Webinars will be a vital part of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. Each month we will focus on the scientific research of trees, bringing in experts from around the world to share their current research experiences with trees and the importance of the GLOBE protocol measurements to understanding our planet's trees and their roles in our Earth's ecosystem. During the webinars, we will hear from researchers from inside and outside of NASA, GLOBE Students and Teachers, and Citizen Scientists.

All the webinars can be joined at https://zoom.us/j/7578241037

Year 2 Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 @ 2:00pmEDT (7:00pm UTC): Getting Comfortable with ICESat-2 Height Data and the Open Altimetry Online Tool. One of the major ways students can perform student research is to compare GLOBE student and citizen science tree height data to height data from the NASA Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2). By comparing this data, students can see just how close the satellite tracks over their locations and if certain GLOBE-measured trees have been measured by ICESat-2. Amy FitzGerrell from the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado with be guiding an interactive tutorial of the Open Altimetry online tool.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019 @ 9:00am EST (2:00pm UTC) AND Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 8:00pm EST (1:00am UTC): Open Forum: Bringing Together GLOBE Students to Informally Chat About Trees Campaign Student Research Projects. During these webinars, we want to invite GLOBE teachers around the world to tune in with their students during classroom time. We are holding 2 separate webinars to accommodate all the Trees Campaign participant time zones. Please attend one or both webinars. Our goal is to have students chat informally and comfortably about research local, GLOBE SRS and GLOBE IVSS projects they can do using GLOBE tree height, land cover, and greenings protocol measurements. We want students to interact with other students from around the world. We have never tried webinars like this before, so let's make them great and with lots of student interaction and discussion.


Archived Webinars from Year 2

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ 2:00pm EDT (6:00pm UTC): Year 2 of the Campaign Begins: Discussion on Data Counts, Year 1 Data Champions, ICESat-2 Data, and What Lies Ahead. This webinar discussed the successes of the first year of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. We highlighted those campaign participants (teachers and students) that went above and beyond with taking measurements and using the data to make sense of what is happening in their environments and what this means for the big picture of our planet. We also took a look at some of the online resources where satellite data can be visualized and used as comparison data to the GLOBE student and citizen science data.

Links to resources shown during the webinar

ICESat-2 Elevates our View of Earth

Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Promo Video

NASA GLOBE Observer Trees Tool Promo Video

Open Altimetry Website


Archived Webinars from Year 1

SPECIAL WEBINAR: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 @ 2:00pm EDT (6:00pm UTC): Explore, Access, and Customize ICESat-2 Data at the NASA NSIDC DAAC. This webinar introduced the ICESat-2 mission along with a live demonstration that showed how to explore, access and customize NASA ICESat-2 data. In particular, highlights of the the advanced discovery and visualization features of OpenAltimetry, the ability to directly filter and access ICESat-2 data from an NSIDC DAAC data set page, and programmatic Python-based subsetting, reformatting, and analysis resources. Visit NASA's NSIDC DAAC to discover snow and ice data, services and tools: https://nsidc.org/daac.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 2:00pm EDT (6:00pm UTC): Lessons from a Southern Old-Growth Bottomland Forest: Live from Congaree National Park. Congaree National Park (www.nps.gov/cong) protects the largest intact remnant of southern old-growth bottomland (floodplain) forest remaining in North America. Similar forests once covered over 35 million acres of river bottoms in the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains and up the Mississippi River Valley. Some of the park’s champion trees are 700 to 1,000 years old. The park is also home to the NPS Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center, which facilitates research and scholarship related to forest ecology, environmental history, and more. Dr. David Shelley, Center Director, highlighted some key findings, unanswered questions, and park management challenges—as well as a few personal lessons from the forest.

Links to resources shown during webinar

Make Your Own Landsat Time Series Tutorial

Make Your Own Satellite Animations of Change Resources and Links


Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 12:00pm EDT (4:00pm UTC): What Greens Up, Must Green Down: Greenings Live from Switzerland. During the webinar, GLOBE Master Trainer, Markus Eugster and his students, from the Sekundarschule Uzwil in Switzerland, highlighted their research on Greenings (Green-Up and Green-Down) during their tree investigations. The students have been monitoring the beginning and ending of the growing season of trees helps scientists track plant growing seasons, through a Swiss GLOBE program called PhenoCam, a way to use automated cameras to take images of trees and create time-lapse videos and run color analysis of the trees over time.

Links to resources shown during webinar

GLOBE Homepage

GLOBE Visualization Page

PhenoCam Software

PhenoCam Homepage

Seasonality and Phenology

SIMB Picture Collection

Sekundarschule Uzwil Page

Webinar questions, please contact Markus Eugster


Tuesday, May 7, 2019 @ 2:30pm EDT (6:30pm UTC): Tree Height, Wetlands, and the Invasive Task Force: Live from New York. Student Emily Youngberg from Mahopac High School in Mahopac, New York presented her research on tree heights, wetlands, and invasive species. Invasive species, in New York, continue to have an impact on trees. Jennifer Learner from the Cornell Cooperative Extension at Cornell University, Brent Boscarino, PhD from the Invasive Strike Force and Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management, and Jeff Mapes from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Trees for Tribs Program have been working to understand these impacts on trees and potentially eradicate these invasive species. Each of these external programs are working with Emily and fellow Mahopac High School student as their research continues.

Links to resources shown during the webinar

Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Promotional Video

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Invasives Strike Force

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Trees for Tribs Program


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 9:00am EDT (1:00pm UTC): Our Connection to the Land: Observing Trees and Forests Using Citizen Science for Language Revitalization. Oscar Garza and student named "cʔúlixʷ" (White-tailed doe) from the Kalispel Salish Tribe showed how GLOBE protocols (specifically Green Up/Green Down) and citizen science have the potential to help efforts of many communities around the world in their task on language, culture and landscape revitalization and preservation in a dual-learning environment. Many indigenous cultures around the world possess a different perspective about forestry and our connection to the land. They hold a vast richness of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). Much of that richness is embedded in the language. Oscar will be respectfully shared his experience from work done at Kalispel Language Survival School (K-4) and almost 2 years of Forestry college at Salish Kootenai College in efforts to revitalize the language in the Salish corridor.

Links to websites shown during the webinar

2019 Year of Indigenous Languages

Oscar Garza's Kalispel Salish Presentation


Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC): Resources for Trees Research and Guiding Investigative Questions. During this webinar, Forest Researcher and Professor, Peder Nelson and Campaign Lead, Brian Campbell introduced new campaign Guiding Investigative Questions that provide students with questions to explore while collecting and analyzing their GLOBE protocol data.  Also, several major resources, to assist students in extending their data analysis were presented, demonstrated, and discussed. The January 2019 Tree Height Intensive Observation Period Winner, Marina Sambolek was announced. Congratulations!

Links to websites shown during the webinar

GLOBE Advanced Data Access System

GLOBE Visualization System

NASA WorldView

Google Earth Engine

Global Forest Watch

Global Tree Growth Project


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC): Investigation of Park Mlaka: Live from Croatia. Marina Pavlic and student Dora Mendes, from the Prirodoslovna i grafička škola in Croatia discussed their investigation of Park Mlaka in Mlaka County, Croatia. For several years, students developed an overarching hypothesis of, "The trees in Park Mlaka produce enough oxygen for the inhabitants of the entire Mlaka County." The research took place from 2016-2018. Current students are engaging in research that extends the research on this hypothesis, using biometry, carbon cycle, and aerosol GLOBE protocols. Park Mlaka has been well-studied by Marina and her student and the data shared with the local community and decision-makers.

Links to videos shown during the webinar

Croatia Island Pag


Monday, December 3, 2018 @ 8:00pm EST (1:00am UTC Tuesday, December 4, 2018): Getting Tree Science Done: Live from Shumate Middle School in Gibraltar, Michigan. Join GLOBE Teacher, Jeff Bouwman, and his students Brady and Thomas discussed just how doing GLOBE Tree Science at Shumate Middle School is helping them understand their local environment. Through measuring tree height, identifying tree species, and taking local baseline protocol measurements, the students play a vital role in helping the rest of the world understand how local environmental measurements are of global importance. Hear about how fun and easy taking tree height measurements can be in your classroom.

Links to videos shown during the webinar:

Soil Texture and Michigan Christmas Trees


Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC): Acquire - Analyze - Apply (A3): Live from the Institute for Earth Observations in Palmyra Cove, New Jersey USA. During this webinar, we heard from Executive Director, John D. Moore and Director of Science, Technology, and Education, Peter Dorofy, both from the Institute for Earth Observations and members of the GLOBE Mission Earth collaborative. John and Peter discussed what science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) , Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) , and Career Technical Education (CTE) have in common. The "ACQUIRE- ANALYZE- APPLY (A3) Project introduces teachers and students to important 21st century skill-sets. As the role of Earth Observing Satellites, like ICESat-2, become more of a remote sensing tool that impacts our daily lives and decision making, GLOBE students, and beyond, can experience these proficiencies. In addition to the students collecting their GLOBE protocol data as part of the Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign, other remote sensing techniques, such as drones and NASA AEROKAT kites, allow students and teachers to gather their own tree and land cover imagery and data. HoloGLOBE is an Augmented Reality tool that allows teachers and students to Acquire, Analyze, and Apply real time data satellite imagery and data in a unique and cutting-edge way. Peter introduced us to how the data on HoloGLOBE can be viewed and serve as a complementary data observation tool for GLOBE students and educators to compare their GLOBE data.

Links to videos shown during the webinar:

HoloGLOBE Extended Video

GLOBE Observer (video under Land Cover)


SPECIAL WEBINAR: Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 6:00pm EST (11:00pm UTC): NASA GLOBE Partnership, Elementary GLOBE, Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign and the ICESat-2 Mission. This webinar highlighted the ICESat-2 Mission, the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, and the Elementary GLOBE Reader. During the webinar, NASA'S Valerie Casasanto discussed the ICESat-2 Mission and demonstrated some hands-on activities and NASA's Brian Campbell presented on the importance of measuring tree height from the ground and space and discussed how participants could become involved with the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. During the webinar, there were 42 live participants from five countries, including Croatia, Poland, Estonia, Argentina, and the United States (including Puerto Rico).

Links to videos shown during the webinar:


ICESat-2 Beauty Pass

ICESat-2 Orbit

ICESat-2 Beam Pairs

The Arctic and Antarctic Respond in Opposite Ways (updated video)

Photon Jump: The Adventures of Pho the Photon

ICESat-2 Elevates our View of Earth

ICESat-2 Fun Page with Classroom Activities for K-12


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 2:00pm EDT (6:00pm UTC): Collect Earth: Live from Oregon USA with Researcher Peder Nelson. The webinar began with Brian Campbell discussing the NASA ICESat-2 Mission and why the campaign is collaborating with the mission. Following this, Peder Nelson introduced and detailed the Collect Earth online tool. Collect Earth is designed so that users can analyze high and very high-resolution satellite imagery for different purposes, including: land cover, land use, and forest mapping. Peder also discussed why we need ground-based photos, including clouds and land cover, via the GLOBE Observer Citizen Science App. A Collect Earth connection to wildlife, ie. mosquitoes was also highlighted. Prior to the webinar, it was recommended that all participants visit the Collect Earth Website.

Links to videos shown during the webinar:

Landsat Sets the Standard for Maps of World’s Forests

Forest Fact Break

The Secret Life of Forests

ICESat-2 Elevates our View of Earth

ICESat-2 by the Numbers: 1,387


Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 2:00pm EDT (6:00pm UTC): Trees Around the GLOBE Kickoff. During this webinar, we kicked off the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign by discussing the campaign logistics, what to expect, what GLOBE protocols to use to collect data and see how the NASA Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 Mission fits into the campaign. We also highlighted the plan for the campaign's use of student collaboration, GLOBE data, and research projects. See the archived webinar below!