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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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The Summer 2022 NASA SEES Internship program was a memorable one for the GLOBE Mission EARTH (GME) Team! The 6-week period of hard work, commitment, and dedication by all members led to creative and outstanding research projects from both the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) and the Air Quality Initiative (AQI) Teams. The wide geographical spread of the NASA SEES students allows them to take observations using different GLOBE protocols across the United States. The AQI Team led by GLOBE Mission EARTH Research Assistant Sara Mierzwiak and GME Teacher Janene Smith mentored a group of 7 ...


Posted in: Curriculum: EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY STEM   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   Student Research Reports: MISSION EARTH REPORT


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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The GLOBE Program, through its various platforms such as the International Virtual Student Symposium (IVSS), Student Research Symposium (SRS), Regional Meetings has always highlighted relevant student research accomplishments and outputs. The GLOBE activities, however, are not just limited to students and teachers. We are pleased to know that retired professionals can also work and contribute meaningfully to the GLOBE database as citizen scientists. Let us get to know one cloud enthusiast from India, Om Prakash Gupta. Om Prakash Gupta is one of the most active citizen scientists that ...


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


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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I made this notebook because I wanted to make a better list of GLOBE schools with many measurements. At first, I tried to look at official metrics ( https://www.globe.gov/about/impact-and-metrics/schools-with-many-measurements ). Unfortunately, the number of data there was different from the number on official schools pages. I asked for an explanation on the GLOBE forum, and I got the following response: > "Different areas of the website count measurements differently.  Some places count the number of rows of data across several database tables.  Other places count ...


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GLOBE completed another great month of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) Intensive Observation Period (IOP) in March 2022. 107 schools participated and took a total of 1699 observations throughout the month. It is great to see more and more schools becoming active in this very important project. UHI is becoming more and more important around the world. Saudia Arabia, Croatia, Greece and Taiwan had many schools take observations during March. I am so grateful for the participation of all of the students and teachers and the great work they have done. I would really like to encourage all of the ...


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Shortly after 03:30 GMT on Monday, Earth's orbit meant that for several minutes our planet was positioned directly between the Sun and the Moon. In that time the Moon fell completely into Earth's shadow - temporarily turning it a dusky shade of dark red. Its hue was created by sunlight being projected through Earth's atmosphere onto the Moon's shadowed surface. The lunar eclipse coincided with a separate event - a super Moon. This is when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit and so appears larger than usual. Those watching out for the resulting super blood ...


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U sklopu Eko – dana koje organizira naša škola GLOBE skupina 1b razreda istražila je POVIJESNI RAZVOJ ZADARSKIH PERIVOJA spojivši na taj način biologiju, ekologiju, povijest i GLOBE. U Zadru tradicija podizanja perivoja i parkova postoji još iz doba Rimskog carstva. Cilj ovog istraživanja bio je osvijestiti važnost perivoja za život grada, jer su oni vrijedna prirodna, ali i kulturna i povijesna baština. Zanimalo nas je kada su nastali parkovi i perivoji našeg grada, a posljedica tog istraživanja je ova lenta vremena. Uključeno je 8 perivoja na području grada Zadra, od kojih je ...


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Education is constantly evolving and adopting new trends and practices. Technology innovations and changes in priorities have massively impacted the field in recent years.  Watch out for these three education trends in 2022 and the years to follow.  Acclaim for the Arts (STEAM)  Educators should prepare to tie arts into their curriculum. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) has transformed into STEAM to include art. Science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and art are the centers of educational programs to prepare students for future ...


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We have been monitoring 4 leaves on a lilac tree in our scoolyard. We measure their lenght and then calculate it's growth from the last measuring.


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