Grupo de profesores, organizadores, trainers y ayudantes del Taller de GLOBE en el Lago Lácar, San Martín de los Andes, Argentina
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Del 14 al 16 de febrero de 2019 se desarrolló el Taller del Programa GLOBE en la ciudad de San Martín de los Andes, Argentina. Este taller había sido solicitado por algunos docentes que ya conocían algunas actividades pero también se sumaron más profesores.
Gracias a la colaboración de muchas personas fue posible realizarlo. Los Supervisores de Media y Técnica de la Zona Sur de la Provincia de Neuquén: Prof. José Raúl...
FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2019, HERE ARE THE TOP MOST ACTIVE GLOBE PARTICIPANTS TAKING TREE HEIGHT, GREENINGS, AND LAND COVER MEASUREMENTS FOR THE TREES AROUND THE GLOBE STUDENT RESEARCH CAMPAIGN!
I. Kozlicic Juraga - Croatia
Z. Klarin - Croatia
J. Anicic - Croatia
J. Bouwman - United States
GREENINGS (GREEN UP/GREEN DOWN):
M. Algarni - Saudi Arabia
B. Vasylchyshyn - Ukraine
G. Šimunić - Croatia
B. Noreikiene - Lithuania
J. Anicic - Croatia
P. Nelson - United States
R. Low - United States
Have app, will travel! I am reporting from the field, the campus of the University of Hawaii, Manoa (UHM). I am meeting with citizen scientists here who are collecting data using the GLOBE Observer app. I had the good fortune to meet Dr. Floyd Reed, a professor in the Department of Biology. His lab is involved in modifying strains of Culex mosquitoes so that they are unable to transmit avian (bird) malaria, a disease responsible for the ongoing extinction of many of Hawai’i’s native bird species.
Dr. Reed agreed to go out and collect mosquitoes with us this morning, using the GLOBE...
Patchara Pongmanawut, a GLOBE teacher at the Princess Chulabhorn Science High School in the Trang Province in Thailand, has been doing fantastic work with her students. These students have been at the top of the Mosquito Habitat Mapper Honor Roll for the past month, and show no sign of slowing down!
"In Thailand, there are many mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, malaria, Japanese encephalitis, West Nile fever, St. Louis encephalitis, filariasis and Zika", Pongmanawut says. This has really inspired her and her students to go out...
Guiding Investigative Questions for Data Collection and Research
As you take tree height and other measurements as part of the campaign, we would like to offer several questions that you might like to answer. These Guiding Investigative Questions can help you with the "Why am I collecting this data and what does my data mean?
Where are trees growing and why are they there?
What can measuring tree height tell us about our local ecosystem?
What is the relationship between tree height and land cover?
What are the tools for measuring trees and the errors between them?
When it comes to getting students interested in climate change, there are many factors that we need to consider. The following tips provide ideas for getting students interested in the topic of climate change as well as some calls to action.
Tip #1: Make it Relevant
The best place to introduce the climate change topic is opening up discussion about skepticism. Talking about widespread denial of climate change is crucial to helping students see why sustainable energy sources are necessary. Discussing the different theories and presenting data and facts through projects, presentations,...
If you have used the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper, you know that the app allows you to identify your larva and apply its scientific name. You may have wondered why we use these names? For instance, Aedes aegypti’s common name is the “Yellow Fever Mosquito”. Why don’t we just use the common name when we talk about our work in this project?
A unique name, used across many different languages
There are many reasons why scientists use scientific names instead of common names. In the GLOBE Mission Mosquito Campaign, where people all over the world are identifying and reporting...