Webinars

Webinars

Webinars are a vital part of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. Each month we 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.

Please send an email to Campaign Lead, Brian Campbell, if you have interest in joining the webinars.

 

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 @ 1:00pm EST (6:00pm UTC). Introducing the Trees Around the GLOBE 50 Years of Data Challenge: How has land cover and tree height changed in your location in the last 50 years? Region Focus: Asia and Pacific. This webinar will kick off the main theme for Year 4 of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign: “The Trees Around the GLOBE 50 Years of Data Challenge: How has land cover and tree height changed in your location in the last 50 years?” We will focus on tree/forest height and land cover data that can be visualized, by region, with a selected group of two online tools: Global Land Analysis & Discovery (GLAD) and the Global Land Cover Viewer (GLCV). During this webinar, the campaign will introduce a data research template for students and focus on the GLOBE Asia and Pacific Region.

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Archived Webinars and Workshops from Year 4

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 @ 11:00am EST (3:00pm UTC, 8:30pm IST). A Himalayan Expedition with GISN Member, Yashraj Patil: Looking at the GLOBE Program’s First High Altitude GLOBE Land Cover, Cloud, and Hydrosphere Data. Our featured speaker, GISM Member, Yashraj Patil ,guided us through his on-site research using GLOBE protocols, in the Himalayas, specifically Ladakh, India. Featured were his observations of land cover, cloud cover, salinity, and pH in areas such as the Saboo Cloudburst Site, Indus-Yarlung Suture Zone, Tso Kar Ramsar Site, and the Puga Geothermal System Site. Through this research, Yashraj compared his data on the ground, to data from missions like Landsat, CloudSat, and Meteosat-8. This webinar served as a catalyst for others to take local environmental observations and compare them to space-based data. The webinar also hosted a discussion on how we might be able to form collaborations of GLOBE students with the lifelong learner community. The webinar was attended live by twenty-six unique visitors from ten countries: Argentina, Colombia, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Pakistan, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, and the United States.

 

Link to resources shown during the webinar

Featured Himalayan Expedition Story Map

Focused Online Tools for Data Analysis for Year 4 of the Campaign:

Global Forest Canopy Height Tool and Global Land Cover Viewer Tool

Additional Links

USGS Landsat Page

9 Things about Landsat 9 video

Climate Change Resources Story Map

1984 - 2021 Surface Water Dynamics based on Landsat data

Lifelong Learners video with Dorian Janney

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Archived Webinars and Workshops from Year 3

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 1:00pm EDT (5:00pm UTC). Celebrating Land Cover and Tree Height Observations from the Ground and Space with the Launch of the Landsat 9 Satellite: Celebrating the First Three Years of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign by Taking a Deeper Dive into the Landsat, ICESat-2, GEDI, GPM, and ECOSTRESS Missions. This webinar highlighted the first three years of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign by showcasing the land cover, tree height, and greenings observations taken by students, citizen scientists and space-based satellites and instruments, during the first three years of the campaign. The campaign team took a deep dive into these missions, as well as celebrated the upcoming launch of the Landsat 9 Satellite, including the new Camp Landsat Project. Participants learned all about the Landsat series of satellites, including Landsat 9 and its importance of looking at change over time. The webinar also focused on several other NASA missions and instruments, like ICESat-2, GEDI, ECOSTRESS, and GPM, all vital to studying our planet’s land cover, trees, plants, and carbon cycle. The final minutes of the webinar focused on what it means to think like a tree!

 

Links to resources shown during the webinar

Landsat Mission

Camp Landsat

Evapotranspiration with Landsat

A Trip Through Time with Landsat

ERTS-1 Video

NASA WorldView

Electromagnetic Spectrum

My NASA Data

NASA Eyes on the Earth

Global Forests Observations Initiative

Danube Camps

ICESat-2 Mission

ICESat-2 Elevates our View of Earth

ICESat-2 Laser Focus: Timing and Photon Counting

GEDI Instrument on ISS

Global Land Analysis and Discovery - GEDI

Open Altimetry

Global Surface Water Map

ECOSTRESS Mission

ECOSTRESS Mission Video

GPM Mission

Dorian's Janney's GPM Story Map

Patagonian Cypress

Tiny Core Labs - Monthly Precipitation Panel

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021 @ 12:00pm EDT (4:00pm UTC):At Ease with the Trees: Preparing for Student Investigations and Research Projects with the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Team, Session II. During this special encore webinar, participants were able to work directly, via breakout discussions, with the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign team members to focus on several specific research topics for future student projects. These included: “Land Cover and Land Cover Change for Student Research,” GLOBE Tree Height Comparisons with ICESat-2 and GEDI, ”GPM Precipitation Data and How it Affects Trees,” and “What Can We Do to Support Your Plans for Student Research?” During the webinar, each participant chose which two breakout sessions they wanted to attend. During this highly interactive webinar, participants also learned about some specific NASA missions and programs, including Landsat 9, GEDI, ICESat-2, ECOSTRESS, and the NASA Food and Drink Campaign each have a vital alignment to trees and land cover.

During the webinar, each participant chose which two breakout sessions they wanted to attend. During this highly interactive webinar, participants also learned about some specific NASA missions and programs, including Landsat 9, GEDI, ICESat-2, ECOSTRESS, and the NASA Food and Drink Campaign each have a vital alignment to trees and land cover.

Links to resources shown during the webinar

Google Earth Engine Global Forest Canopy Height 2019

ECOSTRESS Data

ECOSTRESS Activity

ICESat-2 Mission

GEDI Instrument on ISS

Open Altimetry

NASA Food and Drink Campaign

IPCC Report: AR6 Climate Change 2021

GPM and Trees

Landsat and SENTINEL Data

NASA GLOBE Observer Trees Resource Library

REDD+ Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 @ 12:00pm EDT (4:00pm UTC): At Ease with the Trees: Preparing for Student Investigations and Research Projects with the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Team, Session I. During this special webinar, participants were able to work directly, via breakout discussions, with the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign team members to focus on several specific research topics for future student projects. These included: “Land Cover and Land Cover Change for Student Research,” GLOBE Tree Height Comparisons with ICESat-2 and GEDI, ”GPM Precipitation Data and How it Affects Trees,” and “What Can We Do to Support Your Plans for Student Research?”

During the webinar, each participant chose which two breakout sessions they wanted to attend. During this highly interactive webinar, participants also learned about some specific NASA missions and programs, including Landsat 9, GEDI, ICESat-2, ECOSTRESS, and the NASA Food and Drink Campaign each have a vital alignment to trees and land cover.

Links to resources shown during the webinar

Landsat 9

ICESat-2 Mission

GEDI Instrument

Google Earth Engine 2005 Baseline Tree Height Dataset

Open Altimetry

ECOSTRESS Instrument

NASA WorldView

Trees Campaign Online Tools Tutorials for Student Research

Coding Workflows for ECOSTRESS

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Monday, June 14, 2021 @ 1:00pm EDT (5:00pm UTC). The people behind the pixels: understanding rapid forest changes to the Andes-Amazon region. Dr. Paulo Murillo-Sandoval, a native of Colombia, discussed how he used Landsat time-series satellite data, with local knowledge, to map, measure, and describe conversion of forest to agriculture land cover changes from 1988-2019 in an area of the Andes-Amazon region. Following the featured presentation, Peder Nelson, from Oregon State University, showcased how people can examine the Landsat time-series for their area using Google Earth Engine and NASA WorldView. The workshop was attended live by thirty-three unique campaign participants from nine countries (Argentina, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Kenya, Switzerland, and the United States).

 

Links to resources shown during the webinar

About Silvopasture

Landsat on USGS

My NASA Data "Cause and Effect: How do our forests change over time?" Student Activity

ARSET - Using Google Earth Engine for Land Monitoring Applications

Google Earth Engine Time Lapse - Columbia Glacier Retreat

AppEARS

EO Browser

EO Browser - Sentinel 2

NASA Worldview

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 @ 9:00am EDT (1:00pm UTC) - 2:00pm EDT (6:00pm UTC). The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Half-Day Workshop: Highlighting 2021 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium Student Research Projects from the across the GLOBE. The half-day workshop focused on presentations from students across the GLOBE Program, from Colombia, Croatia, Oman, Taiwan Partnership, and the United States, about their trees and land cover-related IVSS 2021 student research projects. The GLOBE students presented on the interconnectedness of trees, land cover, soil moisture, and other GLOBE measurement protocols. During the workshop, Peder Nelson highlighted several of the SEES Summer Internship Program research that was submitted to IVSS, followed by a celebratory tour of all the trees and land cover data collected over the last three years. There were also two amazing tree reforestation projects highlighted: The Himalayan Reforestation Project (India) and the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership (United States). The workshop was organized into groups of protocol-related student research project presentations. The 5-hour, half-day workshop, covering fifteen time zones, was attended by sixty-seven unique participants (students, educators, scientists) from twenty-two countries (Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Oman, Poland, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan Partnership, and the United States).

The workshop has been broken down into viewing segments. Each is listed below:

Introduction to the Workshop with Metrics

 

Session 1: IVSS Project Presentations from GLOBE Taiwan Partnership and Oman Students

 

Session 2: A Focus on Reforestation Projects

 

Session 3: SEES Projects and GLOBE Visualization Tour of Tree Height and Land Cover Observations over Last 3 Years

 

Session 4: IVSS Project Presentations from GLOBE Croatia, Colombia, and United States Students

 

Session 5: Call for GLOBE Translations and Workshop Wrap-up Discussion

 

Check out the full 5-hour workshop below:

 

Links to resources shown during the workshop

G-LiHT Airborne Imaging System

NASA Earth Observatory Chesapeake Bay From Above

Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership

Recent EOS article showcasing importance of trees in urban areas

2021 Community Trees Challenge and 10 Million Trees Blogs on NASA GLOBE Observer

City Plants

Himalayan Reforestation Walk with Janisha Project

SEES Project 1: Predicting NDVI Values from GLOBE Land Cover RGB Measurements with Multiple Linear Regression

SEES Project 2: Quality of Land Cover Observations: Satellite Imagery Vs. In-Situ Observations

SEES Project 3: Citizen Science and How Land Cover, Soil Moisture, and Surface Temperature Impact Mosquito Larvae

SEES Project 4: Using Deep Learning to Classify Mosquito Habitats

Collect Earth Online Tool

AppEEARS Online Tool

Texas Space Grant Consortium

2021 IVSS Project Search

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 1:00pm EDT (5:00pm UTC). Trees are Long Term: Looking back at GLOBE tree data for tree growth and tracking tree growth over time. The webinar focused on the idea that trees are long term, so we can track the growth of trees over time through ground-based and satellite observations. Highlights included the new GLOBE Trees Family Guide, the 2021 Trees Community Challenge: Science is Better Together, and using online tools, such as NASA WorldView and the GLOBE Visualization System to look at tree growth over time, in your location. We also had a Q&A session with Brian Campbell and Peder Nelson, moderated by Peter Falcon, focusing on questions asked by campaign participants, including questions about taking repeat tree height observations of the same trees and finding out where we have gaps in tree height data, and the need for data density. During this webinar, we also announced the upcoming Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign May 2021 Half-Day Workshop featuring student IVSS research project presentations from around the world.

 

Links to resources shown during the webinar

2021 NASA Earth Day Virtual Event

GLOBE Trees Family Guide

GLOBE Trees Activity Tracker

GLOBE Visualization System

NASA WorldView Online Tool

2021 Trees Community Challenge: Science is Better Together

"Trees are land cover" Blog by Peder Nelson

NASA GLOBE Observer Tree Puns Video

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 @ 6:00pm EST (11:00pm UTC, 7:00am Philippines Time on Wednesday, March 10, 2021). Finalizing and Submitting your Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Projects: Final project discussions with campaign team and participants, including student tree research projects in the Philippines. Set-up for one day prior to the 10 March, 2021 deadline to submit projects to the 2021 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS), this webinar will be for students, and educators with students who will be submitting project to IVSS 2021. The campaign team answered any last-minute questions regarding student research projects and the science/data (tree height, land cover, greenings, and carbon cycle) involved with the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. The webinar featured student researchers, from GLOBE Philippines, presenting on their tree student researcher and the Philippines “One Million Trees by 2025” Project. The campaign team presented on campaign metrics, trees in the news, and using ArcGIS Story Maps in student research.

 

Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign's Trees in the News Segment with Dr. Christopher Shuman - Planting Trees for Carbon Capture and Climate - March 2021

View the PDF Presentation Slides HERE!

 

Links to resources shown during the webinar

2021 Trees Community Challenge: Science is Better Together

GLOBE IVSS 2021

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC). Continuing with your Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Projects: Looking more in-depth at online tools, story mapping, and the NASA GLOBE Observer trees and land cover tools for student research projects, including student research on lime trees in Croatia. The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign continued Phase II of Year 3 by bringing teachers and students together with the common goal of discussing and unifying resources and recent lime tree science insights for students to use to continue their development of student research projects. The featured presentation from our good friend and Croatian student researcher, Antonela, focused on the environmental impact of the lime tree. Several members of the campaign team discussed the importance of taking multiple observations (tree height and land cover) at the same place and same time, as well as focusing on how to compare the GLOBE ground-based observations with NASA satellite data. The webinar culminated with an online demonstration on how to pull data from the GLOBE database and use it in creating maps, for student research, in ArcGIS StoryMaps.

 

Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign's Trees in the News Segment with Dr. Christopher Shuman - Insights on Europe's small-leaved and large-leaved lime trees from the European Atlas of Forest Tree Species - February 2021

View the PDF Slide Presentation HERE!

 

Links to resources shown during the webinar

GrowApp Switzerland Lime Tree Time-Lapse

Details of Bradford Pear Tree

Storm Track of Hurricane Isaias

GLOBE Advanced Data Access Tool (ADAT)

Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Online Tools Tutorials

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC). Getting Started with your Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Projects: An open forum webinar with a student presentation from Malta, educators, and the Trees Campaign core team. With the first four months of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign focusing on the science (Tree Height, Greenings, Carbon Cycle, and Land Cover), we now focus on how to take that science and create student research projects. During the webinar, students from the St. Michael School in Malta presented about how they have begun their research projects related to trees. The webinar also focused on some specific research questions that students, using data and online tools, can explore and answer as part of their student research projects. A discussion on the DeSoto National Forest, StoryMaps, Comparing GLOBE and NASA satellite data, and selecting of online tools were also featured.

 

Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign's Trees in the News Segment with Dr. Christopher Shuman - Restoring longleaf pines, keystone of once vast ecosystems - DeSoto National Forest, near Wiggins, Mississippi - January 2021

View the PDF Slide Presentation HERE!

 

Links shared during the webinar

Sandarac Gum Tree

St. Michael School - Malta Observations in GLOBE Visualization System

ArcGIS Story Maps Site

Trees Campaign Online Tool Tutorials for Data Research

Using GLOBE Data to Analyze Land Cover Document

Learn ArcGIS

Trees Campaign: Getting Started with your Student Research

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC). Trees are Land Cover! Did you know that all the trees that you see in your local environment are all part of the local land cover? Land cover data helps us understand how much of or what part of local regions to global locations are covered by landforms, trees and forests, wetlands, impervious surfaces, agriculture, and other land and water types. This webinar featured Peder Nelson, Researcher and Instructor and GLOBE Observer Land Cover Science Lead, from Oregon State University. Peder discussed the importance of land cover observations from the ground and space and focused on why trees are part of land cover. Highlights included the use of online tools for tree height, tree identification and classification, Landsat color bands, and land cover analysis. A focused Q&A session was led by Peter Falcon with many important questions being discussed.

Brian Campbell, Campaign Lead, gave the webinar introduction, highlighting the science of the campaign, and discussing campaign metrics. Dr. Christopher Shuman led his "Tree in the News" feature, discussing "An unexpectedly large count of trees in the West African Sahara and Sahel." Dorian Janney showcased how to use StoryMaps to create student research projects.

 

Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign's Trees in the News Segment with Dr. Christopher Shuman - An unexpectedly large count of trees in the West African Sahara and Sahel - December 2020

View the Presentation Slides PDF HERE!

 

Links to resources shown during the webinar

NASA Supercomputing Study Breaks Ground for Tree Mapping, Carbon Research

Landsat Spectral Characteristics Viewer

Global Forest Resources Assessment

Copernicus Land Monitoring System

MODIS-based Global Land Cover

Land Change Monitoring Assessment Projection (U.S.based)

ArcGIS Story Maps

 

 

Want to know more about Peder Nelson’s research and all about land cover and trees, prior to the December 8, 2020 webinar? Check out the pre-webinar interview above, with Peder Nelson, an instructor and research scientist from Oregon State University. Peder is also the co-lead for the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign and the NASA GLOBE Observer Land Cover Science Lead. This interview focuses on Peder’s land cover and tree research, utilizing online tools and satellite imagery to understand our world around us, the value of taking land cover observations in the local environment and about the vital information student research can provide the scientific community. 

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 3:00pm ET (8:00pm UTC, 9:00pm CET). Trees: The Lungs of the Earth. Trees are the lungs of our planet. Through photosynthesis they take up carbon dioxide and water and produce oxygen, a process that plays a critical role in the global carbon cycle. Dr. Erika Podest, a research scientist with the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Group at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California USA, discussed the carbon cycle, the role of trees in it, and how scientists are using satellite data to better understand these processes. This webinar was part three of the first quarter Year 3 Scaffold Structure, focusing on the science (tree height, greenings, carbon cycle, land cover) of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. Additional webinar features included how you can use Story Maps to showcase the trees in your environment and “Trees in the News” highlighting ways trees can fight climate change, Norway's funding of satellite maps of world's tropical forests, and a visual story of Amazon deforestation. Story Mapping of trees around the world for student research was featured and online tool discussion of how students can use online tools like NASA WorldView and the GLOBE Visualization System to analyze and visualize carbon cycle data.

 

Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign's Trees in the News Segment with Dr. Christopher Shuman - Plant Trees or Let Forests Regrow, Norway Funds Satellite Map of World'sTropical Forests, Amazon Deforestation, and NOVA: Can we cool the planet? - November 2020

View the Slide Presentation PDF HERE!

 

Links to resources shown during the webinar

Plant trees or let forests regrow? New studies probe two ways to fight climate change

Norway funds satellite map of world's tropical forests

Norway's International Climate and Forests Initiative Imagery Program (NICFI)

NOVA: Can we cool the planet?

Current C02 level from the top of the Big Island of Hawaii

Freeze/Thaw - The Breathing Boreal Forest Classroom Activity

Estimates of pre-fire biomass for the continental United States

Reference for estimating biomass/carbon storage

Learn about and how to make your own Story Map

Global Above Ground Biomass (2010)

NASA WorldView

Want to know more about the webinar featured speaker, Dr. Erika Podest, and her carbon cycle science research? Check out the interview, above, with Dr. Podest, a research scientist from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This interview focuses on her carbon cycle research and the value of taking carbon cycle observations in the local environment and about the vital information student research can provide the scientific community.

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SPECIAL WEBINAR: Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 11:00pm EDT (3:00am UTC, 11:00am Philippines Time Friday, October 30, 2020): Tree Height with the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign: Observing Tree Height and Comparing GLOBE and Space-based Tree Height Data. The GLOBE Asia - Pacific Regional coordination Office hosted a webinar on: "Trees Around the GLOBE: Students Research Campaign " that was presented by Brian Campbell (NASA) for teachers and students from various GLOBE schools in the GLOBE Asia-Pacific Region.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020 @ 9:00am EDT (1:00pm UTC, 3:00pm CET): Educators and Students Aligning Greenings and Tree Height: A Collaboration Between the European Phenology Campaign and the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. European Phenology Campaign students from the Czech Republic: Primary School Pist and Primary School Hradec Kralove, Stefcova presented their student research on greenings and phenology. The European Phenology Campaign Lead, Lenka Kleger discussed the science of greenings and why the observations are so important to understanding local environments. The webinar highlighted the collaboration between both the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign and the European Phenology Campaign, with a focus on taking tree height measurements/observations at the same time participants take greenings (green up/green down) measurements. Additional webinar features included how you can use Story Maps to showcase the trees in your environment and “Trees in the News” highlighting France’s Parc National des Forêts de Champagne et Bourgogne.

 

Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign's Trees in the News Segment with Dr. Christopher Shuman - Parc National des Forêts de Champagne et Bourgogne - October 2020

View the Slide Presentation PDF HERE!

 

Additional Webinar Presentations

Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Team Presentation

Primary School Pist - Czech Republic - Presentation

Primary School Hradec Kralove - Czech Republic - Presentation

Dorian Janney's My Trees Story Map

 

Links to resources shown during the webinar

Kyoto Historical Cherry Blossom Flowering Dates

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Japan's Cherry Blossoms are Emerging Increasingly Early

Want to know more about the GLOBE Europe and Eurasia Regional Coordination Officer and Team Lead for the European Phenology Campaign, Lenka Kleger, prior to the October 13, 2020 webinar? Check out our interview with Lenka Kleger and her work discussing the value of taking Greenings (Green-up and Green-Down) observations in your local environment and about the vital information student research can provide the scientific community. Check out the video above. 

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Collaborative Webinar with the European Phenology Campaign: Thursday, October 8, 2020 @ 9:00am EDT (1:00pm EDT). From Leaves to Satellites. The webinar provided a look at the autumn change of trees from 3 different perspectives: inside the trees (Zuzana Lhotakova, Charles University); field observations and the importance of taking multiple observations at the same location at the same time (Brian Campbell, NASA), and satellite views  and data analysis using online tools (Peder Nelson, Oregon State University).

Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Presentation by Brian Campbell

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Collaborative Webinar with the European Phenology Campaign: Monday, September 21, 2020 @ 9:00am EDT (1:00pm EDT). All you need to know about the Autumn Campaign. Autumn campaign schedule, activities, and resources. Inspiration by the school collaboration project. Introduction to the Trees Around the GLOBE campaign by its lead Brian Campbell. Online tools looking at phenology from space introduced by Peder Nelson (Oregon State University).

European Phenology Campaign Team Presentation

Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Presentation

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SPECIAL WEBINAR: Thursday, September 17, 2020 @ 2:00pm EDT (6:00pm UTC): GLOBE Student Investigations with NASALearn about resources and events that can support GLOBE student research during the 2020-2021 school year and prepare students to enter the GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS). Join this interactive webinar and hear from nine presenters about planned campaigns and events, data analysis, and tools to support you and your students. Collaborative webinar with NESEC, GLOBE Mission Earth, Arctic and Earth SIGNS, My NASA Data, and the GLOBE Implementation Office.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020 @ 2:00pm EDT (6:00pm UTC): Kicking Off Year 3 With Tree Height Research Using Satellites and Ground-Based Instruments: The importance of tree and vegetation research to help us understand our changing planet. The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign first featured science talk for Year 3 of the campaign. Dr. Nancy Glenn, a researcher from Boise State University, the University of New South Wales and an ICESat-2 Mission Early Adopter discussed her research with trees and tree canopy height, reinforcing the importance of research for students, and why tree height and land cover are important to helping us understand our planet. Dr. Glenn also discussed the use of satellite data from ICESat-2, GEDI, and Landsat, showcasing how this satellite data can be used in research and posed some vital research questions for campaign students and educators.

Introductory Campaign Slides with Data Metrics and Year 3 Highlights

Want to know more about our featured speaker, Dr. Nancy Glenn? Check out our interview with Dr. Glenn above. Learn all about how she became a trees and vegetation researcher and what she thinks students can focus their student research on.

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Archived Webinars from Year 2

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 @ 11:00am EDT (3:00pm UTC): Preparing for Year 3 of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, Student Research Scaffolding, and highlighting the use of online tools. Preparing for Year 3 of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, Student Research Scaffolding, and highlighting the use of online tools. This webinar marks the end of Year 2 of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. The campaign team highlighted the structure for Year 3 of the campaign, including a new science and data research scaffold, the use of online tools and NASA mission data for student research and multi-campaign collaboration. Dr. Christopher Shuman highlighted how local natural events can impact trees and Peder Nelson focused on several online tools recommended for student research. During the last half of the webinar, we opened up the webinar to discuss some of the needs of the participants for Year 3 of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign.

Links to resources shown during the webinar

Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign: How to Start Taking Data

Travilah Oak - Maryland's Oldest Tree

Earth Observatory (EO Kids) 

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020 @ 10:00am EDT (2:00pm UTC): The Baobab Trees in South Africa as a Symbol of Life and Positivity: A historical link to humans through medicine and food. The Baobab Trees in South Africa as a Symbol of Life and Positivity: A historical link to humans through medicine and food. The Baobab is a prehistoric species of tree, which predates both mankind and the splitting of the continents over 200 million years ago. Native to the arid African savannah, the Baobab tree has a historical link to humans through medicine and food. Finn Rautenbach, a horticulturist, botanist and former curator at the Garden Route Botanical Garden in George, South Africa, discussed the significance of the Baobab tree, not only to science, but to culture, medicine, and food. Finn talked about the harnessing of the rich botanical wealth of South Africa for the conservation of its rich floral diversity and cultural heritage. The webinar also featured Trees in the News, Champion Trees, and a look at Baobab tree locations from space with Collect Earth.

Links to resources shown during the webinar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 @ 4:00pm EDT (8:00pm UTC, 10:00pm CEST): GLOBE IVSS and Club de Ciencias Huechulafquen in Argentina: An overview of the combination of trees, land cover, water quality, and mosquito habitats. Students from the Club de Ciencias Huechulafquen in Argentina discussed their GLOBE research on trees, land cover, water quality and mosquito habitats. The students have been taking many GLOBE protocol observations to help construct a comprehensive picture of what is happening in their local environments. Students discussed the research they have submitted to the 2020 GLOBE IVSS competition. There was also discussion on bacteria-threatened olive trees. Champion trees in Argentina were also discussed and a discussion on looking at historical global estimates of forest canopy height from ICESat's GLAS instrument and how it compares to today's ICESat-2 measurements of tree and forest height. The webinar was attended by a total of 44 participants (including 5 students) from Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States.

 

Pre-recorded Student Presentation - Club de Ciencias Huechulafquen

Links to resources shown during the webinar

40 Years of Forest Recovery - Mt. Saint Helens

A Deadly Bacteria Kills Olive Trees Across Southern Europe

Shuttle Radar Topography - NASA Worldview

Land Surface Temperature (Day) - NASA Worldview

Land Surface Temperature (Night) - NASA Worldview

Open Altimetry - ICESat-2

Average Precipitation Data - NASA Giovanni

Total Precipitation Bias Corrected (Monthly) - NASA Worldview

Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) - NASA Worldview

SMAP Surface Soil Moisture 9km (L4, 12z Instantaneous) - NASA Worldview

GLAS LiDAR-derived Global Estimate of Forest Canopy Height 2004-2008 - ICESat

December 14, 2020 Total Solar Eclipse

Club de Ciencias Huechulafquen Facebook Page

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020 @ 2:00pm EDT (6:00pm UTC; 8:00pm CEST): New Jersey Pinelands: The Nation's First National Preservation Area. Congress created the Pinelands National Reserve (PNR) through the passage of the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978. Mr. John D. Moore, Executive Director at the Institute for Earth Observations at the Palmyra Cove Nature Park in Palmyra Cove, New Jersey USA, discussed how the PNR is listed as the first National Reserve in the nation. Discussion on the PNR being approximately 1.1 million acres and spanning portions of seven counties and all or part of 56 municipalities was given. The reserve occupies 22% of New Jersey's land area and it is the largest body of open space on the Mid-Atlantic seaboard between Richmond and Boston ( Source: NJ Pinelands Commission). The NJ Pinelands is also home of one of the nation's largest freshwater aquifers, 17.7 trillion gallons, and is home to numerous endangered species and plants.

Links to resources shown during the webinar

NASA Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio

25 Years of Forest Dynamics visualization

United States Forest Disturbance Trends Observed Using Landsat Time Series

Global Forest Watch

Global Forest Watch: Forest Monitoring Designed for Action

New Jersey Forest Service: New Jersey Big Trees

USGS Global Canopy Cover

2020 National Register of Champion Trees

The Pine Barrens book listing

Pine Barrens Fire of 1936

Six-Day Pine Barrens Festival 

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020 @ 1:00pm EDT (5:00pm UTC, 7:00pm CEST): GLOBE Student Tree Research Extravaganza: Students from around the GLOBE share their amazing tree research. April 2020 is all about trees. During this amazing webinar, students and educators from Malta, Croatia, and the United States shared their tree research, tree culture, and personal tree stories. From tree heights, land cover, greenings, and phenology, we heard research projects that showcase measurements methods, results, and applications. We learned how these students are taking data to the next level. Check out the archived webinar below and also see the "Featured Talks" section for a more in-depth look at what was presented.

The Featured Talks:

Gozo College Middle School, Malta

Reaching Beyond National Boundaries: GLOBE Schools in Malta and Israel Celebrating Trees and Cultures

The GLOBE Deputy Coordinator of Malta, Ms. Ramona Mercieca together with the GLOBE Country Coordinator of Israel, Ms. Refaela Babish coordinated a collaborative project of schools from their respective countries.

The students’ love and enthusiasm about traditions and the significance of trees in their countries’ cultures led to an amazing learning experience during a video call between four schools, organized on February 11th. Students from the Gozo College Rabat Primary School, Victoria, and Gozo, all in Malta and the Begin Elementary School in Dimona, Israel each sang a song about trees and nature in their own language. Students attending the schools in Malta and students attending the Mosenson Youth Village High School in Hod Hasharon, Israel read a tree blessing in Maltese and Hebrew plus a translation in English, the communicating language. Two trees, a fig tree and an olive tree, symbolizing peace, were planted on the school grounds of each of the schools at the end of the video call, in honour of this international friendship. Plaques in English and Hebrew, to commemorate the event, were placed next to the trees.

That’s not all!! During webinar Ms. Mercieca and GLOBE students attending Gozo College Middle School, Victoria Gozo shared how their project is still underway, proving that schools can go beyond their walls and collaborate across countries.

III Osnovna Skola Varazdin, Croatia

Time of Budburst and Dynamics of Leaf Growth in Tilia cordata Mill. at Varaždin and Belišće, Croatia

In the past few years, observations have shown that tree budburst starts earlier, vegetation period of plants is prolonged and that spring begins earlier and winter later than ten years ago (Menzel, 2000). The monitoring time of budburst and dynamics of leaf growth can detect climate change and contribute to understanding how vegetation responds to climatic fluctuations during this period. We asked two questions: (1.) Does the geographical location affect the time of budburst and the vegetation period? and (2.) Which microclimate conditions have the greatest impact on time of budburst and the vegetation period?

Our hypothesis is that the budburst starts earlier in Belišće due to the lower altitude and warmer microclimate, but lasts longer in Varaždin due to precipitation and that soil temperature has the greatest influence on time of budburst and precipitation on vegetation period. The study was conducted in accordance with the GLOBE Phenology Protocol (Green Up Protocol) from 2015 to 2019. From the results, it can be concluded that the geographical position does not affect the time of budburst and vegetation period and that the main factors influencing the time of budburst are the air and soil temperature and relative humidity on vegetation period. It would be a good idea to compare today's research with those of 10 or 20 years ago. Perhaps our research will be used by future generations as evidence of the impact of climate change.

Crestwood High School, Michigan USA

An Assessment of the Role Urban Trees Play in Modifying Weather in a City Park

To assess the role trees play in modifying microclimates, an investigation was developed to measure the size (height and DBH) of over 120 trees at a park in Dearborn, Michigan. With the help of a professional forester, trees were identified by names for future research. The GLOBE Observer App helped to collect and submit the data. In addition, two PASCO weather stations helped to determine how trees modified selective weather parameters like
wind speed, temperature, and relative humidity of two different sites in Levagood Park. Site 1 was an area centered among a group of trees, while Site 2 was in an open short grass field without surrounding trees. Students would go to the sites, place their devices, and begin recording simultaneously for approximately 15 minutes. The data was then used to make graphs for comparing the two data sets. After analyzing the data, multiple correlations were found between them. We found several similarities and differences between the two sites. Although the data was collected during the winter with no leaves on trees, we hope to continue our research during the active growing season of 2020 to compare the effects with leaves to the data collected in the winter.

Links to resources shown during the webinar

GLOBE Stars and STEM Stories: Malta and Israel

Monumental  Trees

European Phenology Campaign

GLOBE's Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 2:00pm EDT (6:00pm UTC): The use of LiDAR to derive tree heights and other structural vegetation characteristics: Applications for mapping habitats in a post-fire environment (© 2020 California Institute of Technology. Government sponsorship acknowledged). Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is an optical remote sensing technology that is helpful to measure forest biophysical and structural characteristics, including tree height. Quantifying the vertical distribution of vegetation using LiDAR has many potential applications in forest management and biodiversity conservation. Some of the tree structural attributes derived from LiDAR, including tree height, crown diameter, and canopy density, can help characterize vegetation and map species habitat.  Dr. Latha Baskaran, from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, presented results from a study over the Angeles National Forest where she and her fellow scientists used canopy height derived from LiDAR, along with airborne imaging spectrometer data, to map forest habitats in a post-fire environment. Peder Nelson highlighted using the Collect Earth online tool to view and analyze land cover and tree height data.

Links to resources shown during the webinar

Dr. Latha Baskaran Profile Page

NOAA LiDAR Applications

ICESat-2 Mission Website

LVIS

Open Topography

NASA Worldview

NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

Open Altimetry Website

NASA GEDI Mission

GEDI Data Products

"A New Measuring Stick for Forests"

Report on First Global Tree Height Map

Collect Earth Website

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ 3:00pm EST (8:00pm UTC): Trees Around Greenbelt, Maryland: Exploring Past and Present Imagery, From a Scientist's Perspective. University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center scientist, Dr. Christopher Shuman highlighted historical imagery from aerial photographs, as well as more recent satellite imagery and ICESat-2 data from the Greenbelt, Maryland area. There was discussion of benefits and limitations to these data. This information serves to show students and educators how to use imagery from their local environments/locations to assist in research projects and local programs. Peder Nelson also discussed how to use Google Earth Engine to map out specific locations on GLOBE participant research on trees and land cover.

Links to resources shown during the webinar

USGS EROS Archive - Aerial Photography

American Forests - Champion Trees

NOAA - All About Tree Rings and Tree Cores

Travilah Oak - Maryland's Oldest Tree

Google Earth Engine Timelapse

Google Earth Engine Timelapse for Greenbelt, Maryland

Virginia Big Trees

NASA Population Density Estimates

Tree Montgomery - Maryland

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC): How Much Water Do Trees Use and Need? NASA's New ECOSTRESS Mission on the International Space Station. Dr. Joshua Fisher, from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, talks about how the new NASA ECOSTRESS Mission monitors trees. NASA launched the ECOSTRESS mission to the International Space Station in 2018. ECOSTRESS measures the temperature of plants, and uses that temperature to determine how much water they are using--and losing through evapotranspiration--as well as the water stress and efficiency. The resolutions of ECOSTRESS enable it to see individual farms as well as changes throughout the day.

Links to resources shown during the webinar

NASA ECOSTRESS Mission

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC)

The Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AppEEARS)

Open ET

Neon Flux Tower Measurements

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 8:00pm EST (1:00am UTC): Open Forum II: Bringing Together GLOBE Students to Informally Chat About Trees Campaign Student Research Projects. During this second open forum webinar, we invited GLOBE teachers around the world to tune in with their students during classroom time. Our goal was to have students and teachers chat informally and comfortably about research local, GLOBE SRS and GLOBE IVSS projects they can do using GLOBE Tree Height, Land Cover, and Greenings (Green Up/Green Down) protocol measurements. Several subject matter experts discussed how trees are researched.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 @ 9:00am EST (2:00pm UTC): Open Forum I: Bringing Together GLOBE Students to Informally Chat About Trees Campaign Student Research Projects. During this first open forum webinar, we invited GLOBE teachers around the world to tune in with their students during classroom time. Our goal was 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 (Green Up/Green Down) protocol measurements. Students interacted with other students from around the world and came up with some great potential research questions.

Links to resources shown during the two Open Forum webinars

2020 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium

My NASA Data Earth System: Matter and Energy Cycles

NASA Earth Observatory Carbon Cycle

Map Depicts Global Forest Heights

ICESat GLAS LiDAR-derived Global Estimates of Forest Canopy Height, 2004-2008

GLOBE Leaf Classification

Examining the Viability of Planting Trees to Help Mitigate Climate Change

Global Forest Watch

NASA Worldview

GLOBE Measure Tree Height on a Slope

Finding Oregon's Tallest Trees

Maryland's Oldest Tree: Travilah Oak

2019 National Register of Champion Trees

NOAA Tree Ring Datasets

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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 (NSIDC) in Colorado, guided us with an interactive tutorial of the Open Altimetry online tool.

Links to resources shown during the webinar

ICESat-2 Elevates our View of Earth

NASA GLOBE Observer Trees Tool Promo Video

Open Altimetry Website

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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:

About GLOBE

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

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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

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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!

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