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Year 3 of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign is On! Read Recent Blog for Details!
Are you participating in the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign? Then you’ll want to read a recent GLOBE Community Blog written by Brian Campbell, NASA Senior Earth Science Education Specialist: “Year 3 of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Begins 01 September 2020.”
“The current COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way students learn, as many students around the world are engaging in hybrid models of instruction, a combination of classroom and at home (virtual) learning. We understand that this does play a vital role in how students participate in GLOBE data collection and student research,” Campbell said in the blog.
“With all this said, beginning in September 2020, Year 3 of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign will commence. With participants from over fifty countries, the campaign includes students, educators, citizen scientists, subject matter experts, and scientists from six continents. The campaign focuses on tree height, with a close relationship with land cover, greenings, and carbon cycle. For the last two years, there have been tens of thousands of campaign-related measurements and observations entered into the GLOBE database for the use of student and professional researchers.”
“As you know, one of the major focuses for this campaign is to have students take tree height, land cover, greenings, and carbon cycle and use this data to develop research projects that focus on the environment in their local areas in order to understand the larger picture of how our planet is changing over time.”
“The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign will focus on a Thematic Overarching Research Question (TORQ): Why are or why aren't there trees in my local environment? This question will be at the center of the student research, all of which can be directed to the GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS).”
The campaign website has gone through a restructuring, including the following webpages:
- Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Landing Page
- Start Taking Measurements
- Getting Started with Your Student Research and Accessing GLOBE Protocol Data
- Activities, Resources, Online Tools, Blogs, and Discussion
“On behalf of our campaign team, Peder Nelson, Dorian Janney, Peter Falcon, Dr. Christopher Shuman, and myself,” Campbell said in the blog, “we hope you will continue to be part of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. Please stay safe and healthy and remember to adhere to all local and national rules and regulations.”
To read the blog, click here.
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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office