02/20/2020GLOBE Partner California Academy of Sciences Supports Educators in Out-of-School Programs
The California Academy of Sciences has designed a nationwide out-of-school-time program that inspires middle school youth to explore and connect with nature while achieving essential science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning goals. The name of this program? It’s called the Science Action Club (SAC). This hands-on citizen science program ignites curiosity, fosters workforce development skills, and builds STEM identity. From Anchorage Alaska to Albany New York, Science Action Club is implemented in 400-800 programs annually. >>
02/19/2020Today (19 Feb) Trees Challenge 2020: Make Every Tree Count – Training Webinar
A package of resources to support informal educators and GLOBE schools is being assembled. The package includes information about trees and NASA science, connections to local tree science relevant to your community, ideas about how to manage a Trees Challenge, learning activities, and other resources. This package will be introduced in a training webinar on 19 February, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST (19:00 to 20:30 UTC). The webinar will be recorded and provided for reference on this page. >>
02/18/2020Today (18 Feb): Trees Around the GLOBE Webinar “Trees Around Greenbelt, Maryland: Exploring Past and Present Imagery"
The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign webinar “Trees Around Greenbelt, Maryland: Exploring Past and Present Imagery, From a Scientist’s Perspective”, will be held on Tuesday, 18 February (3:00 p.m. EST/8:00 p.m. UTC). >>
02/14/2020GLOBE Partners Support SRS and IVSS Students through Local Symposia and Travel Support
GLOBE Partners play an integral role in the U.S. Regional Student Research Symposia (SRS) and the International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS) by mentoring students and teachers throughout the research process. GLOBE reached out to four GLOBE partnerships that provided support through holding local GLOBE symposia and/or by funding the travel and lodging of SRS teams. >>
02/13/2020Judges Needed for the 2020 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium – Volunteer Today!
The GLOBE Program is looking for volunteers to help score projects for the 2020 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS). The IVSS is a way for students from all over the world to showcase their hard work. With GLOBE, students learn the practices of science through hands-on investigations in their own communities, sparking their curiosity and interest in science. This often leads to inquiries that help solve real-world problems and further understanding of our global environment. >>
02/13/2020December 2019 GLOBE Urban Heat Island Effect-Surface Temperature Field Campaign Wrap-up
The December 2019 GLOBE Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE)-Surface Temperature Field Campaign wrapped up, with 4,248 observations submitted from 126 schools. Over 50 percent of the data was submitted in the final two weeks of December >>
02/12/2020Today (12 Feb): U.S. Teacher Watercooler/2020 IVSS Webinar
On Wednesday, 12 February, at 3:00 p.m. EST, Sarah Parsons from the GIO Education Team, will host a webinar to discuss recent news, and provide information on how to submit reports and on judging. >>
02/11/2020Today (11 Feb) UHIE-Surface Temperature Webinar: “Let’s See What is Making Your Neighborhood SO HOT!”
Join the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE)-Surface Temperature Field Campaign Webinar #3 on 11 February (8:00 p.m. EST): “Let’s See What is Making Your Neighborhood SO HOT!” >>
02/10/2020GLOBE Community: Are You a “GLOBE Star?” Share Your Story – Inspiration Made Easy!
Tip of the Week: Are you a GLOBE Star? GLOBE Stars are stories of projects, people and extraordinary activities being conducted around the world in connection to GLOBE. These are our GLOBE Stars, the bright lights that spark our imagination and inspire us with news of GLOBE at work in the world. If so, GLOBE wants to hear all about it! Send your story of people, projects, or activities to share on the GLOBE website. >>
02/10/2020Explore Zika Zine – Then Make Your Own Zika Zine Comic!
The fictional mosquitoes in the Zika Zine do the same sorts of things as real Aedes mosquitoes, which carry the Zika virus. Read the Zine to learn how Aedes mosquitoes live, and you’ll discover how to reduce the number of places where mosquitoes can survive. You’ll also find out how citizen scientists are helping NASA by documenting mosquito habitats with GLOBE Observer. >>