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The GLOBE Urban Heat Island/Student Research Campaign 2016 Has Begun! Register for Upcoming Webinar

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The GLOBE Program will host the annual Urban Heat Island/Student Research Campaign (formerly known as the Surface Temperature Field Campaign) from December 1 to December 31, 2016.  

This campaign is a great opportunity to work as a community with schools around the world on a common research project. Students have used the surface temperature field campaign data to do research projects from fourth grade up to graduate students at universities. 

It is the hope of Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, campaign scientist, that the continued expansion of this student research campaign will help students of all ages answer interesting and important research questions, including:

  • How do parking lots affect surface temperature? 
  • How does the height of grass affect the temperature?
  • What is the best color for a playground to keep it cool for the students? This project was first done by students in the Dominican Republic. 
  • How does the surface temperature of grass at my school (urban or rural) compare to the surface temperature of grass at a school nearby that is rural or urban)? 

Register today for the next campaign webinar, which will be held on 14 December at 8:00 p.m. ET: “Looking at the data students submitted on the GLOBE website. Next steps!” During this webinar, Dr. Czajkowski will discuss the surface temperature data submitted to GLOBE for the campaign and will thank the schools/teachers/students who are participating. In addition, Susan James will talk about her involvement in the surface temperature campaigns, Matt Silberglitt (WestED) will introduce the rubric used in judging the research projects, and Jennifer Bourgeault (GLOBE) will present information about the GLOBE Regional Science Fairs.

Here is a link to the webinars: 

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office