Tiers of Involvment

Ways to Participate in the GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN)

Each relationship with a GLOBE school is uniquely determined by you and the school. Members of the GLOBE International STEM Network are mentors and role models for students. You can participate at a level that is appropriate to your skills, resources, availability, and interest.
In order to promote the wonderful opportunities the GISN provides and allow our members to better engage in the network and the broader GLOBE community, there is a requirement for GISN members to complete one GISN related activity per year. Members can use this form to report on their activity. See below for a list of possible ways to participate.


This "Inspire" level of involvement in GLOBE is typically incidental to a scientist's regular work and may fulfill outreach requirements of the scientist's employment.  Options under this level include:
  • Visit a GLOBE school to do an activity
  • Write blogs about science topics and experience related to GLOBE and your field of expertise
  • Judge virtual GLOBE science symposium projects
  • Judge local, in-person GLOBE science fairs


The "Engage" level of involvement in GLOBE involves a sustained effort in the network.  The scientist is expected to secure institutional support for this level of involvement or to be self-supported.  Options under this level include:
  • Sponsor a GLOBE student science fair
  • Affiliate with a GLOBE partner
  • Become a GLOBE trainer


The "Educate" level of involvement in GLOBE involves the scientist taking an initiative toward a dedicated effort that will promote learning among the GLOBE community.  Support for this level of involvement is expected from an institution or organization that is sponsoring a student science fair or from a GLOBE Partner.  Options under this level include:
  • Partner with a GLOBE teacher or school
  • Use GLOBE data in your research
  • Publish a journal article involving GLOBE data


The "Lead" level of involvement in GLOBE will require significant interactions with GLOBE management at the country and international levels consistent with sponsorship arrangements.  Support for this level is expected to come through grants made in response to proposals; the sponsors of GLOBE may occasionally or periodically solicit such proposals. Support for this level also may be a significant component of the engagement and public outreach activity of a science mission or institution and supported as part of a partnership agreement with GLOBE.  This will include reporting requirements.  Options under this level include: