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[July 16 | 02:23 a.m. | PST] Just finished with the GLOBE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force Meeting. It was very rewarding to see all the work put together by the group presented at last to the GLOBE community. Back to the Cloud Challenge, we started things off by taking 3 cloud observations using the GLOBE Observer App. We then prepared the Cloud Activity Tracker for these youngsters who have been gamely participating in our science-related activities at home since the lock down in our country. We introduced them also to three basic clouds first (cirrus, cumulus, nimbus)...


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[July 15 | 11:41 a.m. | PST] This blog post will chronicle the participation of our group Seven Lakes Citizen Scientists Team from the Philippines to the Cloud Challenge 2020. I hope my young teammates will enjoy the activities Globe prepared for them. #CloudChallenge #Clouds #NASAGO #CitSci #CitizenScience #7lakesscience #7lakescitizenscience #7lakescitizenscientists #7lakescitizenscientiststeam


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Audiencia: ¡Todos! (Estudiantes y maestros de todos los grados, educadores informales y el público en general) Fechas: 15 de julio de 2020 - 15 de agosto de 2020 Cómo Participar: Disfruta del verano descubriendo las nubes desde una nueva perspectiva. Hay muchas formas de participar. Cada jueves puedes aprender más sobre las nubes con científicos y educadores de la NASA por medio de la página NASA Earth’s Facebook page. También puedes hacer actividades en casa o hacer observaciones de las nubes o el cielo a través de la herramienta Nubes en GLOBE o la aplicación GLOBE Observer app. ¡Todo...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Assessment and Evaluation Education Research Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Technology Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Competitions GLOBE Science Topics: Earth System Science General Science General Science @es Climate Change Data Included Backyard Science Climate Earth as a System Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols GLOBE Working Groups: Evaluation Working Group Education Working Group Science Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System Learning Activities: Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate News Topics: IOPs Regions Calendar Training Community Letters News Briefs Competitions Primary Audience: Partners Scientists Alumni Country Coordinators Trainers Teachers Students

With the events of the last month, the U.S. GLOBE Office took some time to #ShutDownSTEM, think, gather ideas, listen and learn. Moving forward, we will be looking at some actions that we can take to better support our communities, and GLOBE colleagues, teachers and students. Partner News The University of Toledo Partnership is conducting a joint PD with the SUNY Fredonia Partnership, Northern Michigan University Partnership and Defiance College in July. It is a mix of virtual and in-person training days.  US Regional GLOBE Student Research Symposia (SRS) 18 students who...


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Audience: Everyone! (Students and teachers all grade levels, informal educators, and the general public) Dates: July 15, 2020 - August 15, 2020 How to Participate: Spend summer together by discovering clouds from a new perspective. There are many ways to participate. Learn more about clouds with NASA scientists and educators each Thursday on NASA Earth’s Facebook page, do at-home activities, or take cloud or sky observations through the Clouds tool on GLOBE or the GLOBE Observer app. It is all up to you! Show how you took part in this unique event by sharing on social media. Choose...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Education Research Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Technology Event Topics: Webinars Other Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Competitions GLOBE Science Topics: Earth System Science General Science General Science @es Climate Change Data Included Backyard Science Climate Earth as a System Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols GLOBE Working Groups: Education Working Group Science Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System Learning Activities: Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate News Topics: IOPs Regions Calendar Community Letters News Briefs Competitions Primary Audience: Partners Scientists Alumni Country Coordinators Trainers Teachers Students

A new study using NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission data entitled "Water vapor and soil moisture can predict afternoon rainfall" was recently published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal.  Many of us who use GLOBE protocols have wondered if we could use our data to help us answer some of the most challenging questions related to weather. This study might give some great ideas to students, teachers, and citizen scientists around the world to see if they can find similar results.  This article explains that the effect that water vapor has on weather...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math Technology STEM Education Research Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) GLOBE Learning Expeditions Competitions Science Symposia and Fairs GLOBE Science Topics: Earth System Science General Science Climate Change Data Included Backyard Science Meetings/Conferences Climate Earth as a System Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) Biosphere Learning Activities: Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate Land Cover/Biology Hydrology Soil News Topics: Virtual Science Fair IOPs Regions SCRC Research Competitions Primary Audience: Partners Scientists Alumni Country Coordinators Teachers Trainers Students Student Research Reports: U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Mission Earth Report International Virtual Science Symposium Report Mission Mosquito Report Standard Research Report Teacher's Guide: Grade Level Protocol Specific Documents Investigation Area Documents

Did you know that you can compare your GLOBE tree height data to that of the ICESat-2 satellite? You can compare any GLOBE tree height data to ICESat-2 tree height data using the Open Altimetry online tool at http://openaltimetry.org. This online tool is set up to be very user-friendly, but does require a bit of exploration to use it properly. Below are two tutorials to help you understand how the Open Altimetry tool works and to help you get more comfortable looking at your data and comparing it to the ICESat-2 data for tree height. NSIDC Open Altimetry Tutorial for Trees Around the...


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Two European satellites have spotted a catastrophic oil spill in the Arctic Circle. About 20,000 tons of diesel oil has leaked into a river in the Arctic Circle after a fuel tank at a power plant near the Siberian city of Norilsk collapsed last Friday (May 29). The Russian Investigative Committee has launched an investigation into the incident, as the plant reportedly waited for two days before informing Moscow authorities about the spill, according to the BBC. As you can see in the animation above, the oil (depicted in red) traveled down the Ambarnaya River on...


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The GLOBE Weekly Watercoolers have been well-attended. We've discussed alot of different ideas of how GLOBE can help in remote learning, if that will be part of our fall reality. Links, news and other big happenings: The May Watercooler topic around re-tooling GLOBE during COVID-19 led to the co-creation of a couple Padlets. May 8, 2020 Watercooler Padlet (https://padlet.com/usglobecc/MayWatercooler) and May 15, 2020 Watercooler Padlet (https://padlet.com/usglobecc/dbl0871blat60mav). There is a wonderful NASA Citizen Science Community Workshop Series happening and you can still sign up...


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As you know, we are all in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time we all need to take precautions, stay safe, maintain social distancing, and make sure our health is a number 1 priority.  With that said, the science doesn't stop, satellites continue to orbit and explore, the Earth continues to turn, and learners of all ages continue to explore. Our friends at the GLOBE European Phenology Campaign have created a great page, entitled "My tree grows under Covid-19 restrictions" that focuses on greenings and trees in a COVID-19 time and how everyone can continue to...


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