GLOBE at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea Meets with GLOBE Representatives at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

A group stands around a table and listens to a man talk with a microphone.
Pictured above, on the left (surrounding GLOBE table in foreground): Robert Gabrys, Director of the Goddard Office of Education; Todd Toth, GLOBE Training Coordinator at Goddard, and; Lyn Wigbels, International Coordinator, NASA’s GLOBE Implementation Office. On the right: President Park Geun-hye and Goddard Director Christopher Scolese.

On 14 October 2015, President Park Geun-hye, of the Republic of Korea, visited NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The visit offered an opportunity to celebrate collaborative efforts between the United States and the Republic of Korea along with presentations on current projects and programs underway at Goddard.

Included in the event was a GLOBE Program presentation by Lyn Wigbels, International Coordinator, NASA’s GLOBE Implementation Office, and Todd Toth, GLOBE Training Coordinator at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The Republic of Korea has been a long time member of the GLOBE Community. Ms. Wigbels welcomed President Park and thanked her for the Republic of Korea’s partnership since the beginning of the Program. Mr. Toth presented current NASA satellite programs (GPM – Global Precipitation Measurement and SMAP – Soil Moisture Active/Passive) in which students in Korea could participate. 

For further information or questions, please email Todd Toth, at



The NASA Goddard GLOBE partnership is now working with the NASA GPM and SMAP missions to implement GLOBE protocols. For more information please click on the following link:

Teachers in the Maryland area can apply for GLOBE training through a special Summer Watershed Institute. Dorian Janney and Kristen Weaver - GPM are the leads for this training program. Teachers will be trained in a number of GLOBE protocols within the GLOBE areas of study. A few weeks of investigation and preparation will lead to a week long, intensive, hands-on study and use of GLOBE. Teachers will be required to create lessons and activities for classroom use to coincide with implementation of GLOBE into their curriculum.  NASA Goddard will provide additional training materials along with speakers and scientists to strengthen teacher content knowledge and background. Teachers will then be given a few weeks to further develop their school sites in preparation for the start of a new school year. Before school starts participants will again attend additional training at NASA Goddard to finalize training, planning and answer any remaining GLOBE questions they may have. Todd Toth, NASA Goddard's GLOBE representative will support teachers with any GLOBE problems related to protocols, activities and website - site selection & set-up, data entry and visualization. Follow up will be provide to all participants throughout the fall semester and as questions arise. All participants will learn how to contact GLOBE via the GLOBE website Community Support Team (Help Desk).

For further information or questions, please email Todd Toth, at


GLOBE and the NASA Goddard Office of Education are piloting a new training program. This pilot will provide GLOBE training to all NASA Office of Education staff that would like to become GLOBE trainers. This will be a multi-year program to allow participants to progress through the GLOBE training program to a desired level of training. The pilot program currently has staff members from 7 different offices - from Wallops on the East coast to Armstrong on the West Coast.

For further information or questions, please email Todd Toth, at


The NASA Goddard GLOBE partnership is working to update and include new GLOBE Elementary storybooks and activities into current GLOBE Trainings.

For further information or questions, please email Jessica Taylor , at


The NASA Goddard GLOBE partnership is providing GLOBE training in Pennsylvania to provide training for and with GLOBE partners in that state. Current projects include the Coatsville School District and the inclusion of GLOBE into their updating of science curriculum content.

Aiding a new GLOBE partner in the development of an environmental center in Reading, PA. Staff members will be GLOBE trained and offer GLOBE materials and protocols to all area schools. GLOBE has been included in all areas of planning to develop this new center.

Working with a potential new GLOBE partnership at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA. Professors at this college will become GLOBE trainers and incorporate GLOBE protocols into their offerings through a local, state related Intermediate Unit. In Pennsylvania these Intermediate Units (IU's) provide school/teacher support in various educational venues. Since these IU's can require teachers to develop, complete and implement educational units we hope to insure teacher/student gathering of data and more importantly data entry.

For further information or questions, please email Todd Toth, at


The Goddard GLOBE Partnership is also working with the NOAA GLOBE partnership to offer hydrology training in conjunction with the NOAA grants released to the public related to the Chesapeake Bay.

For further information or questions, please email Bart Merick -

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                                                                                Todd Toth, at

Organization Info

Organization Information

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (USMDJUT3)
8800 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt Maryland
United States
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GLOBE Information

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Latitude: 38.9914
Longitude: -76.8551
Elevation (meters): 45

School Information

Grade Levels: Primary: K-6, Secondary: 7-12
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Student Count:  400