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Alissa S. is a high school student from New Jersey. She is currently participating in the 2021 STEM Enhancement in the Earth Sciences Mosquito Habitat Mapper summer research intern cohort. Hi! My name is Alissa, and I’m an intern at the NASA SEES Earth Explorers/Mosquito Mappers internship. At this internship, we do research, and that research is based on GLOBE Land Cover and Mosquito Mapper data that we collect. One of the major projects in the internship is to make five mosquito traps and experiment with those traps (by varying one characteristic throughout the traps), logging each ...


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GLOBE friends, The 2021 virtual Annual Meeting is only a day away!  The Evaluation Working Group members are excited to share with you all the resources developed by this group during the past years, from 2014 to present. These resources can be found at : https://www.globe.gov/globe-community/people/globe-working-groups/evaluation On this webpage, you can find: Surveys for protocol training in atmosphere, hydrology, soils, and land cover A survey for students' attitudes towards science A presentation about what the group does and how evaluation can benefit the GLOBE program ...


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At GLOBE we present our science research very often, and recently I had the opportunity to share about some guidelines to help make presentations more accessible . It makes me very happy to hear about friends and colleagues that have started adopting small changes towards a more inclusive environment! During the presentation, a fellow member of the GLOBE’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force group suggested to continue sharing accessibility tips, one at a time. So, I have decided to take her advice (thank you, Ana). About a month ago I shared about the importance of using ...


Posted in: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION


On 15 April 2021, Rosalba Giarratano and I were joined by Jillian Anderson (teacher) and Andrew Constantinescu, Alexandra Quiroz, and Ilhum Haque (students) from the Lexington School for the Deaf to learn about American Sign Language (ASL) and some science words in ASL. We were also joined by Lisa Dennett, an ASL interpreter. Here is a recording of the video (make sure to turn on the closed captioning!): And, if you would like to download the slides, those are here .  Thank you so much for presenting with us! 


Posted in: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION


Today I want to recognize an amazing scientist I have had the opportunity to meet this year. Dr. Bithi De grew up in a rural part of Eastern India. Her parents and family members always encouraged her to pursue her passion for science. And she did! Following high school, she left the village for undergraduate studies in the city of Kolkata and eventually moved to the USA for graduate school. During her PhD, Bithi worked on the interaction between Arctic warming and large-scale atmospheric circulation changes at Purdue University and as a visiting student at LDEO Columbia University. Bithi ...


Posted in: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION


Ghana GLOBE in March 2021 collaborated with Noguchi Memorial Institute to train four schools within Greater Accra and its environs on how to identify Mosquito species in their communities.   A total of 20 students,  four teachers and two STEM Coordinators were trained.  As a pilot project,  GLOBE Ghana Coordinator Ms. Berthy Buah took the opportunity to sensitize the schools on the importance of engaging in GLOBE activities in their schools and the numerous benefits awaits them if taken seriously.  Scientists from the Parasitology department also encouraged ...


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Did you know that Global Accessibility Awareness Day is coming up? It focuses on digital accessibility and inclusion and it is marked annually on the third Thursday of May. Therefore, this year we are celebrating it on Thursday, May 20, 2021! I would like to invite you and everyone in our GLOBE community to celebrate! How? An idea is to develop the habit of using Alternative (Alt) Text. We use many images and graphs to share our GLOBE work; however, some people use screen reading technology to access our digital content. The screen reader will not be able to “translate” an image or a ...


Posted in: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION


I am so excited! This Thursday April 15 at 10am MT/12pm ET, the GLOBE program will celebrate National American Sign Language (ASL) Day! My friend Jillian Anderson and her students will give us a brief intro to ASL. They will also teach us how to sign some of the terms we use in GLOBE in ASL! I first met Jillian in 2018 when I was a GLOBE Air Quality intern at NASA Langley, under the mentorship of Dr. Margaret Pippin. I asked Margaret if I could invite the Lexington School for the Deaf to participate in the US GLOBE Air Quality Student Research Campaign. Margaret said "yes" instantly. I ...


Posted in: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION


ورشة دليل الطالب الى براءة الاختراع قدمها مختصين من مكتب الامانة العامة تبراءة الاختراع في دول مجلس التعاون


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Have you participated in the most recent GLOBE survey yet? Please join us in sharing your thoughts about how we can move forward to create a more inclusive environment in which everyone, everywhere, is recognized as a valued contributor!  Please take the survey in your preferred language by 20 April 2021 : Arabic/عربى Croatian/Hrvatski Czech/Čeština English French/Français Portuguese/Português Spanish/Español Thai/ไทย


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Rahil V. is a high school student from Maryland. He was part of the 2020 STEM Enhancement in the Earth Sciences Mosquito Habitat Mapper summer research intern cohort. This past summer I attended the SEES Virtual Mosquito Mappers Internship, changing my life. I suppose "life-changing" is often used arbitrarily to describe a great experience, but I can assure you, I do mean life-changing. I entered the summer wary of a virtual internship; after all, how useful could zoom calls and a virtual classroom be? Within the first week, I was blown away by the competent mentors, resources, and ...


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Two projects have adopted the GO Mosquito Habitat Mapper tool as a way to obtain data for scientific analysis. The GLOBE Mission Mosquito Campaign plays an official role in a research project funded by the National Science Foundation: Citizen Epidemiology: Designing and Connecting Next-Generation Cyber, Biological, and Citizen Science Systems for the Surveillance and Control of Mosquito-Borne Diseases . The project PI is Dr. Ryan Carney, University of South Florida. To create an automated larva identification using artificial intelligence, many images of mosquito larvae are needed- from ...


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Every time you take a cloud observation, the NASA GLOBE Clouds team matches your observation to satellite data.  Why do we do this? Your view of clouds is from a different perspective than what is observed from a satellite. Satellites look down at clouds and see the top. When you make your observation, you are looking up towards the sky and seeing the bottom of the clouds. When there is a match, scientists then have a top-down view of clouds from a satellite and a bottom-up view from your spot. When you mix these two views together, you have a more complete picture of the sky. ...


Posted in: Curriculum: EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENCE AND MATH STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED GENERAL SCIENCE GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   News Topics: REGIONS   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


The NASA GLOBE Clouds team highlights cloud observers Hilde Fålun Strøm (Norway) and Sunniva Sorby (Canada), who created Hearts In The Ice to call attention to all the rapid changes occurring in the polar regions due to the changing climate. These citizen scientists made history last year by being the first women to overwinter solo in the high Arctic. They spent 12 consecutive months without running water or electricity at a remote trappers cabin called “Bamsebu” in Svalbard, Norway. While they were there, they made numerous GLOBE cloud observations as ...


Posted in: Curriculum: LANGUAGE CULTURE AND ARTS STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED GENERAL SCIENCE EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS   GLOBE Working Groups: SCIENCE WORKING GROUP EDUCATION WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   News Topics: COMMUNITY LETTERS NEWS BRIEFS   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


The NASA GLOBE Clouds team is continuously working with scientists around the world finding ways that cloud observations from citizen scientists impact the most. As we find new ways of using the data, we want to remind you how important each part of your cloud report is to the scientific community. All cloud observations can help with big questions such as the link between clouds and climate.  Dr. Patrick Taylor is an atmospheric scientist at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. In the Clouds and Earth’s Climate video , Patrick discusses how he studies clouds to ...


Posted in: Curriculum: ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENCE AND MATH STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE GENERAL SCIENCE GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS   GLOBE Working Groups: SCIENCE WORKING GROUP EDUCATION WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE   News Topics: COMMUNITY LETTERS NEWS BRIEFS   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS   Student Research Reports: STANDARD RESEARCH REPORT   Teacher's Guide: INVESTIGATION AREA DOCUMENTS


  Hoy quiero compartir con todos acerca del trabajo de mi compañero del equipo de diversidad, equidad, e inclusión de GLOBE, Juan Felipe Restrepo, quien me contó todo lo referente a un evento que él ayudó a organizar y que hizo destacar a un grupo de niñas y mujeres científicas. El panel "Mujeres y Alas" se realizó el viernes 13 de noviembre de 2020, en el marco del VII Festival de las Aves Migratorias de Caribe Colombiano. Este evento fue coordinado y liderado por el Colegio Montessori de Cartagena que a su vez es es Coordinador del Festival junto la Asociación Calidris y la ...


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Today I want to share about the amazing work by a fellow GLOBE’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task member! My friend Juan Felipe Restrepo shared with me about a special event he helped organized that showcased the great work of several female scientists! The panel “Women and Wings” took place in November 2020, as part of the VII Festival of Migratory Birds of the Colombian Caribbean. This event was coordinated and led by Colegio Montessori de Cartagena, which is also the coordinator of the festival in conjunction with Asociación Calidris and Fundación Serena del Mar. The panel’s ...


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Each cloud observation submitted using the GLOBE Observer app or through The GLOBE Program is compared to data from multiple satellites. A satellite match is when satellite data is identified that corresponds to a cloud observation. For orbiting satellites the observation must be within 15 minutes before or after a satellite’s overpass. Geostationary satellites, like the GOES satellites, are always observing the same location. If you are in the United States, you are likely  to get a satellite match to a GOES satellite. These satellites are sending data every 15 minutes. As long ...


Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE GENERAL SCIENCE GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   News Topics: COMMUNITY LETTERS NEWS BRIEFS   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


The University of New Hampshire Carbon Cycle team has started to curate a list of resources that compliment GLOBE Carbon Cycle activities and Protocols . These include videos, websites, peer reviewed articles, and a Q&A section with Dr. Scott Ollinger , ecosystem ecologist at UNH and PI on the Carbon Cycle Project. These resources have been sent to us over the past few years, and have found a home here:  https://www.globe.gov/web/leitzel-center/home/carbon-cycle-resources .  As we encounter more, we will continue to build this list. If you have resources that ...


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The NASA GLOBE Clouds team at NASA Langley Research Center is working with NASA scientist Dr. Bill Smith to use GLOBE Cloud observations made by people just like you to solve the Terminator Problem! Wait, what? Well, the Solar Terminator or twilight zone is that line that separates the daylit side of a planet from the dark night side. The image on the left is an example. It was taken from the International Space Station as it crossed the terminator on April 17, 2019 as it orbits 254 miles above the Gulf of Guinea on Africa’s mid-western coast.      ...


Posted in: Curriculum: EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED GENERAL SCIENCE GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   News Topics: COMMUNITY LETTERS NEWS BRIEFS   Student Research Reports: STANDARD RESEARCH REPORT INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM REPORT U.S. STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIA (SRS)