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A new resource is now available created by GLOBE educator Mr. Roger Rose ( @rrose ) as part of his NASA internship in 2023 titled, GLOBE Atmosphere Clouds and NGSS . This document compares portions of the clouds protocol to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for elementary and middle school with tips and resources to use in the classroom.  The document is available on the resources section of the NASA GLOBE Clouds page.


Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE GLOBE PROTOCOLS SCIENTIST SKILLS   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE   Primary Audience: COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS TEACHERS TRAINERS


The NASA GLOBE Clouds Quarterly Update is available for December, January, February 2023-2024! Coming Soon: Cloud Challenge 2024 The team is excited to announce that in 2024 we will have a Cloud Challenge focused on how clouds change throughout the day. First Long-Duration Lidar Satellite Mission CALIPSO Ends CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations), a lidar satellite that advanced the world’s understanding of climate, weather, and air quality, ended its scientific mission on August 1, 2023 after 17 years of operation. Meet an ...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE GLOBE PROTOCOLS   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE CLOUDS   News Topics: NEWS BRIEFS   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


For the past three years, the GLOBE Mission Earth (GME) Team at the University of Toledo, Ohio has been teaching and mentoring NASA-SEES high school students across the United States in the study of the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) and Air Quality. In 2023, the NASA-SEES High School Virtual Internship Program had 20 interns for both the UHIE and Air Quality Groups. During the 6-week virtual training, interns conducted research on the topics of their choice and met virtually three times a week to complete their projects. They also completed weekly assignments. For the UHIE ...


Posted in: Curriculum: EDUCATION RESEARCH STEM   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   GLOBE Working Groups: EVALUATION WORKING GROUP SCIENCE WORKING GROUP EDUCATION WORKING GROUP TECHNOLOGY WORKING GROUP DEI WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE HYDROSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM PEDOSPHERE (SOIL) BIOSPHERE   Primary Audience: COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS   Student Research Reports: U.S. STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIA (SRS) MISSION EARTH REPORT


Hello! Our names are Claire and Vanessa! We are both childhood education majors at SUNY Fredonia, future educators who can’t wait to start our careers. My name is Vanessa Galbraith. I am a junior and on the Fredonia softball team at Fredonia. My name is Claire Griffith and I am a senior at SUNY Fredonia. I am excited to begin student teaching next semester. Investi-gator (Northern Research Station) We chose to focus on the the Natural Inquirer issue Investi-gator (Northern Research Station) to connect with the Elementary GLOBE Seasons module . We both loved learning about the ...


Posted in: Primary Audience: PARTNERS TEACHERS   Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5


Hey everyone! Our names are Emily and Caitlin! We are future educators, who are working hard to gain all the necessary experience and knowledge to be the best teachers we can be for our students. When looking at Natural Inquirer and GLOBE, we found a common theme, climate change. We chose this topic because we found it to be relevant to what is happening in our world today. Climate change is something that will impact everyone over time; it will bring challenges to each of our lives. It is important to realize that climate change has been impacting different animals, plants and ...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: CLIMATE CHANGE   Primary Audience: PARTNERS TEACHERS   Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5


We are three education students who go to SUNY Fredonia, and we are all ready to learn more about science education and the resources we can use to teach young students science in the classroom. Investi-gator (Northern Research Station) We learned about a science journal called Investi-gator (Northern Research Station) for elementary school students, part of the USDA Forest Service's Natural Inquirer series. The focus of the journal is on the environment. The research found in this issue is based on the northern United States and the data is conducted by Forest Service ...


Posted in: Primary Audience: PARTNERS TEACHERS   Teacher's Guide: EARTH & SPACE SCIENCES LIFE SCIENCES UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5


Hello there!! Our names are Caleigh Fleming and Ashley Kacmarski. We are both senior early childhood education majors at The State University of New York at Fredonia. We decided to explore the Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gator . We chose this because when we were growing up, we were both highly engaged in science lessons about ecosystems and exploring animals across the globe. We thought it would be interesting to learn more about it from a teacher’s perspective. We want our students’ experiences to be as exciting and captivating as ours once were. ...


Posted in: Primary Audience: PARTNERS TEACHERS   Teacher's Guide: LIFE SCIENCES UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5


Hello, we are Emily and Lily! We are currently pursuing careers in elementary education at the State University of New York at Fredonia. We are so excited to become educators, and we find that students learn best through inquiry and making discoveries. We chose the Investi-gator (Northern Research Station) issue because we think that the topics like leaf color changing, impacts of the ozone layers on trees, and soil activity in the winter are all very relevant topics to where we live and hope to teach in western New York. We are both very passionate about our environment and think ...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: CLIMATE   Primary Audience: PARTNERS TEACHERS   Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5


One of the things that I find the most inspiring about The GLOBE Program , is the rich collaboration that it enables us to have with each other. Speaking for myself, I now have friends literally all around the globe, because of my engagement and interaction with GLOBE. I thought I would take a little time to write about a very inspiring intergenerational collaboration that I have found particularly enriching.   During the virtual GLOBE Annual Meeting in 2021, I was asked by a participant if we could meet up in a virtual room and chat. I was astonished to meet the extremely vibrant ...


Posted in: Curriculum: EDUCATION RESEARCH LANGUAGE CULTURE AND ARTS SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY STEM   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   Field Campaigns: GPM   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED GENERAL SCIENCE GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS MEETINGS/CONFERENCES   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE HYDROSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM PEDOSPHERE (SOIL) BIOSPHERE   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE EARTH AS A SYSTEM HYDROLOGY LAND COVER/BIOLOGY SOIL   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


"AI and Diplomacy" Panel Discussion moderated by Larisa Schelkin, US GLOBE Partner from Boston, Massachusetts & UNITAR Teaching Faculty with the panelists from the GLOBE Holli Kohl, Project Lead for GLOBE Observer and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/SSAI and Peder V. Nelson, Oregon State University CEOAS; GLOBE Partnership Coordinator; The GLOBE program is recognized as one of the world's leaders in environmental science diplomacy through education. Congratulations to the GLOBE community!


Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY STEM   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM SCIENTIST SKILLS MEETINGS/CONFERENCES   GLOBE Working Groups: EVALUATION WORKING GROUP SCIENCE WORKING GROUP EDUCATION WORKING GROUP TECHNOLOGY WORKING GROUP DEI WORKING GROUP   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE EARTH AS A SYSTEM LAND COVER/BIOLOGY   News Topics: MEETINGS REGIONS NEWS BRIEFS   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS   Teacher's Guide: LANGUAGES


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


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


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


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


Professor Mike Jabot, US GLOBE Partner, Distinguished Professor of Science Education at SUNY Fredonia, the GLOBE Northeast/Mid-Atlantic representative to the GLOBE US Partner Forum and Larisa Schelkin, US GLOBE Partner, GISN, IVSS, Global STEM Education Center, Inc (nonprofit in Massachusetts) are teaching at the UN Institute for Training and Research Global Diplomacy Fellowship Program since 2021.


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 EDUCATION WORKING GROUP DEI WORKING GROUP   Primary Audience: COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS TEACHERS