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NARM Professional Learning Workshop: From Midwestern Prairies to City Centers: GLOBE Student Research to Better Our Region’s Environment

Partnership(s) Hosting: The University of Toledo, GLOBE Mission Earth, Xcite Learning/Bowling Green State University, Wayne RESA
​​​​​​​Audience: GLOBE Partners and Educators [Reimbursement is available to schools to offset the cost of substitute teachers during the workshop (up to $260).]
Maximum Number of Participants: 50

Participants will receive training on collecting data from local prairies and urban heat islands. The group will create relevant research questions, collect and enter data to GLOBE, and develop first draft research posters. The Toledo Zoo will provide subject matter experts to discuss conservation efforts and the impacts of climate change on local environments.

GLOBE in the Prairie: How do local prairies in the Midwestern Region provide ideal environments for prairie inhabitants and act as water quality and climate resilience strategies for communities? Collect GLOBE cloud type and cover, precipitation, surface temperature, air temperature, soil temperature, and soil moisture measurements.

Studying the Urban Heat Island Effect in Your Area and What You Can Do about It: Collect air and surface temperatures and clouds data around the Toledo Zoo. Introduce using the TerraROVER to collect air and surface temperatures and humidity. Go through the visualization process. Show where to get satellite data.​​​​


Recommendations for travel:

Nearest Major Airport: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
​​​​​​​Houses 3 terminals. Contains information about transportation.

Downtown Toledo Hotels-

Renaissance Toledo Downtown (Marriott)
​​​​​​​444 N Summit St, Toledo, OH 43604
​​​​​​​(419) 244-2444
Less than 4 miles from the zoo

Hilton Garden Inn Toledo Downtown
​​​​​​​101 N Summit St, Toledo, OH 43604
​​​​​​​(419) 464-9220
Less than 4 miles from the zoo

East Side of Maumee River

Baymont by Wyndham Northwood
​​​​​​​2426 Oregon Rd, Northwood, Ohio 43619
​​​​​​​833-435-0348 (Reservations)
4.1 miles from Zoo

Hotels nearest in South Toledo (just one of many)

The Woodlands Plaza Toledo Hotel (Marriott)
​​​​​​​3100 Glendale Ave, Toledo, OH 43614
​​​​​​​3.5 miles

Toledo Zoo Website:

Email Janet Struble with your questions.

Event Topics: Meetings Workshops

Events origin: North America