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Registered for the 2017 IVSS “Badges” Webinar on 18 January?

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The GLOBE Program will host the 2017 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS) Badges Webinar on 18 Janaury 2017 at 11:00 a.m. MT (1:00 p.m. ET).

Join Matt Silberglitt and Svetlana Darche, both of WestEd, for an in-depth look at the badges for the 2017 IVSS. Save this link to join the webinar on 18 January ( (The webinar will be recorded for later viewing.)

The 2017 IVSS takes place online, and K-16 students from any GLOBE country may participate. GLOBE students use the GLOBE data they entered into the database and should collaborate with scientists, including STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) professionals who are part of the GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN).

The IVSS is a great opportunity for students to practice the skills they've learned through their involvement in The GLOBE Program and apply them to address real-world problems. It can be hard work, but the excitement that comes with discovery and new insights makes it worthwhile.

IVSS Timeline:

  • Informational Webinar 19 October 2016
  • Rubrics posted 04 November 2016
  • K-4 (Lower Primary) Webinar 07 December 2016
  • Reports accepted for submission from January 2017 to 03 April 2017
  • Reports and presentations due by 03 April 2017
  • Judging and comment period 23 - 29 April 2017
  • Scores and badges announced on 15 May 2017

Check out these IVSS:

Still looking for a mentoring scientist? Numerous scientists have volunteered to help! Look through the list here!

And, of course, if you need additional assistance, please contact the GLOBE Community Support Team at


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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office