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On Monday 14 October 2022, our team changed hats from the U.S. Coordination Office ones and put on our NH GLOBE Partnership beanies to spend the afternoon collecting macroinvertebrates and water quality data at the Cocheco River/Hanson Pines site with 4th and 5th graders from Maple Street Magnet School in Rochester, NH. We had so much fun - and our colleague from the University of New...


I have alot of text and hyperlinks today so I won't say much more than it is full-speed ahead on planning for NARM, supporting 4 in-person NARM professional learning workshops, AND starting to dig into the logistics of in-person Regional Student Research Symposia for spring 2023! Fall is fun! The U.S. had a bunch of news stories published in September:​​​​​​​ Meet a New Southeast Region...


​​​​The North American Regional Meeting (NARM) scheduled for 2-4 November 2022, is top on the U.S. Coordination Office minds, and all the planning that goes into this kind of virtual event! This year, we are also trying something new and there will be 4 professional learning sessions (open to Partners and teachers) on 7-8 November, scattered across the country. See last week's blog for the...


We have posted a very requested Watercooler that happened on September 8th, “Telling Your Tree Stories!” An eNewsletter just went out and if you follow the link to the Recent Issue, you can subscribe yourself. These are pretty irregular and usually focus around something very timely such as SRS announcements, opportunities for students and teachers, and new GLOBE resources. Haley...


Hello! My name is Margaret Gregory. I am a science writer for the USDA Forest Service. I found my way into the Forest Service through the Resource Assistant Program; before that, I taught physical science and chemistry at a public high school for three years. Even though I taught the physical sciences, my heart lies in the biological sciences—I minored in biology in my undergrad program....


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math STEM GLOBE Science Topics: General Science GLOBE Protocols Scientist Skills Investigation Areas: Biosphere Learning Activities: Land Cover/Biology Earth as a System » P4: A Beginning Look at Photosynthesis Primary Audience: Students Teachers

Happy Fall GLOBE community! The leaves are starting to change color here in New Hampshire and the U.S. Coordination Office has compiled all the GLOBE resources you need to study green-down! Let us know if we forgot anything! Evaluation Working Group Monthly Meeting Summary (NA Representative, Dr. Eleanor Jaffee): The GIO is currently working with an external evaluation team on a...


I'm back! Good things coming up this fall but I will hold off on some of them because we like to keep these weekly posts efficient! The 2021 Yearbook is published! GLOBE Partners and teachers are doing AMAZING things! Really nice blog post from AGU on critical thinking skills:...


About the Author: Veshell Lewis, PhD is a Biology Teacher at Dacula High School and Adjunct Biology Instructor at Georgia State University. She has worked with students using GLOBE Program protocols since 2013. Secondary teachers can use the scientific article and scientist designed diagram as facilitation tools for discussing important global carbon cycle...


Hoping to see you at the GLOBE Annual Meeting next week! Loving the session choices and our team has divided up so we can cover them all.   The U.S. Partner session is on Monday afternoon from 3-5pm ET/1-3pm PT (we will end earlier than that, promise!). Our team will share NARM, SRS, and Yearbook news, we will hear from GPO, and announce two RFPs. We will breakout with a couple...


Happy Friday! ​​​​​​​Were you wondering about the lack of posts the last few weeks? I was spending some time in the Adirondacks (NY) with my family the week before July 4th and last week I was in Estes Park, CO with the GLOBE and Earth Systems Science Collaboratives. I encourage you to check out their pages for more information about the 7 groups of GLOBE Partnerships and their regional and...


We’ve been posting alot of news stories lately and making them more interesting with pictures. Alicia discovered that when she was adding alt text to the images, it was changing them all to the same alt text. This isn’t a great thing to have happen and we reported it to GLOBE. In the meantime, Haley found a workaround to the problem so take a look at this short video if you are planning on...


       Big news from Zoom – there is a Beta Avatar setting you can test out. As you can see, the  GLOBE U.S. Coordination Office did during our weekly meeting.      One more Watercooler to close out the academic year next week June 23rd at 4:10pm ET/1:10pm PT – we are celebrating 50 years of Earth Observations. Come join us! Register...


GLOBE Partners, watch for the Regional Newsletters coming to your Inbox soon. They will have a highlight of the SRS that happened in your region. If you don't get the newsletters or want to know more about U.S. GLOBE activities, visit our Stay Current page to follow, sign-up and see all the ways we communicate with the community. New Natural Inquirer GLOBE Crosswalk blog published using the...


​​​​Teachers of Kindergarten to Grade 2 can use stories and observations of nature outside your door to help students understand how the systems of Earth (atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and pedosphere) are connected. Start by reading the Elementary GLOBE story “All About Earth: Our World on Stage” to get an overview of some of the connections between the components of the Earth. The...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills Investigation Areas: Earth As a System Biosphere Learning Activities: Earth as a System Earth as a System » Earth System in a Bottle Earth as a System » We're All Connected: Earth System Interactions Earth as a System » Earth System Play Primary Audience: Students Teachers

The U.S. Office is wrapping up the 2022 local Student Research Symposia (SRS). Keep an eye out for stories highlighting these events. Thank you to all the teachers, students and Partners who made these events a success! Alicia Carlson (new hire in our office - YEAH!) is working on a couple of GLOBE and Natural Inquirer crosswalks. If you are a pre-service or current teacher, contact us to...


Natural cycles are occurring all around us all the time-- but do you notice them? Place-based observation cultivates childrens’ innate sense of wonder while learning about data collection, ecosystems, climate, and plants. This series incorporates resources about leaf color change from the Natural Inquirer and Green-Down Data Collection Protocol from GLOBE to start off the school year engaging...


The big announcement this month was that we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Student Research Symposia. We have some other activities that we will working on instead, which will support the IVSS and SRS into the future! In other news, I attended a couple virtual multi-day meetings and had lots of resources cross my desk. Some of those are listed below. I look forward to 2021 and...


Fall is a whirlwind of virtual meetings! We had the GLOBE North American Regional Meeting in mid-October and I attended some of the sessions of the GLOBE Europe and Eurasia Regional Meeting. I guess that is one positive from the move to virtual meetings; it opens the opportunity to attend if you cannot travel. Some things that came across my desk this month… Grant opportunity for Maryland...


Happy Fall! This is certainly not the typical beginning of the academic year we had hoped for, but I hear amazing things about GLOBE teachers across the country making it work remotely, through in-person hybrids and for some, completely in-person. I hope you find little tidbits here that you can use.  Stay safe and stay well friends! Resources that came skidding across my desk (aka my...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Event Topics: Webinars Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Science Symposia and Fairs GLOBE Science Topics: Scientist Skills Meetings/Conferences Climate News Topics: Virtual Science Fair Meetings Video

Here are a couple resources that crossed my desk in August which you might find interesting: 20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course GLOBE Playlist in the STEM for All Multiplex NOAA’s Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) Community Resilience Education Theory of Change (It really highlights community science work...a perfect place to use GLOBE!) Quizlet used their online...


First - congratulations to Dr. David Padgett from Tennessee State University! See below for links to the YES Medal award and details! Catching up around here with the busy summer! Many Partners and teachers had the opportunity to attend the GLOBE Annual Meeting this year since it was virtual. Click on the link and you can view any presentations you missed. The student reports were amazing and...


With the events of the last month, the U.S. GLOBE Office took some time to #ShutDownSTEM, think, gather ideas, listen and learn. Moving forward, we will be looking at some actions that we can take to better support our communities, and GLOBE colleagues, teachers and students. Partner News The University of Toledo Partnership is conducting a joint PD with the SUNY Fredonia Partnership,...


The GLOBE Weekly Watercoolers have been well-attended. We've discussed alot of different ideas of how GLOBE can help in remote learning, if that will be part of our fall reality. Links, news and other big happenings: The May Watercooler topic around re-tooling GLOBE during COVID-19 led to the co-creation of a couple Padlets. May 8, 2020 Watercooler Padlet...


This month we spent alot of time working through how to offer students who would have participated in the Student Research Symposia another option to share their work. We got it figured out and then the upload tool for reports had to be shut down! That was exciting! Thanks to the Community Support Team, we were able to accept the reports and get them up. Although not in the place they usually...


Partner News Teachers from NASA Langley summer internships reported (through a Zoom presentation) how they modified their curriculum using GLOBE and on projects they completed at Langley to create GLOBE classroom-friendly resources. Elena Sparrow from University of Alaska Fairbanks shared this publication with the Partner Listserve: Spellman KV, Sparrow EB, Chase MJ, Larson A, Kealy K....


What happened in July 2019? Most of the month seemed to be taken up by the Annual Meeting which took place in Detroit, MI...but there were alot of other things too. Partner News The WestEd/US Berkeley Partnership is challenging their schools in a fall data challenge. Boston University is training teachers this summer in preparation for academic year data collection. Teachers collected data...


Each month I create and submit a report detailing the GLOBE happenings shared with me from all over the United States and my activities. These reports usually include GLOBE Partnership updates along with special sections on the Student Research Symposia, communications and projects. As I look back over the year, I thought that perhaps the community would like to know what has been happening...


I've been working with a fantastic group from New Hampshire to provide professional development for educators for years. This year, we've spent a considerable amount of time on the pedosphere, from wetland soils to forest and grassland soils. We've talked about why trees go where they do and all the critters, both macro and micro, that spend time in soil. I've listed some of my favorite...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math Event Topics: Workshops GLOBE Science Topics: Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols Investigation Areas: Pedosphere (Soil) News Topics: Training Primary Audience: Trainers Teachers Students Partners Country Coordinators

I am hearing more and more conversations center around "bundling," particularly when it comes to NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). Sometimes, in my GLOBE world, it is a conversation around bundling the protocols together. I know that some teachers already do this when they take students outside for field investigations. In my email clean-out, I found this little gem that I thought I'd...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math Technology STEM GLOBE Science Topics: GLOBE Protocols Primary Audience: Teachers

I've been digging through my Inbox, trying to clear out some of the large files from the past. I'm at a critical point as these files are triggering invitations to buy more space for storage. Rather than doing that, I'm deleting instead! But during this process, I've come across some resources and discussions that I always seem to forget exist already on the GLOBE website. I thought that...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math GLOBE Science Topics: General Science GLOBE Protocols Scientist Skills Investigation Areas: Biosphere » Biometry (including Tree Height) Biosphere Biosphere » Land Cover Classification

We are very fortunate to have a collaborative relationship with Dr. Joseph Kerski, the Education Manager from Esri. To advance our work together, he produced a couple short webinars on using GLOBE data in ArcGIS Online and wrote a blog about it too. His presentation "Collecting, Analyzing and Mapping Field Data" can also be found online here. To find out how you can use ArcGIS (at no cost to...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Science and Math Technology GLOBE Science Topics: Data Included Scientist Skills News Topics: Video Primary Audience: Teachers Students Partners

The hotel and dorm rooms are being reserved across the country for the United States Regional Student Research Symposia (SRS). The agendas are roughed out. The speakers are confirming. Students are carrying out GLOBE protocols and analyzing data. Teachers are applying for funding to support team travel (due February 1st). All of this gives me a chance to think about the students that have...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math Technology STEM Event Topics: Science Symposia and Fairs GLOBE Science Topics: Scientist Skills Primary Audience: Teachers

At the Annual Meeting in Connecticut this summer, I asked the United States GLOBE partners and teachers to write down one GLOBE-related accomplishment on an index card. It could be either professional or personal, something that was time-consuming or one that took minutes. Whatever it was, it had to have made them proud or excited about their year in GLOBE. The responses are below:   ...


Posted in: Event Topics: Meetings News Topics: Meetings Regions Primary Audience: Trainers Teachers Students Partners Scientists Alumni Country Coordinators

This week's blog is written by Bonnie Banyas, a teacher at Memorial School in Newton, NH. The New Hampshire Education and Environment Team (NHEET), funded through a state Math Science Partnership grant, was able to support the purchase and installation of a weather shelter at Memorial School (and the other participating schools) and the associated supplies for collecting environmental data....


Please welcome Guest Blogger Shona Emery, a GLOBE 5th/6th Grade STEAM Teacher from Ellis School in Fremont, New Hampshire. This blog is the fourth in a series of posts by GLOBE teachers sharing classroom experiences to support the student research process. The series is supported by NSF funding for the United States Regional Student Research Symposia. If you are a teacher interested in...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math Event Topics: Science Symposia and Fairs GLOBE Science Topics: Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols General Science Investigation Areas: Hydrosphere » Dissolved Oxygen Hydrosphere » Freshwater Macroinvertebrates Hydrosphere Hydrosphere » Water Temperature Hydrosphere » Water Transparency Hydrosphere » pH Learning Activities: Hydrology » Practicing Your Protocols Primary Audience: Teachers Teacher's Guide: Document Types » Data Sheets Grade Levels » Upper Primary: 3-5 Grade Levels » Middle: 6-8 Document Types » Site Definition Sheets Document Types » Protocol Instructions Document Types » Field Guides

Last year I watched several webinars which were developed for teachers whose students were participating in the GLOBE science fair. While they were all good, one really stood out to me and basically changed the way I taught, "Writing Conclusions using the C-E-R Framework."


Posted in: Curriculum: Assessment and Evaluation Science and Math Event Topics: Science Symposia and Fairs GLOBE Science Topics: Scientist Skills News Topics: Virtual Science Fair Primary Audience: Teachers Partners Country Coordinators

Please welcome Guest Blogger Jayme Margolin-Sneider, a GLOBE 6-8 grade science teacher and STEM Advisor from Westview Middle School in Longmont, Colorado.   This is the second in a series of posts by GLOBE teachers sharing classroom experiences to support the student research process. The series is supported by NSF funding for the United States Regional Student Research Symposia. If you...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math Event Topics: Meetings Competitions Science Symposia and Fairs GLOBE Science Topics: Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols General Science Data Included Meetings/Conferences News Topics: Competitions Meetings Regions Primary Audience: Teachers Students Partners

  Last week in New Hampshire we had two snow days and yesterday, another! Finally! Meanwhile, I know some other regions of the country have been having record high temperatures and torrential rain. Isn't weather amazing? The weekly update went out a few hours ago to the teachers signed up on our United States GLOBE Student Research Symposia (SRS) Listserve but here is the link in case...


Happy snow day from New Hampshire! Today was a perfect day for me to send out the first email message to 48 subscribed GLOBE teachers through the SRS list AND update the U.S. GLOBE Twitter profile. The picture on our Twitter profile is one I captured at the GLOBE Annual Meeting in Estes Park, CO. Not a bad place for field work. Subscribers to the United States GLOBE SRS Weekly update list...


Things will start happening weekly in the Regional Student Research Symposia (SRS) project and the leadership team wants to keep all GLOBE United States teachers informed! We've got professional development webinars, virtual office hours where you can ask questions, lots and lots of resources and Mission EARTH webinars running in parallel too. To help you stay in-the-know, we've created a...


Please welcome Guest Blogger Bill Meyers, a GLOBE teacher from Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette, Colorado. This is the first in a series of posts by GLOBE teachers sharing classroom experiences to support the student research process. The series is supported by NSF funding for the United States Regional Student Research Symposia. If you are a teacher interested in contributing, please...


Posted in: Event Topics: Science Symposia and Fairs GLOBE Science Topics: Scientist Skills Meetings/Conferences News Topics: Virtual Science Fair Regions Calendar Primary Audience: Teachers Students Partners Scientists Alumni

Please welcome Haley Wicklein from the NH Leitzel Center GLOBE Partnership as a guest blogger. Haley is very familiar with GLOBE through her work on the GLOBE Carbon Cycle project. She was an elementary school science specialist and has now returned to the University of New Hampshire! There are new GLOBE Weather Stations at work at six schools in NH! This fall, Jen Bourgeault and I traveled...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: General Science Scientist Skills Investigation Areas: Atmosphere » Precipitation Atmosphere » Air Temperature Atmosphere » Relative Humidity Atmosphere Primary Audience: Teachers Teacher's Guide: Investigation Area Documents » Site Definition Sheet

Anne Lewis inspired me to dig though my archive and highlight some of the resources and links that I have sent along to various members of the GLOBE community. I compiled many of them here. It makes for a very link-heavy blog post but perhaps there are some nuggets in here for you. Representing GLOBE at Workshops and Meetings? If you are attending a conference or meeting and referencing...


United States Regional Student Research Symposia (SRS) Watch this space, at the top of every blog, for news on the NSF-funded U.S. Regional SRS as dates and locations roll in! If you are a teacher and participated last year, please contact me at usglobecc@gmail.com about the opportunity to blog about the experience!   Geographic Area Location Date Southeast ...


April 2015: The why “Jen, create a list of ideas for making GLOBE more visible in the United States that will engage GLOBE Partnerships, teachers, and students nationally.” All right. I can do that. My top ten ideas: Number Ten - The Science Fairs. The last one on the list. My least favorite. Of course everyone picks that one to develop. Of course. Flashback to my pre-GLOBE years: My...


If you clicked on a link to this page due to some intriguing headline, I hope you will not be too disappointed. A momentary lapse in judgement inspired me to ask the GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) for a Blog tab and now that it is here; it’s been waiting for some content. My intent was to fill this with guest bloggers, U.S. teachers in particular, writing about how they are implementing...