GLOBE Celebrates Earth Day on 22 April
Earth Day, held this year and every year on 22 April, is a great day for The GLOBE Program. It was Earth Day 1995, 21 years ago, when GLOBE began operations! This year, as every year, we'll be hosting some special events to honor the day. Here is what we have in store for Earth Day 2016.
During the week surrounding Earth Day, we will host the 2016 Data Entry Challenge. We want to see the numbers on data entry skyrocket that week... so plan to enter new data or old. The GLOBE Implementation Office will recognize schools entering the most data as well as the schools that have entered the most data using the mobile app for data collection and entry during Earth Week (17-24 April).
Also, on Earth Day 2016, we'll be holding another Earth Day Google Hangout. The Regional Desk Officers will report on GLOBE in their regions. At the conclusion of the regional presentations, we'll hold a drawing to select (from all qualified student projects in the International Virtual Science Fair) those who will receive monetary stipends to attend the next big GLOBE international gathering, the 20th GLOBE Annual Meeting to be held 16 - 21 July in Colorado. Plan to participate in to GLOBE's Earth Day Google Hangout, or see the archived version, which will be posted later the same day. You'll find instructions about how to tune in to the Google Hangout on the GLOBE website homepage, during the week of April 17
We'll be announcing a special education development on Earth Day, something we have been working on in response to requests from the community. We are aiming to unveil this to you on Earth Day. So tune in to the GLOBE website on 22 April for this surprise!
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office