GLOBE Training through Eco-Schools USA

Eco-Schools is an internationally acclaimed program that strives to model environmentally sound practices, provide support for greening the curriculum and enhance science and academic achievement. Additionally, it works to foster a greater sense of environmental stewardship and provides a framework to help educators integrate sustainability principles throughout their schools and curriculum.  Currently, there are over 59 countries around the world participating in the program.

Eco-Schools USA, the U.S. branch of this international organization, is currently offering a free online course opportunity for any US teacher who plans to take part in the Eco-Schools USA program with students in grades K-12 and who wants to become GLOBE-trained. The opportunity is  presented by Eco-Schools, GLOBE, Youth Learning As Citizen Environmental Scientists (YLACES), and SciStarter through the National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife University online learning platform. 

Teachers will learn how to engage their students in Green STEM through GLOBE protocols. The GLOBE – Eco-Schools partnership is providing students the opportunity to address sustainability issues through service learning, through GLOBE.

The course is self-paced, but must be completed during the time frame shown here.

Dates:  13 April  – 18 May 2016

How to Register: Register on Wildlife University.

Expectation: The course is open to 80 U.S. teachers. The first forty who successfully complete the course will receive science equipment necessary for students to conduct the GLOBE Protocols. This outstanding opportunity comes  YLACES. In exchange for the free equipment, students in grades 5-12 are expected to enter a minimum of 10 Soil Moisture Active Passive, SMAP measurements and 4 weeks of precipitation data or for teachers of students in grades K-4, 4 weeks of surface temperature and precipitation data.

Course Outline:

I.      About the Training

II.     Becoming familiar with the Eco-Schools USA and GLOBE programs

III.    Integrating GLOBE into your Eco-Schools USA work

IV.    GLOBE Training:

a.    What are Protocols?
b.    Conducting the SMAP Protocol
c.    Conducting the Precipitation Protocol
d.    Conducting the Surface Temperature Protocol

 V.    Putting Your Data to Work

a.    Uploading Data to GLOBE
b.    Student Analyses and Creating Visualizations
c.    How GLOBE Data benefits your Eco-Action Plan
d.    Receiving your Equipment

For more information go to GLOBE and Eco-Schools USA on the National Wildlife Federation website.


News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office


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