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GLOBE Welcomes Mauritius as Newest Partnering Country
On 5 October 2015, Acting Senior Chief Executive R.P. Ramlugun, Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research of Mauritius and U.S. Ambassador Shari Villarosa signed the agreement establishing Mauritius as the newest GLOBE partnering country  >>

Register for Webinar on GPM Ground Validation Campaign OLYMPEX: 20 October
On 20 October (3:30 PDT/6:30 EDT), a special webinar will be held for educators covering the OLYMPEX field campaign, a NASA-led field campaign that will take place on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State from November 2015 through February 2016.  >>

Interested in Learning More about GLOBE?
Opt in to our mailing list for our monthly News Brief. Whether you are a teacher, school administrator, education official, or scientist, there are many benefits of joining GLOBE.  >>

NASA Offers Visualization Tools Using GPM Data
Precipitation data from the GPM and TRMM missions is made available free to the public in a variety of formats from several sources at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  >>

Earth Science Week 11-17 October – Visualizing Earth Systems
Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) 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 be held from October 11-17 and will celebrate the theme "Visualizing Earth Systems."  >>

Building Partnership Capacity with Elementary GLOBE
GLOBE Trainers at Langley Research Center provided a workshop on Elementary GLOBE. The training session was developed specifically for NASA education specialists in the Office of Education and Science Directorate. The training discussed how the Elementary GLOBE storybooks model science practices and are aligned with NGSS and Virginia’s state standards. Participants learned about each of the six storybooks and worked through various complimentary hands-on activities that align with the content areas: Earth as a System, Soil, Water, Seasons, Clouds, and Aerosols. Participants practiced multiple science and literacy strategies including constructing a Word Wall for vocabulary development, using 5-Finger Retell for reading comprehension, and journaling. The 8 participants are eager to incorporate Elementary GLOBE into NASA Educator Professional Development and STEM Engagement. One participant attended on behalf of a local informal science center.  >>

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Teacher Questionnaire
The deadline for responding to the Teacher Questionnaire hase been extended to 15 October!  >>

Website Alert – GLOBE Website will be "Read Only" 3–5 October
Plan accordingly as you will not be able to log in to the GLOBE website during this time frame.  >>

NASA SMAP Campaign for GLOBE Students Begins Today
In support of the Soild Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite mission, NASA has initiated a 7-month-long soil moisture measurement campaign, from 1 October 2015 through 30 April 2016, and invites GLOBE schools to participate.  >>

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Accepting Pre-proposals for Hollings Grants Program
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) is accepting pre-proposals for its 2015 Hollings Grants program. Pre-proposals are due 22 October 2015.  >>