Earth Day 2020

     Earth Day 2020 
GLOBE's 25th Anniversary Celebration!

Earth Day, 22 April, 2020, marks the 25th Anniversary of the GLOBE Program.
Thanks to all of you who have contributed to this wonderful learning community that we call GLOBE! 
On Earth Day, go to  
starting at 9 a.m. MT.
You'll find:
  • remarks from GIO Director Dr. Tony Murphy;
  • a video tribute to the community;
  • the drawing to award student stipends (based on excellent performance in this year’s International Virtual Science Symposium); and
  • a special announcement the community
  • closing remarks by Dr. Allison Leidner, GLOBE Program Manager, NASA Headquarters

Be part of GLOBE's 25th Anniversary Celebration!


Ways to Participate Indoors

1) Celebrate Earth Day with GLOBE

On the GLOBE website you will find information about indoor learning activities and webinars that will help you and your students continue to be involved with GLOBE while sheltering at home.

2) Celebrate Earth Day with NASA 

On the NASA Earth Day 2020: 50th Anniversary website where you will find resources developed by science experts to help learner of all ages "do" science in ways that activate minds and promote understanding of the Earth system.  NASA's Earth Day 2020: 50th Anniversary Toolkit full of resources that are available to teachers and students, parents, civic leaders, museums  and anyone else  to use. More information is coming about activities you can do at home. 

3) Earth Day and GLOBE 25th Anniversary Celebrations Around the World   

The list below shows how many countries were planning outdoor activities before COVID-19 drove us all indoors. And this was only the beginning; events in many countries were in the planning stage and had not yet made it onto this list. Though all events have been cancelled, we leave it here to show you how committed GLOBE countries have been to celebrating this special GLOBE 25th Annual Earth Day event. Hopefully, we will all be outside for Earth Day 2021 to celebrate the end of our Anniversary year.










AFRICA South Africa Teacher Training Workshop 15 - 16 March 2020 Rogeline -
  Zika Training, Impact and Assessment meeting 17 - 18 March 2020 Rogeline -
  Opening ceremony and 25 th birthday celebrations 18 March 2020 Mark -
  Regional Meeting 19 March 2020 Mark -
All countries Water bodies research and collaboration 27 March - 17 April Rogeline, Mark, RCO Support
All countries Biomes Project September 2020 Rogeline, Mark, RCO Support
ASIA and PACIFIC Sri Lanka World Water Day   May 4 and 5, 2020 Damayanthi -    RCO - 
Maldives Expedition to the Sea April  5 to 9, 2020

Ahmed Shan -


India Young Friends of Environment Program for Celebration Earth Day -2020  April  22, 2020 IES, RCO -
New Zealand GLOBE Teacher's Training Workshop  May 2020 Victoria -, RCO -
New Zealand GLOBE ZIKA Country Mosquito Training May 2020 Victoria -, RCO -
Philippines GLOBE Science Festival  October 2020 Rod Allan -, RCO -
Thailand GLOBE Student Research Competition   July 2020

Yupaporn Laplai, IPST -


Thailand Earth Day April 2020

Yupaporn Laplai, IPST - 


Taiwan Science Festival July 2020

Pay -Liam -


Vietnam GLOBE Teacher's Training Workshop  August 2020

Linh Phan -, RCO -

India Scientific Expedition to the Chilika Lake at Eastern Coast of India January 31, 2021 to February 4, 2021


Croatia Night of Museums - exhibition of children's  art work on clouds and GLOBE workshops January 31 Diana Garasic
Croatia - Primary School Vladimir Nazor Virovitica Game escape room on the GLOBE subject April 20 Marina Nemet
Czech Republic GLOBE Games in Zbiroh - postponed May 27 - 30, 2021 Kristyna Kaiser

 GLOBE Day at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

October 7 Matthijs Begheyn

Ivano-Frankivsk City Environmental Station

Earth Day celebration - cleaning up the river bank and the territory station, planting shrubs and flowers, set up of a vineyard

April Bohdana Vasylchyshyn, Valentina Badai
Ukraine Project "GLOBE. Ukrainian Clouds Atlas" February - December Natalya Fedorenko
Europe and Eurasia RCO GLOBE Regional Meeting and Training in Omiš, Croatia October 26 - 30

Dana Votapkova

Bara Semerakova

Europe and Eurasia Water Bodies Observations and School Collaboration - postponed March 23 - April 17

Dana Votapkova

Bara Semerakova

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine and more

My Tree in Spring - European Phenology Campaign 01 March -15 June

Lenka Kleger, the campaign coordinator

Europe and Eurasia Regional Coordination Office


Malta: Gozo College Rabat Primary School, Victoria

Israel: Begin Elementary School and Mosesnson High School in Hod Hasharon

A collaborating project between Malta & Israel

Commemorating 25 years of The GLOBE Program

December 2019 - June 2020

Ramona Mercieca

Refaela Babish



GLOBE 25 celebration week May 4 - 8 Laura Altin
Estonia GLOBE Estonia Learning Expedition August 10 - 13 Laura Altin
Israel National Photo contest

Virtual Conference on Earth Day
February - April
April 22
Refaela Babish
Italy World Water Day - Join the event with activities in your country! canceled March 20

Lorella Rigonat

Sandro Sutti


Earth Day in Italy

Webinar: "Humans, the Earth and COVID-19"

April 22

Lorella Rigonat

Sandro Sutti


Germany Week for future - international meeting and parade for GLOBE in Paderborn June 30 - July 3 Anna Heyne-Mudrich
Malta Clouds Observation Challenge April 22 Ramona Mercieca
Malta Celebarting GLOBE´s 25th anniversary virtual meeting Malta - USA April 22 Ramona Mercieca
Malta Official Launch of the GLOBE Programme and GLOBE anniversary cake competition - postponed April Ramona Mercieca
Malta Public Lecture on NASA-GLOBE Program connections -  Special guest Peter Falcon (NASA) - postponed May Ramona Mercieca
Malta GLOBE Teacher Training Seminar - Special guest Peter Falcon (NASA)- postponed May Ramona Mercieca
Georgia Official launch of the GLOBE Program April 23 Nino Bregadze
Europe and Eurasia On-line meeting of Country coordinators to celebrate 25th anniversary April 23

Dana Votapkova

Bara Semerakova


LATIN AMERICA and CARIBBEAN Lima, Peru International Day of Girls and Women in Science. Promotion of the GLOBE Program and its impacts on students. Science fare open to the community at a public park February 11

José Martin Cárdenas Silva

Claudia Caro

Bogotá, Colombia

International Day of Women and Girls in Science Conference, Dissertation about the GLOBE Program and its impacts in students.

Event organized by the Presidency

February 11 Carlos Daniel Acuña
Misiones, Argentina Teachers Training Workshop with the support of the provincial education authorities. Welcoming new schools March 17. 18 Marta Kinsgland
Junin de los Andes, Argentina Teachers Training Workshop: ¨Let´s get ready to the Eclipse Observation event¨  March 27 - 28

Ana Prieto

Mariana Savino


Teachers Training Workshop: ¨Introductio to the GLOBE Program¨ Welcoming new schools. 

Earth Day Celebration event, water bodies data collection challenge.

April 21 - 22

Ian McKenzie

Mariana Savino



Water Bodies Observations and School Collaborations March 23 - April 17

Mariana Savino

Donna Candia


Trees Around the GLOBE campaign promotion.

Make every tree count, Trees data collection challenges within the Region

April 1 - 31

Mariana Savino

Donna Candia

LAC RCO 8 Webinars along the year ¨ How to carry out a research project to be submitted to the IVSS¨ May - September

Mariana Savino

Ana Prieto

Claudia Caro

LAC RCO Regional Meeting and Training August 25 - 28

Mariana Savino

Donna Candia

Argentina, LAC RCO 

Eclipse Observation Event in collaboration with Neuquen Province Government

December 14

Mariana Savino

Donna Candia


All Countries of the region (event will take place in Jordan)

GLOBE NENA 25th Anniversary Celebration & Student Competition

April 4th - April 9th 

Salma Alzubi