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25 January: Join the 2021 IVSS Webinar: “STEM Storytelling from an Apache Point of View”

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Upcoming Webinar

Are you participating in the 2021 International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS)? Then you will want to join this very special webinar: “STEM Storytelling from an Apache Point of View.” The webinar will be held on 25 January, at 09:15 a.m. MST.   

The webinar is part of a series of webinars being hosted by the GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) for the 2021 IVSS. The webinar will feature four speakers from Mescalero, New Mexico, USA, as they discuss STEM storytelling and experiences creating projects for the IVSS:

  • Arthur “Butch” Blazer:  Arthur “Butch” Blazer was elected by his people, and served his term as the President of the Mescalero Apache Tribe in 2018-2019. During the Obama Administration, Butch served as United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment from 2011 through 2016. In 2003, Governor Bill Richardson appointed Butch as "State Forester" for New Mexico, the first Native American to hold that position. A member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, Butch has been involved in Tribal issues throughout his life. In 1983, he co-founded the Native American Fish & Wildlife Society, a national tribal non-profit organization, and has served (twice) as the National President of the Society. Butch currently serves on the Board of Directors for two national conservation organizations, the National Wildlife Federation and Conservation Legacy. Butch graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Range Science and worked with various federal, tribal, and state entities, as well as numerous non-profit organizations, in executive management and leadership positions during the course of his career.

  • Nate Raynor: Mescalero Apache School Teacher/Mentor Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering and Robotic Retired Military (USAF).

  • Shylo Cochise-Klinekole: Student at Mescalero Apache School, 12th Grade.

  • Kameryn Chino: Mescalero Apache School, 11the Grade; STEM/Robotic team leader.

To join the webinar, click here.

This webinar will be recorded, and the recording (along with other 2021 IVSS webinar recordings) will be available at:

2021 IVSS

The IVSS is an annual virtual event for K-Undergrad students to showcase their research and hard work. Through the IVSS, students create research reports, using GLOBE data, to explore the environment and develop important science skills. In March, students will submit their reports for feedback from STEM professionals, teachers, grad students, and other interested community members.

For more information on the 2021 IVSS (and to volunteer as a judge), click here.

New Student Blog

GLOBE is starting a Student Blog! The student blog will be a place for GLOBE students to share about their past experiences with the IVSS, the U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS), and GLOBE events. We want to hear about:

  • what you have learned working with others during the IVSS process;
  • what it was like working with professionals in STEM;
  • what you would change and/or do differently next time; and
  • mistakes you learned from during the process.

To complete a blog entry submission, click here.

What Happens After You Submit Your Report? What is the GIO Process?

A recent blog, written by GIO Outreach and Training Specialist Amy Barfield, explains the process. “Have you ever wondered what happens after you press submit on your International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS) report? GIO Education team gets to work!”

To read the blog, and learn about the “triage” process, click here.

Inspiration at Your Fingertips!

 Are you seeking inspiration on possible 2021 IVSS research topics? Then check out GLOBE’s current measurement campaigns!

To explore the current measurement campaigns, click here.

Important 2021 IVSS Dates/Events:

  • Reports Accepted: Mid-to-late January through 10 March 2021
  • Due Date for Student Reports: 10 March 2021
  • Judging Webinar: 29 March 2021, 09:00 a.m. MT (To access, click here.) 
  • Judging Period: 29 March through 05 April 2021
  • Feedback and Virtual Badges Shared: 22 April 2021
  • Drawing for Stipends: 22 April 2021

For more information on the 2021 IVSS, click here.

For questions regarding the 2021 IVSS, please email:


Event Topics: Webinars

Events origin: GLOBE Implementation Office