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Estamos emocionados de iniciar un nuevo blog resaltando las historias de miembros de GLOBE y su compromiso para ayudar a GLOBE a convertirse en una comunidad cada vez más acogedora, diversa, equitativa e incluyente. Si tú quieres compartir acerca de tus esfuerzos para hacer GLOBE más acogedor e inclusivo, ¡asegúrate de usar la categoría de “Diversidad, Equidad e Inclusión” en tus posts! Yo me llamo Rosalba Giarratano y soy originaria de la Ciudad de México. Actualmente vivo en la Ciudad de Nueva York con mi esposo y nuestro hijo. Trabajo para el Instituto de Estudios Espaciales ...


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            Two weeks ago, I attended the ESRI Ocean, Weather and Climate (OWC) Forum. This Forum featured over 30 speakers across two half-days in the forms of lightning talks, keynote speakers and software demos. It was illuminating to see such a wide range of uses and projects with ESRI’s ArcGIS software within the Ocean, Weather and Climate realms. The demos shared some advanced mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) opportunities within the ArcGIS Pro software. ArcGIS Pro is ESRI’s desktop paid application and has a ...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: CLIMATE EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE   Investigation Areas: HYDROSPHERE


Spent quite a bit of time working on upgrading the software which runs the www.globe.gov website. The new environment went live on 11/16/2020. Although it may not look too different, behind the scenes a lot has changed. It also gives us some new capabilities and features in a more secure environment.  We'll be advertising and using these new features in the time ahead.  Hope all works well for you! ​​​​​​​      


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So far, I have not encountered any significant errors.  I have only seen a few minor issues.  Whooo Hooo!


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We are excited to start a new blog highlighting stories of GLOBE members and their commitment to help GLOBE become an increasingly welcoming, diverse, equitable and inclusive community. If you want to share any of your efforts in making GLOBE more welcoming and inclusive, make sure to use the “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” category for your GLOBE blog posts! My name is Rosalba Giarratano and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I’m originally from Mexico City and I currently live in New York City with my husband and our son. I work for NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), ...


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Hi; Glad to be here. Iam a science teacher in Israel we are located in a small town called Gedera. The school name is Rimonim which mean in hebrew Pomegranates, and offcourse we have the trees. every year we observe the fruits bloming/ for us those fruits have a Religious significance. We would like to To cooperate with other elemantry school. thank you for reading Gila Rimonim School Gedera Israel


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septiembre/octubre/noviembre 2020 Nuevos recursos disponibles Gracias a nuestra comunidad de nubes, el reto comunitario de nubes 2020 fue un gran éxito al mostrar cómo la ciencia es mejor juntos. Recibimos excelentes fotografías y obras de artes de los participantes, algunas de las cuales se destacaron en el  video de agradecimiento. Si no pudistes participar del reto o quieres seguir trabajando en él, visita la página de la  guía para familias de nubes  GLOBE para obtener los recursos. Encontrarás vídeos sobre la ciencias de nubes (inglés) y ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENCE AND MATH   Event Topics: CAMPAIGNS AND PROJECTS (IOPS, ETC) OTHER COMPETITIONS   GLOBE Science Topics: EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE @ES CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE EARTH AS A SYSTEM SCIENTIST SKILLS GLOBE PROTOCOLS   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Learning Activities: EARTH AS A SYSTEM ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE   News Topics: COMMUNITY LETTERS   Primary Audience: PARTNERS SCIENTISTS ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS TRAINERS TEACHERS STUDENTS   Student Research Reports: U.S. STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIA (SRS) INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM REPORT STANDARD RESEARCH REPORT


Brian Campbell here. I just wanted to share, with every participant on the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, that NASA has released two new amazing videos related to trees, tree height and tree research. Video 1 “An unexpectedly large count of trees in West African Sahara and Sahel,” Released on 16 October 2020 This visualization focuses on the Dryer areas of the globe that do not have forests are sometimes discounted for their contribution to the global biome in climate models and other prediction systems. However, this research has shown that over ...


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Did you know that very soon, a new Earth-observing satellite will join the fleet of satellites that are monitoring the health of our home planet? The launch of the joint U.S.- European Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite is set for November 10! Right now it is undergoing final testing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and will be sent aloft on a Falcon 9 rocket. Once it is in orbit, about 1,336 km/830 miles above Earth's surface, its task will be to collect sea level measurements with an accuracy of a few centimeters (for a single measurement) for more ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY   Event Topics: CAMPAIGNS AND PROJECTS (IOPS, ETC) SCIENCE SYMPOSIA AND FAIRS   Field Campaigns: SEASONS AND BIOMES EL NIÑO GPM   GLOBE Science Topics: EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE CLIMATE EARTH AS A SYSTEM SCIENTIST SKILLS   GLOBE Working Groups: EDUCATION WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   News Topics: CALENDAR   Primary Audience: PARTNERS SCIENTISTS ALUMNI TRAINERS COUNTRY COORDINATORS TEACHERS STUDENTS   Student Research Reports: U.S. STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIA (SRS) MISSION EARTH REPORT INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM REPORT


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Teachers and schools can only do so much to motivate children to learn complex topics. However, it takes input from parents to keep them interested and engaged.  Not everyone fits into the pigeonholes that school creates. Your child might learn differently from most others, but the classroom and teaching methodology are optimized for the majority. Take what your child learns in their classroom and expand on it, making it more complex according to their intellectual needs. Here are ideas for approaching it: Make learning fun every way you can No child wants to learn ...


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Happy Fall! This is certainly not the typical beginning of the academic year we had hoped for, but I hear amazing things about GLOBE teachers across the country making it work remotely, through in-person hybrids and for some, completely in-person. I hope you find little tidbits here that you can use.  Stay safe and stay well friends! Resources that came skidding across my desk (aka my dining room table) this month: The STEM for All Multiplex theme of the month was “Leveraging Authentic Data Across STEM Curricula.” Follow the link to see the blog post, playlist and the ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM LANGUAGE CULTURE AND ARTS SCIENCE AND MATH   Event Topics: WEBINARS CAMPAIGNS AND PROJECTS (IOPS, ETC) SCIENCE SYMPOSIA AND FAIRS   GLOBE Science Topics: SCIENTIST SKILLS MEETINGS/CONFERENCES CLIMATE   News Topics: VIRTUAL SCIENCE FAIR MEETINGS VIDEO


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September/October/November 2020   Cloud Challenge Resources Available Thanks to our cloud community, the 2020 Community Cloud Challenge was a great success showing how Science is Better Together! We received some great photos and artwork from participants, some of which were highlighted in the  thank you video . If you missed the challenge or want to keep working on it, visit the  GLOBE Clouds Family Guide  page for the resources. You will find videos about the  Science of Clouds  and the  Family Cloud Challenge  page with a Choice ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENCE AND MATH   Event Topics: CAMPAIGNS AND PROJECTS (IOPS, ETC) OTHER   GLOBE Science Topics: EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE @ES CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE EARTH AS A SYSTEM SCIENTIST SKILLS GLOBE PROTOCOLS   GLOBE Working Groups: EVALUATION WORKING GROUP EDUCATION WORKING GROUP TECHNOLOGY WORKING GROUP SCIENCE WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Learning Activities: EARTH AS A SYSTEM ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE   News Topics: IOPS REGIONS COMMUNITY LETTERS NEWS BRIEFS   Primary Audience: PARTNERS SCIENTISTS ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS TRAINERS TEACHERS STUDENTS   Student Research Reports: INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM REPORT STANDARD RESEARCH REPORT


As you know, there are so many online tools that you can analyze, visualize, and retrieve data and imagery for student and professional research. Our campaign team knows that it can be tough to know just which one(s) to choose to assist in research. Online tools can be used as aides in student research from local to global environments. Comparing ground-based data and imagery, from GLOBE with satellite and airborne data, can serve as an amazing way to focus student research. We also know that teachers and students are extremely busy right now, especially in the global pandemic-driven new ...


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​​​​​​​ This collaborative webinar was planned and presented by three NASA Science Activation Earth science awards and the GLOBE Implementation Office. Each group shared a broad range of NASA-sponsored opportunities and resources to connect students to investigating our Earth system using NASA and GLOBE data.  The recording is available on-demand  https://www.globe.gov/web/mission-mosquito/overview/webinars/archived-webinars A list of resources shared by the presenters is available at https://bit.ly/3cwCkhz The goal is to support teachers and students to develop and ...


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    The aim of this competition was to spread the importance of protecting the environment and raising awareness of the causes of environmental pollution. Participants had a good idea of the contribution that is provided by the Globe program, students were give some online workshops that explain the methods of collecting environmental data in a fun scientific way. More then 70 students participated in this competition during the summer break. The winners were rewarded with medals and participation certificates ...


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Here are a couple resources that crossed my desk in August which you might find interesting: 20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course GLOBE Playlist in the STEM for All Multiplex NOAA’s Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) Community Resilience Education Theory of Change (It really highlights community science work...a perfect place to use GLOBE!) Quizlet used their online learning data to come up with some back to school takeaways.  https://quizlet.com/blog/remote-learning-report-2020 Partner News Legacy Bridges ...


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The Next 25 Years “ To Observe the Earth and Visualize the Future ” GLOBE Satellites in Education Team (G-SET) Over five decades of satellite and remote sensing data and technical infrastructure focused on observing the Earth continues to provide critical data and information for decision-makers daily. In fact, it plays a role in many of our daily lives and business practices. Precollege students can now utilize the Space to Earth: Earth to Space (SEES) Model where observations and measurements can include both satellite and remote sensing imagery and data, ...


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