Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Language Investigation Area Documents Science Symposia and Fairs


  Patchara Pongmanawut , a GLOBE teacher at the Princess Chulabhorn Science High School in the Trang Province in Thailand, has been doing fantastic work with her students.  These students have been at the top of the Mosquito Habitat Mapper Honor Roll for the past month, and show no sign of slowing down!     "In Thailand, there are many mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, malaria, Japanese encephalitis, West Nile fever, St. Louis encephalitis, filariasis and Zika", Pongmanawut says. This has really inspired her and her students to go ...


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


This month, the GLOBE Mission Mosquito team is shining our " Spotlight " on the work that Diouf Birane and his students are doing in Senegal.   Birane Diouf and his students at the Lycee Seydina Limamoulaye are proud members of GLOBE’s “ Zika Education and Prevention Project .”  In some areas in West Africa, certain insects carry and spread diseases like African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), chikungunya, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, lymphatic filariasis, malaria, onchocerciasis, Rift Valley fever, West Nile virus, ...


Posted in: Earth System Science Atmosphere Watersheds Virtual Science Fair SCRC Research General Science Seasons and Biomes Earth As a System Climate Change Hydrosphere Data Included Pedosphere (Soil) U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) International Virtual Science Symposium Report Mission Mosquito Report Backyard Science Biosphere Climate Earth as a System El Niño SMAP Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols STEM Education Research Science and Math Technology GPM Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Science Symposia and Fairs


It is the middle of winter here in Maryland, and it is cold!  We had a lot of snow last week, and are expecting more precipitation later this week.  Even though I know we have no active mosquitoes outside, I am still using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper.  If you are also living somewhere where mosquitoes aren't currently active, we hope you will consider collecting data as well, so you will be prepared when active mosquito season arrives.   Wondering what kind of data you can collect when there are no active mosquitoes?  Great ...


Posted in: Earth System Science Watersheds Atmosphere Seasons and Biomes General Science Earth As a System Climate Change Data Included Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Earth as a System International Virtual Science Symposium Report Atmosphere and Climate Mission Mosquito Report Land Cover/Biology Partners Hydrology Backyard Science Soil Climate Scientists Biosphere Alumni Country Coordinators El Niño Earth as a System Trainers SMAP Teachers Students Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols Surface Temperature STEM Education Research Science and Math GPM Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Investigation Area Documents Science Symposia and Fairs


In GLOBE, there are two major perspectives on the global environment – the spheres and the Earth system. The Teacher’s Guide and the new sphere pages build on the approach that examines Earth as the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and pedosphere. The study of Earth System Science focuses on the cycles that connect the spheres – the Energy, Water, and Biogeochemical. The Honor Roll provides recognition of those who report in depth in one area or another. There are three honor rolls recognizing Atmosphere measurement reporting; one for Hydrosphere;, and two each for Biosphere and ...


Posted in: El Niño Earth as a System Science and Math SMAP Surface Temperature GPM Carbon Cycle Earth System Science


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


We had a fabulous webinar this afternoon in which students in both North America and South America shared their work on using GLOBE protocols to learn more about water in their environment. Meriam Kalloe, the GLOBE Assistant Country Coordinator for Suriname, brought together many students from Anton Resida Middle School who shared information on their use of several GLOBE hydrology protocols to study the quality of water in three locations near their school. They plan to continue to monitor the quality of the water in those three sites. Then Jeff Bouwman's middle school students ...


Posted in: Earth System Science Virtual Science Fair Atmosphere SCRC Research General Science General Science @es Earth As a System Climate Change Data Included Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate Land Cover/Biology Hydrology Backyard Science Partners Soil Meetings/Conferences Climate Scientists Education Working Group Biosphere Alumni Country Coordinators El Niño Earth as a System Trainers Teachers SMAP Students Scientist Skills STEM GLOBE Protocols Science and Math GPM Investigation Area Documents Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Science Symposia and Fairs


Have you ever wondered how to collect data using a GLOBE protocol and compare that data to that of a satellite flying at over 15,000 Mph (24,140 Kmh)? A group of freshman students, under the instruction of Dr. Jodi Haney, at Bowling Green State University did just that. As part of the ENSO Student Research Campaign , these students conducted research by collecting soil moisture , surface temperature , cloud cover , and relative humidity. Date-stamped comparisons were conducted among all these variables. The student compared several data variables in their research ...


Posted in: El Niño Trainers SMAP Teachers Students Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) Atmosphere Partners Scientists Alumni Country Coordinators


Greetings from Grosse Ile, Michigan (United States of America)! Recently, I had the honor of being published in the National Science Teachers Association's (NSTA) April/May 2018 edition of Science and Children with my good friend, Dr. Stein Brunvand (Associate Dean - University of Michigan - Dearborn - College of Education, Health, and Human Services ).  Dr. Brunvand and I shared some ideas for introducing Citizen Science and technology in an elementary classroom setting.  Many of these best practices were utilized when I was a fifth grade teacher at Frank E. Weiss Elementary ...


Posted in: Trainers SMAP Students Teachers Soil Moisture - SMAP Block Pattern STEM Pedosphere (Soil) Science and Math GLOBE Protocols


If you are attending the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) Conference this coming Friday, March 2, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan (United States of America), I welcome you to join myself ( Jeff Bouwman ), David Bydlowski , and Andy Henry .  We are excited to present Aerial Exploration of Environmental Study Sites, Using Kites, Cameras and Other Sensors on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM and #GettingScienceDone – Citizen Science on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM.   Aerial Exploration of Environmental Study Sites, Using Kites, Cameras and Other Sensors will ...


Posted in: Precipitation Air Temperature SMAP Surface Temperature Soil Moisture - SMAP Block Pattern Surface Temperature STEM Soil Temperature Science and Math Technology Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Clouds


Too much water can have devastating consequences when it falls too quickly on Earth's surface. On January 9th, the " Water in Our Environment " webinar will spotlight the experiences of our GLOBE community in Asia and the Pacific.  Earlier this week in the Philippines, tropical cyclone Kai-Tak wrecked havoc on this region as it caused extreme flooding and landslides . On December 4th and 5th, tropical cyclone Ockhi was the strongest cyclone to develop in the Arabian Sea since 2015, and it brought intense rainfall to the western part of India. A recent CNN report stated ...


Posted in: Earth System Science Atmosphere Calendar Watersheds Training General Science Earth As a System Climate Change Data Included Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate Land Cover/Biology Hydrology Backyard Science Partners Climate Scientists Soil Biosphere Alumni Country Coordinators El Niño Earth as a System Trainers Teachers SMAP Students Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols STEM Science and Math GPM Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Investigation Area Documents


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


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


Heavy rains, floods and thunderstorms have affected thousands of families in Perú since January 14 th , 2017. Apparently, Peruvians were not prepared to face this strong natural events as well as their later consequences: Overpopulation of mosquitos that spread dengue and other diseases as chikungunya virus, reduction of some important crops (rice, banana, yucca, yellow corn, avocado, cotton, asparagus, sugar cane, mango, grapes, alfalfa and lemon) (El Comercio, 2017 a ) and damages in many public facilities (bridges and roads) and private property (houses) - 100000 victims, 157000 houses ...


Posted in: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) El Niño Climate Science Working Group Earth As a System Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) Atmosphere Biosphere SMAP


Scientists rely on research, statistical models, and climate forecast models to help them determine upcoming natural events. Currently, scientists are have a difficult time deciding if and when the potential big El Niño event will happen. It will happen in 2017, but will it be the Summer or Fall? "Right now, many climate forecast models do predict the development of a full-fledged El Niño during this summer or fall. It’s likely that these models are acting on the much warmer-than-average waters near the coast of South America—the “Coastal El Niño" says Anthony Barson in his NOAA ...


Posted in: Atmosphere Earth As a System Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate Land Cover/Biology Hydrology Partners Biosphere Scientists Soil Alumni Country Coordinators Trainers El Niño SMAP Teachers Students STEM Assessment and Evaluation Education Research Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Technology


How do you ENSO? Did you know that students from around the world are taking measurements as part of the NASA GLOBE ENSO Student Research Campaign?  Check out what's happening at the Medford Memorial Middle School in New Jersey, USA! We are looking for YOUR videos, showcasing your students taking measurements that are part of the NASA GLOBE ENSO Student Research Campaign. (Note, you will need to have GLOBE photo releases for each of the students shown in your video. They can be found HERE .   Please contact Brian Campbell for more details and/or ...


Posted in: El Niño Trainers SMAP Teachers Students Atmosphere Earth As a System STEM Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) Partners Biosphere Scientists Alumni Country Coordinators