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11/12/2021
Tennessee State University GLOBE ME Team Supports Citizen Science Drone Mapping Efforts in Support of Heritage Tour
Dr. David A. Padgett and Dr. Grove, travelled to Mobile, Alabama to capture low-altitude aerial photos (see drone photo below) at 14 points of interest for the proposed Africatown Connections Blueway (ACB) in collaboration with local citizen scientists. Ms. Gabby Mabayyed, GLOBE ME Undergraduate Research Assistant, incorporated drone and ground level photos into ArcGIS Online maps (https://arcg.is/1SbzOb).  >>

11/12/2021
Phenological gardens in Providence Public Schools
The partner schools for the Boston GME team in the Providence Public School District have started their phenological gardens. Two high schools in Providence, Dr. Jorge Alvarez HS and Mt. Pleasant HS, are planting bulbs that will flower sequentially in the Spring, as well as seeds for plants that will flower in the late spring and in the fall. An elementary school is planning to do this as well. BU GME is searching for partner schools to the North or South that might want to plant as well.  >>

11/09/2021
GME Teacher Cindi Madanski gives presentation about her GLOBE work for YLACES and NAAEE
GLOBE Mission EARTH Teacher Cindi Madanski from Hawkins STEMM Academy in Toledo, OH gave a presentation about her GLOBE work with her students for the NAEE Conference (North American Association for Environmental Education). Thanks to funding from YLACES (Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists), Mrs. Madanski was able to procure some GLOBE equipment and have her students go outside and collect data, even while at home during the pandemic! Check out the video of her presentation, along with another GLOBE Teacher who also received YLACES funding. Note that YLACES is a great place to apply for small grants to purchase GLOBE equipment to use with students, so check them out at https://www.ylaces.org.  >>

11/09/2021
GME-West Partners with Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI)
The GME-West team expands its K-12 reach with Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) through their San Francisco Bay B-WET grant from NOAA. The two-day event trained high school science and social science teachers throughout the Bay Area on watershed management and GLOBE hydrosphere protocols.  >>

11/04/2021
Webinar Alert! November 10th at 7pm ET! Tech Tools Webinar for Studying the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE)
Webinar Alert! November 10th at 7pm ET! Tech Tools Webinar for Studying the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) Date: November 10, 2021 Time: 7:00-8:00 pm ET Join GME and My NASA Data to learn about NASA interactive models, storymaps, and other resources to help you engage students in exploring the Urban Heat Island Effect. Presenter: Elizabeth Joyner, NASA Langley Education Specialist Registration required: https://forms.gle/6L6x29rD46SBVYFR9  >>

10/18/2021
My NASA Data Intern Uses Expertise to Improve Data Literacy Cubes
In this article published by NASA Langley, you will read about how a My NASA Data intern, Maria Royle, used her expertise as a science and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher to improve the Data Literacy Cubes. She worked to make them accessible to diverse students using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework.  >>

08/20/2021
GLOBE Mission EARTH hosts NASA SEES (STEM Enhancement in Earth Science) UHIE (Urban Heat Island Effect) Group during Summer 2021
GLOBE Mission EARTH hosted the NASA SEES (STEM Enhancement in Earth Science) UHIE (Urban Heat Island Effect) Group during Summer 2021. A total of 6 high school students joined the group as part of their highly-competitive NASA SEES Internship, and 3 teachers from the state of Ohio joined the group via funding through OhioView (www.ohioview.org). Throughout the totally virtual course, participants learned the following: the science of the UHIE; how to collect surface temperature, air temperature and clouds data around their immediate environment via the GLOBE Program’s observation protocols; how to visualize that data within the GLOBE system and via ArcGIS Online mapping; and analysis of thermal satellite imagery utilizing Multispec and QGIS software. Participants also utilized Lucidchart to construct conceptual models of their research process, and ArcGIS Online Storymaps to tell the narrative of their projects. Students presented their final research projects for the NASA SEES Symposium. Teachers also conducted final projects in the form of proposals to implement their new skills into their curricula for the upcoming school year. This course was a unique model combining both students and teachers, which allowed for many unexpected benefits to all participants. The course was conducted on two primary platforms: a Google Classroom (to host the personal communications and submittal of assignments), and a Google Site (to host the course content): https://sites.google.com/view/sees-uhie-group/home.  >>

07/22/2021
Do More with Clouds
Have you wondered what happens to your sky photographs? The NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE, a partnership between NASA GLOBE Clouds and the Zooniverse online platform, gives you the opportunity to identify cloud types, cloud cover and other phenomena captured in GLOBE cloud photographs of the sky!  >>

07/20/2021
GLOBE Youth Geoscientists Complete Internship
Eleven interns, or GLOBE Youth Geoscientists (GYG), complete a two-week internship at University of California’s Botanical Gardens. The internship program combines GLOBE, career development experiences, college preparation, and youth development/leadership strategies to build a replicable summer geosciences experience for rising seniors in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area in California who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM.  >>

06/01/2021
GLOBE Kids Club! Spring 2021! GME at the University of Toledo Reaches out to Elementary Students in an Online Afterschool Pilot Program
GLOBE Mission Earth (GME) engaged over 20 students from grades 3-5 in an online Kids Club on Wednesday afternoons in April and May for six weeks in a pilot program of Kids Club. Student participants were from varied locations Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia. The geographic spread of the students highlighted the differences in clouds and budburst from south to north throughout the spring.  >>