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NYC is very hot and stuffy in the summer, but also has a lot of shade. A large part of this shade comes from large buildings, but most blocks have trees and there are some notable parks with a lot of tree cover as well. I get bitten all the time in the park when not in direct sunlight, but not so much when I'm downtown with the same level of shade.  I wondered if there was something to this natural shade (from trees) vs artificial shade (from buildings), or if the park in general was just more conducive to mosquito growth. I also added cute little PLA 3D Printed frogs as ...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: MOSQUITOES   Primary Audience: STUDENTS TEACHERS   Student Research Reports: INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM REPORT MISSION MOSQUITO REPORT


Background: I live in a suburban area around 30 miles south of San Francisco in the West Bay, near the wetlands/the bay. Our county regularly treats the wetland trails for mosquitoes, and they also do aerial treatment, especially in the spring when mosquitoes like to breed. Many previous literature papers concluded that mosquitoes prefer to oviposit in slightly alkaline water; as such, I predicted that there would be a higher abundance of mosquito larvae in the alkaline water. To make an alkaline solution, I added baking soda to water; to make an acidic solution, I added aspirin ...


Posted in: Primary Audience: STUDENTS TEACHERS   Student Research Reports: INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM REPORT MISSION MOSQUITO REPORT


Selecting the right satellite images and products can be challenging! In this blog, I am sharing my learning and experience of working with satellite images for image classification and visualization. The use of remote sensing satellite images to measure water qualities is a viable option to predict and control vector-borne diseases. Space agencies, such as NASA and ESA, provide open access to both acquired images and curated data/products for scientific research. Data is available both in the raw format as well as products (e.g. Top-of-Atmosphere (TOA) reflectance, ...


Posted in: Primary Audience: STUDENTS TEACHERS   Student Research Reports: INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM REPORT MISSION MOSQUITO REPORT


I currently have four traps in operational order. Two at one of my AOIs and two in backyard that were prototypes that I've left up because they seem to be performing admirably. I My traps have been up for about a week, the prototypes were deployed a day before the other two, and I haven't seen any mosquitos or mosquito larvae. I did take care to note that I used dog food in my trap, specifically the dry kibble variant instead of ones that come in chunks or are wet. I choose dog food over decomposed plant-based organic material because I noticed that the few times I've accidentally ...


Posted in: Primary Audience: STUDENTS TEACHERS


I had a chance to visit the GLOBE country Croatia recently (beautiful!) and was asked to prepare some training material on how to use GLOBE’s data retrieval systems – Vis and ADAT.  In putting together the training material I wanted to do something that would give people a chance to try out the tools and do some analysis on their own. Here’s the presentation on the Vis system with a couple of tasks you and/or your students could do if you’d like to check it out. Here is the presentation on the ADAT system with a couple of tasks you and/or your students could do. This ...


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A video of me talking about the IOP is here: https://youtu.be/gAwHjoCJNe0 The GLOBE October Intensive Observation Period (IOP) for urban heat island had great data collecting from around the world. Data was collected by students at over 70 schools and 1471 observations of surface temperatures wee taken. A list of all of the schools is listed below. Here is a map and a picture from Earth Heart Farms near Oak Harbor, OH. Students took field trips to the farm and learned about conservation efforts. The took urban heat island observations.    You will see in the ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM   Field Campaigns: SURFACE TEMPERATURE


2022 Celebration   NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE has tagged over 735,000 photographs of sky and clouds all because of you! The photographs are part of cloud reports sent in from over 120 different countries and regions around the world. NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE is closing with a very successful story. The project will stop collecting data on 1 December 2022. On 16 December 2022, NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE will no longer be a NASA sponsored project. The website will remain open. The datasets will be available for researchers and participants to use. The Cloud interactives ( Cover and ...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE   News Topics: NEWS BRIEFS


Prof. Cristian Randieri is a great proactive person and an effective communicator and a visionary. His knowledge is not restricted to the area he covers, but his impressive passion for all the technical topics led him to acquire great skills even in areas far from his original studies. He is a valuable writer with a great scientific background formed with more than 15 years of active research on experimental Nuclear Physics performed in the most famous international research laboratories such as CERN, ESRF, INFN. He writes about HI-Tech solutions topics and advanced research studies ...


Posted in: Curriculum: ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY STEM   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION


My name is Pam Evans. This is my fifteenth year of teaching. I taught math, science, and social studies to 6th grade students for ten years. I now teach Junior High science and High School Biology. My school is a very small Pre-K to 12 building with a population of around 380 students that come together from six neighboring communities. Our school is literally in the middle of a corn or bean field, depending on the cycle!  In the summer of 2012 I had the opportunity to spend a week on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) research vessel for a teacher workshop through ...


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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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Povodom Međunarodnog dana zaštite ozonskog sloja koji se obilježava 16. rujna ponovili smo što je ozonski sloj i koja je njegova važnost za život na Zemlji. Ozonski sloj štiti život na Zemlji od štetnog sunčevog UV zračenja. Do oštećenja ozonskog sloja dolazi zbog ljudskog djelovanja. Glavnim krivcem za uništavanje ozonskog omotača smatraju se kloro-florougljici (CFC), kemijski spojevi iz hladnjaka, klimatizacijskih uređaja, kozmetike itd. Danas se CFC – i zamjenjuju drugim spojevima, ali se i dalje koriste u izradi stiropora i izolacijskih smjesa. Raspravili smo što mi možemo učiniti za ...


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The Harvard Climate Action Training


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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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Fortunate to get selected to represent Bhutan at the 2022 Lake Pokhara Expedition at Nepal


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The NASA GLOBE Clouds Quarterly Update is available for September/October/November 2022! Match to a Million Satellite Matches Celebration Thanks to you, The GLOBE Program has reached one million satellite observations matched to your cloud reports! Share in the celebration and thank you videos made just for you. GLOBE Clouds New Satellite Matching: NOAA-20 The NASA GLOBE Clouds team will soon be adding NOAA-20 to our satellite matching capabilities. Learn more about NOAA-20 and updates to the GLOBE Clouds satellite matching schedule. Meet an Expert: Naudia Graham ...


Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE CLOUDS


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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One of the best things about GLOBE is that students learn about science by doing science! Not only do students engage in real data collection, but there are also opportunities for them to conduct research projects that are interesting to them and that focus on answering questions that are meaningful and relevant to them. This semester we were very fortunate to collaborate with a high school intern who feels very passionate about advocating for accessibility, and who has also been learning a lot about clouds! Naudia’s research question was “How can blind and sighted students learn about ...


Posted in: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   GLOBE Working Groups: DEI WORKING GROUP