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Update from the Evaluation Working Group from Dr. Eleanor Jaffee (North American Representative): At our January 2023 meeting: We welcomed our new LAC member, Marta Kingsland. She is the Country Coordinator for Argentina and was previously the Chair of the Education Working Group, among other roles in her extensive experience working with GLOBE. We also had the opportunity to meet the GIO’s new Community Engagement Coordinator, Karl C. Clarke. Tony Murphy joined us to discuss updating our Terms of Reference. The terms are 10 years old now, and with a comprehensive evaluation ...


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Written By: Grace M. Crain-Wright and Denise “Skye” Yost Contributions By: Lyn Wigbels, Tony Murphy GLOBE Protocols have been part of the NASA GLOBE Program since its inception in 1995. The first 11 protocols included air temperature, tree height, water temperature, and soil characterization. These first protocols, and all protocols implemented thereafter, represent the four Earth spheres: Atmosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere, and Pedosphere. The protocols within the four Earth spheres help support and promote environmental education, awareness, and literacy for GLOBE students, ...


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On Monday 14 October 2022, our team changed hats from the U.S. Coordination Office ones and put on our NH GLOBE Partnership beanies to spend the afternoon collecting macroinvertebrates and water quality data at the Cocheco River/Hanson Pines site with 4th and 5th graders from Maple Street Magnet School in Rochester, NH. We had so much fun - and our colleague from the University of New Hampshire, a water scientist, and our colleague from the USDA Forest Service came along too! And something really special happened in a crosscutting way...the art teacher was in the field with us helping ...


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I have alot of text and hyperlinks today so I won't say much more than it is full-speed ahead on planning for NARM, supporting 4 in-person NARM professional learning workshops, AND starting to dig into the logistics of in-person Regional Student Research Symposia for spring 2023! Fall is fun! The U.S. had a bunch of news stories published in September:​​​​​​​ Meet a New Southeast Region Partnership—The Museum of Arts and Sciences GLOBE Youth Geoscientist (GYG) Summer Internship Completes Year 2 Meet Berks Nature – The Nature Place Summer Opportunities for ...


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​​​​The North American Regional Meeting (NARM) scheduled for 2-4 November 2022, is top on the U.S. Coordination Office minds, and all the planning that goes into this kind of virtual event! This year, we are also trying something new and there will be 4 professional learning sessions (open to Partners and teachers) on 7-8 November, scattered across the country. See last week's blog for the flier link but also, stay tuned to this space and find out when registration is open! Speaking of NARM, GLOBE Exchange is an opportunity to create a 2-minute video to introduce your GLOBE ...


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We have posted a very requested Watercooler that happened on September 8th, “ Telling Your Tree Stories !” An eNewsletter just went out and if you follow the link to the Recent Issue , you can subscribe yourself. These are pretty irregular and usually focus around something very timely such as SRS announcements, opportunities for students and teachers, and new GLOBE resources. Haley from our office attended a workshop on data literacy and thought this site and the presenter sharing it were really amazing - it has completely different ways to visualize data : ...


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Hello! My name is Margaret Gregory. I am a science writer for the USDA Forest Service. I found my way into the Forest Service through the Resource Assistant Program ; before that, I taught physical science and chemistry at a public high school for three years. Even though I taught the physical sciences, my heart lies in the biological sciences—I minored in biology in my undergrad program. Photosynthesis forms the cornerstone of biology; if plants couldn’t create energy from sunlight, our world wouldn’t exist.          ​​​​​​​This lesson plan ...


Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: GENERAL SCIENCE GLOBE PROTOCOLS SCIENTIST SKILLS   Investigation Areas: BIOSPHERE   Learning Activities: LAND COVER/BIOLOGY P4: A BEGINNING LOOK AT PHOTOSYNTHESIS   Primary Audience: STUDENTS TEACHERS


Happy Fall GLOBE community! The leaves are starting to change color here in New Hampshire and the U.S. Coordination Office has compiled all the GLOBE resources you need to study green-down ! Let us know if we forgot anything! Evaluation Working Group Monthly Meeting Summary (NA Representative, Dr. Eleanor Jaffee): The GIO is currently working with an external evaluation team on a comprehensive evaluation plan for GLOBE. As the members of the Evaluation Working Group are more connected with the GLOBE community in our work, we will have an opportunity to review the ...


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I'm back! Good things coming up this fall but I will hold off on some of them because we like to keep these weekly posts efficient! The 2021 Yearbook is published ! GLOBE Partners and teachers are doing AMAZING things! Really nice blog post from AGU on critical thinking skills: https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2021/02/09/science-illiteracy-and-poor-critical-thinking-skills-really-can-be-deadly/   Watercoolers started yesterday and you can register for them in advance here . Next week, 8 September at 4:10pm ET/1:10pm PT, is about " Telling Our Tree ...


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La maestra GLOBE Karin Ramos Torres, profesora de la G.U.E. I.E. Mariano Melgar Valdivieso, en la ciudad de Arequipa, departamento y provincia de Arequipa, nos informa sobre la implementación del Programa Globe Melgarino.   La profesora Karin, viene estimulado en sus estudiantes el interés por la investigación de su entorno, para de esta forma motivar futuras vocaciones científicas. Una de las áreas en que están trabajando es el monitoreo de las condiciones atmosféricas locales (temperatura, cobertura y tipo de nubes, aerosoles, entre otros). La información generada (registros de ...


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Una muestra del espíritu de GLOBE lo viene dando en el departamento de Arequipa la maestra GLOBE, Profesora Angelica Huayhua Cruz, quien viene impulsando el Programa GLOBE en la IE. Jorge Basadre Grohmann del Distrito de José Luis Bustamante y Rivero, en la provincia de Arequipa. La implementación del Proyecto Educativos Ambiental  Integrado “Programa Escolar de Monitoreo Ambiental GLOBE” (PEAI GLOBE) involucra la participación de diversos agentes de la comunidad educativa Basadrina: equipo directivo, docentes, auxiliares, personal administrativo y estudiantes (VI Ciclo). La ...


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About the Author: Veshell Lewis, PhD is a Biology Teacher at Dacula High School and Adjunct Biology Instructor at Georgia State University. She has worked with students using GLOBE Program protocols since 2013. Secondary teachers can use the scientific article and scientist designed diagram as facilitation tools for discussing important global carbon cycle concepts.                       1)    Start by reading the Natural Inquirer Science Journal article Balancing Act: Urban Trees and the Carbon ...


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Hoping to see you at the  GLOBE Annual Meeting  next week! Loving the session choices and our team has divided up so we can cover them all.   The U.S. Partner session is on Monday afternoon from 3-5pm ET/1-3pm PT (we will end earlier than that, promise!). Our team will share NARM, SRS, and Yearbook news, we will hear from GPO, and announce two RFPs. We will breakout with a couple Jamboard sessions (you know we have fun at those) and end with a Waterfall Chat. A Waterfall Chat might be my new favorite Zoom technique, well, maybe second favorite - I’ll use another one during ...


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Happy Friday! ​​​​​​​Were you wondering about the lack of posts the last few weeks? I was spending some time in the Adirondacks (NY) with my family the week before July 4th and last week I was in Estes Park, CO with the GLOBE and Earth Systems Science Collaboratives . I encourage you to check out their pages for more information about the 7 groups of GLOBE Partnerships and their regional and cross-regional partners. They are doing great work and the discussions were lively around how they could better work together to reach a broader audience of youth, educators and families, leveraging ...


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We’ve been posting alot of news stories lately and making them more interesting with pictures. Alicia discovered that when she was adding alt text to the images, it was changing them all to the same alt text. This isn’t a great thing to have happen and we reported it to GLOBE . In the meantime, Haley found a workaround to the problem so take a look at this short video if you are planning on posting a story with pictures and alt text in the near future.​​​​​​​ Speaking of news stories, here are some for the 2022 SRS: 2022 U.S. GLOBE Student Research Symposia ...


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              Big news from Zoom – there is a Beta Avatar setting you can test out. As you can see, the   GLOBE U.S. Coordination Office did during our weekly meeting.         One more Watercooler to close out the academic year next week June 23rd at 4:10pm ET/1:10pm PT – we are celebrating 50 years of Earth Observations. Come join us! Register here: https://unh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlc-GvqDgtGdab5mNzRurPAJY4sv5p7VIF   Female scientists studying air quality and climate change – cash awards available ! ...


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GLOBE Partners, watch for the Regional Newsletters coming to your Inbox soon. They will have a highlight of the SRS that happened in your region. If you don't get the newsletters or want to know more about U.S. GLOBE activities, visit our Stay Current page to follow, sign-up and see all the ways we communicate with the community. New Natural Inquirer GLOBE Crosswalk blog published using the Earth Systems Elementary GLOBE book. Written by Alicia Carlson, our Outreach Lead. Partners working with pre-service teachers and providing summer professional learning, please ...


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​​​​Teachers of Kindergarten to Grade 2 can use stories and observations of nature outside your door to help students understand how the systems of Earth (atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and pedosphere) are connected. Start by reading the Elementary GLOBE story “ All About Earth: Our World on Stage ” to get an overview of some of the connections between the components of the Earth. The story follows a classroom of students as they prepare a play to learn how Earth’s processes are interconnected and how living creatures interact with those processes. [One 30- to 45-minute class ...


Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS   Investigation Areas: EARTH AS A SYSTEM BIOSPHERE   Learning Activities: EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM IN A BOTTLE WE'RE ALL CONNECTED: EARTH SYSTEM INTERACTIONS EARTH SYSTEM PLAY   Primary Audience: STUDENTS TEACHERS


The U.S. Office is wrapping up the 2022 local Student Research Symposia (SRS) . Keep an eye out for stories highlighting these events. Thank you to all the teachers, students and Partners who made these events a success! Alicia Carlson (new hire in our office - YEAH!) is working on a couple of GLOBE and Natural Inquirer crosswalks . If you are a pre-service or current teacher, contact us to find out how you can earn a stipend and create some teacher-friendly ways to use these materials together in the classroom. Yearbook material for the 2021 GLOBE Partner Yearbook is ...


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Od 5. do 7. listopada 2021. održan je Regionalni GLOBE sastanak i to po drugi puta u online okruženju. To je dalo priliku uključivanja većeg broja učenika i edukatora iz GLOBE škola, što je zbog putovanja i troškova mnogo teže ostvariti kad su sastanci uživo. Prvog dana GLOBE sastanka predstavile su se 4 hrvatske škole u okviru teme Dobrobit za okoliš: OŠ Valentin Klarin, Preko i OŠ Šime Budinića u Zadru, s prikazom pilotiramja projekta utvrđivanja prisutnosti mikroplastike u moru, zatim OŠ Dubovac s projektom "Tko je vidio krijesnice?" i OS Eugena Kumičića, Slatina s učeničkim ...


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