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It's Earth Science Week (09-15 October)! Stay Tuned to GLOBE Social Media for Special Highlights

Photo of Earth (Credit: NASA)

Stay tuned to GLOBE Social Media posts in October highlighting Earth Observation Day (11 October), which is part of Earth Science Week (09-15 October). In addition, these efforts will be highlighting the Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign. (Year 05 of the campaign kicks off on 11 October, in conjunction with Earth Observation Day.)

The GLOBE Program encourages everyone to collect data throughout Earth Science Week – and beyond!

Year 05 Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign

The focus for Year 05 is “Looking at Change Over Time and Organizing Student Research.” The goal of the campaign is to help teachers guide students with their student research projects focusing on tree height, land cover, greenings (green-up/green-down), and carbon cycle by showcasing how to use new and archived GLOBE data, online data tools and maps, and bringing together GLOBE schools for project collaboration for the International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS) 2023.

To learn more about the campaign, click here.

To learn more about, and access, GLOBE biosphere protocols (including green-up/green-down protocols), click here.

To learn more about the 2023 IVSS, click here.

Earth Science Week

Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year's Earth Science Week will celebrate the theme "Earth Science for a Sustainable World." The coming year's event will emphasize the essential role of Earth science in helping people make decisions that maintain and strengthen the planet's ability to support thriving life.

The Earth Science Week 2022 theme provides opportunities for everyone to enhance their understanding of geoscience — including the professions, technologies, and practices that contribute to the sustainability of the Earth, society, and all of life. Program resources and activities will engage young people and others in exploring the many ways that Earth science can and does help promote a sustainable world.

Raising awareness of the geosciences nationally and around the globe, AGI leads Earth Science Week in cooperation with its sponsors and the geoscience community as a service to the public. Each October, community groups, educators, and interested citizens organize celebratory events. Earth Science Week offers opportunities to discover the Earth sciences and engage in responsible stewardship of the Earth.

To learn more about ESW, click here.

Earth Observation Day

Earth Observation Day (EOD) is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and outreach event sponsored by AmericaView to celebrate the Landsat mission, a joint effort of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Landsat program has provided a continuous space-based record of the surface of the Earth since 1972. Every day, Landsat satellite imagery provides information to scientists, researchers, farmers, forest managers, policy makers, and many others that helps them make wise decisions about our resources and our environment. Join in Earth Observation Day and engage students and teachers in remote sensing as an exciting and powerful educational tool.

For more information on Earth Observation Day, click here.


News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office