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A little back story about this post: I was talking to an educator about the different options to enter GLOBE data including emailing it. For some reason the instruction file on emailing data was in HTML. I copied and pasted the HTML file into my blog source so it would be more readable. Below are the instructions for emailing data entry. As far as I know, the information is still current. ...


The South Dakota Discovery Center is issuing a call for water transparency data from lakes, streams, rivers, ponds in South Dakota using a turbidity (or transparency) tube, often referred to as a t-tube since both transparency and turbidity start with the letter t.  The t-tube is a simple instrument. It is a tall, transparent tube of at least 120 centimeters that is marked off in...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Investigation Areas: Hydrosphere » Water Transparency Primary Audience: Teachers

Every year, I offer a field based professional learning opportunity (PLO) for educators. This year's PLO was Exploring Badlands National Park through Science and Storytelling held June 18-21 in South Dakota. Nine educators spent one day in class and three days and two nights in Badlands National Park doing hydrology field studies using GLOBE protocols (water temperature, water...


Posted in: Event Topics: Workshops GLOBE Science Topics: GLOBE Protocols Teacher's Guide: Protocol Specific Documents » Protocol

Feb news for SD GLOBE educators.


Winter E news for SD GLOBE Educators


The practice of reflection yields deeper learning for teachers and exemplars of how GLOBE can be used in instruction.


Posted in: Curriculum: Assessment and Evaluation Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Event Topics: Workshops GLOBE Science Topics: GLOBE Protocols Investigation Areas: Atmosphere » Clouds Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Watch Atmosphere and Climate » Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds Atmosphere and Climate » Estimating Cloud Cover Primary Audience: Trainers Teachers Partners Country Coordinators Teacher's Guide: Grade Level » Upper Primary: 3-5

In July 2017 I went to Svalbard as part of a National Geographic Fellowship. While there I took surface temperatures.


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math GLOBE Science Topics: Earth System Science GLOBE Protocols Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Primary Audience: Trainers Teachers Students Partners Scientists Alumni Country Coordinators

Guest blogger 4H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte uses GLOBE in an informal education setting.


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Investigation Areas: Pedosphere (Soil) » Soil Characterization Earth As a System Hydrosphere » Freshwater Macroinvertebrates Biosphere » Biometry (including Tree Height) Atmosphere » Aerosols Primary Audience: Trainers Teachers Teacher's Guide: Grade Level » Upper Primary: 3-5 Grade Level » Lower Primary: K-2

Stipend Information The site set up stipend has been extended a month! If you are a GLOBE trained teacher in South Dakota, set up a site in in the GLOBE database in preparation for data collection in April to receive a $50 stipend.  The site set up can be for any protocol, even one you are currently doing. The only requirement is that you set up a new site. For example, if you are...


Posted in: Event Topics: Workshops GLOBE Learning Expeditions Competitions Science Symposia and Fairs Primary Audience: Teachers Partners

Student Research Symposia The South Dakota Discovery Center is pleased to announce the Northwest Region Student Research Symposium will be held at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology June 1-2. Teams of up to three middle or high school students are invited to present a GLOBE based research project (or question investigation if research project is too intimidating). Students from...


Data explorations and visualizations.


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math Event Topics: Workshops GLOBE Science Topics: Scientist Skills Earth System Science Primary Audience: Teachers

Surface Temperature Campaign If you collected surface temperature data as part of the Surface Temperature Urban Heat Island Field Campaign, be sure to enter it into the GLOBE database by January 3 in order to receive your stipend. Thanks to Andrew Dempewolf, Lindsey Schilling, and Lisa Bahe for participating! Upcoming Stipend Opportunities Start planning now to participate in our upcoming...


Posted in: Event Topics: Workshops Science Symposia and Fairs Primary Audience: Teachers

Stipend Opportunity Participate in the Surface Temperature Field Campaign Dec 1 - Dec 31 and receive a $50 stipend! Field campaigns are focused data collection events, coordinated in partnership with a scientist or agency, seeking very specific kinds of data. Every educator who enters a surface temperature data set* by Dec 31, 2016 will receive a $50 stipend. Surface temperature is a simple...


Posted in: Field Campaigns: Surface Temperature News Topics: Meetings Primary Audience: Teachers

In my few years as a GLOBE partner I've come to realize that GLOBE is a massive organization that sometimes feels to me like it borders on an organism. Every time I look, there is growth, something new and exciting to take note of. A data quality challenge. Mission Earth. GLOBE branded Lands' End Apparel.   Keeping up is a challenge. I have decided to go on the offensive and to...


Posted in: Primary Audience: Partners

Hello SD GLOBE! You have a few days remaining to participate in October's Earth Science Challenge. Collect and report data twice during the month of October and you will receive a $100 stipend. Congratulations so far to Julie Olson and Lisa Bahe for completing the challenge! Lisa wrote:  ​We were able to get out and get a site picked....  Kids did much better the second day and it...


Posted in: Primary Audience: Teachers

Hello SD GLOBE! Now that you have gotten past the mad rush of the start of school, I hope you take a deep breath and think about how to implement GLOBE in your school. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT We are offering two professional development opportunities this fall: Online GLOBE Practicum and STEM Quick Stops. The Online GLOBE Practicum is your opportunity to put GLOBE into practice....