Nominations Sought for GLOBE Partners/ESS Collaborators to Join New Working Groups in U.S. Regions: Webinar 08 April


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The GLOBE community has a long history of fostering relationships amongst partners with a common interest in Earth System Science (ESS). The GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) seeks your help in recruiting GLOBE partners and ESS collaborators in your region who are interested in strengthening relationships in order to leverage resources and expertise to improve the impact of these efforts and to contribute to meeting objectives in the GLOBE Strategic Plan.

GIO recently received the go-ahead from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the strengthening and greater exposure of ESS through the development of collaborative working groups across and within the six (6) GLOBE regions in the United States. Comprised of 3-5 members, each of these groups will work to create a network of formal and informal science educators willing to share and support ESS through their common ground and combined efforts and to outline a plan and timeline to accomplish this in their location.

Travel Funding Available for Working Session in Boulder, Colorado

Participants will receive funding for travel and accommodations to participate in a 2.5-day working session at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, to generate a collaborative plan for their ESS collaboration reflecting their own understandings of needs and opportunities within their locale. 

In order to identify existing ESS educators within your region for recruitment in this effort GIO NEEDS YOUR HELP! GIO would greatly appreciate your recommendation/nomination for potential participants in this effort. Your knowledge of people and organizations in your region that might be good candidates is very valuable! These candidates should have a current effort in ESS/GLOBE underway or a strong willingness to embrace an ESS initiative within their sphere of delivery. Ideas for collaboration could include ideas such as understanding the importance of water on our planet, biosphere projects or investigations such as gardens, a focus on weather or atmospheric science, remote sensing of ESS parameters (NASA’s Eyes on the Earth). As an example, the following is a diagram of the existing membership in the Colorado ESS Collaborative, which was the basis for the proposal.

diagram of the existing membership in the Colorado ESS Collaborative

Informational Webinars in April

Any nomination or recommendation you make will receive an application packet, information about the upcoming webinar on 06 April (3:00 p.m. ET) or 08 April (11:00 a.m. ET), with details about the workshop in August to consider. The webinar is also a good way for partners/teams to find out more if they are unsure about getting involved.

  • 06 April, 3:00 p.m. EDT: To join at the time of the Zoom meeting, click here. Meeting ID: 629 774 413 Password: 969923
  • 08 April, 11:00 a.m. EDT: To join at the time of the Zoom meeting, click here. Meeting ID: 814 065 179 Password: 715854 (To find your local number, click here.

The application deadline for receiving applications is 05 June.

For more information, please contact John Ristvey, GIO Associate Director, at jristvey@ucar.edu.



News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office


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