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New Partner: The Spark Program
GLOBE welcomes a new partnership with the Spark Program, an education and engagement group associated with University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado USA.  >>

Technology and Communication Update
If you want to continue to receive publications and email messages from the GLOBE Program Office (GPO) be on the lookout for an email, coming soon, that will allow you to do just that.  >>

Community Spotlight: Dr. Jill Karsten
Dr. Jill Karsten is the current Program Director for Education and Diversity in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Washington D.C. and a friend of The GLOBE Program for more than 10 years.  >>

Happy Earth Day
It's Earth Day and also GLOBE's 18th Birthday! Read all about it in the special Earth Day Edition of the GLOBE News Brief.  >>

GLOBE Technology - Helping You Help Your Community
Every week, the GLOBE Program Office (GPO) technology team and our technology partners Raytheon Web Services make refinements to improve the functionality of the GLOBE website in order to make your online experience more enjoyable. In the coming weeks, be on the lookout for several new features and trainings.  >>

Website Maintenance Alert: GLOBE Website to be Temporarily Offline 20 April
The semi-annual systems shutdown for GLOBE Data Center maintenance is scheduled for Saturday, 20 April 2013. This will involve temporarily shutting down the GLOBE website as well as the training site.  >>

Train-the-Trainer: Surface Temperature
The GLOBE Surface Temperature Train-the-Trainer workshop will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013 at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. Trainers, Partners, and Teachers certified in Surf Temp are invited to attend a FREE Surface Temperature training by Master Trainer & Lead Scientist for this protocol, Dr. Kevin Czajkowski. Training will run from 9am - 2pm. Please be prepared to submit information for a visitor security badge, and plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to pick up badge. Participants should bring a laptop. Participants should bring cash for lunch, or pack a lunch. Dr. Czajkowski leads a Surface Temperature field campaign every December to investigate issues related to how surface temperature changes with cloud cover, how land cover affects surface temperature, and how surface temperature observations can help interpret satellite imagery. Surface temperature is an important measurement related to Earth's radiation budget. Learn more at: Register at:  >>

Surface Temperature Trainings
On April 12 and 13 educators from across Virginia and North Carolina participated in GLOBE Surface Temperature workshops. Twenty-four educators participated in workshops with GLOBE Master Trainer Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, from the University of Toledo. The workshops were organized by the GLOBE Partnership at NASA Langley Research Center and sponsored by CALIPSO. Teachers and Trainers received hands-on training in using Infrared Thermometers to identify surface temperature. Participants collected and compared surface temperature readings from various surfaces, such as asphalt, grass, gravel, and water. The workshops challenged participants to identify a scientific question that their students could investigate using the GLOBE Surface Temperature protocol.  >>

Deadline Extended for GLOBE Virtual Student Conference
The GLOBE Program Office (GPO) has extended the deadline for submissions for the GLOBE Virtual Student Conference to coincide with Earth Day and GLOBE's birthday. Submit your entry today and you might win a GLOBE prize … it's that easy.  >>

All the News in One Place - Read the April GLOBE Newsletter
Keep up with what's happening at GLOBE.  >>