GLOBE/ESS Collaborative

GLOBE and Earth System Science (ESS) Collaboratives


The University Corporation of Atmospheric Research (UCAR) GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) and the UCAR Center for Science Education (SciEd) facilitated the development of seven Earth System Science (ESS)Collaborative Teams with remote learning opportunities over two years culminating in a workshop in July 2022. The purpose of this project was to study how the ESS collaborative model, developed in Colorado, could be replicated, and adapted across GLOBE regions. 



• Generate discussions between and among teams to share ideas, resources, and expertise; to increase collaboration and improve ESS education within their defined area of influence

• Develop/refine short/mid-term plans and define participating networks to accomplish the

objectives relevant to improving ESS education.



Who Makes up the Collaborative Teams?



  • Formal and informal providers in Earth System Science (ESS) from:
    • K-12 schools
    • Community colleges
    • Universities
    • Minority serving institutions
    • Informal science learning centers
    • Nonprofit education organizations
  • Regional GLOBE representative
  • Active GLOBE Partners in a region


Project Members


Region Members
California Svetlana Darche (WestEd)
Peter Falcon (NASA JPL)
Matt Ferner (SF Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve)
Gerardo Salazar (Office of Outdoor Environmental Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District)
Kay Ferrari (NASA JPL, Solar System Ambassadors Program)
Peggy Foletta (Elkhorn Slough National Estuarian Research Researve)
Tracy Ostrom (UC Berkeley)
Midwest Janet Struble (University of Toledo)
David Bydlowski (Wayne RESA-AREN)
Dr. Kevin Czaijkowski (University of Toledo)
Dr. Michael Notaro (University of Wisconsin-M)
Rosalyn Pertzborn (University of Wisconsin-M)
Sarah Nern (Purdue University)
New York Dr. Michael Jabot (SUNY Fredonia)
Dr. Janeil Rey (Erie2 Chautauqua- Cattaraugus Board of Cooperative Educational Services )
Mary Ronan (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)
Dr. David Henry (Buffalo State College)
Paula Ferneza (WNY CAM P-Tech Academy)
New England Peter Garik (Boston University)
Joan Haley (Shelburne Farms)
Haley Wicklein (Univeristy of New Hampshire)
Evan Kuras (Boston University)
Patricia Janulewicz Lloyd (Boston University)
Donald McCasland (Blue Hill Observatory)
Southeast (Cross-Region 1) Garry Harris (Center for Sustainable Communities/SMART Academy Center of Excellence)
Dr. Camelia Opukdu (Xavier University)
Dr. Russanne Low (Institute for Global Environmental Studies)

Noah Newman (CoCoRaHs)
Deanna TeBockhorst
Andrew Warnock (CSU)
Courtney Butler (CSU)
Rich Wagner (Metro State University)
Janelle Johnson (Metro State University)
John Ristvey (UCAR)
Briana Adeline Ingermann (CU Fiske Planetarium)
Mike O’Toole (St. Vrain CO Schools)
Karina Hassell (CSU)

Cross Region 2 Dr. David Padgett (Tennessee State University)
Donele Wilkins (Green Door Initiative, Inc.)
Dr. Joi Spraggins (Legacy Bridges STEM Academy)
Dr. Morewell Gasseller (Xavier University)
Darryl Haddock (West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA)
Jackie Williams (Legacy Bridges STEM Academy)

Amy Chen (NASA)
Amy Barfield (UCAR)
Ellen Thomas (UCAR)
Tony Murphy (UCAR)
Valerie Williams (UCAR)
Eslam Khair (UCAR)
Jennifer Bourgeault (University of New Hampshire)



  • Opportunity to build or expand ESS in your region
  • Time to work with ESS leaders to build a sustainable plan for your region
  • All expenses paid trip to Boulder, CO for planning meeting in August (tentative)
  • Ability to network with partners and ESS providers in regions across the United States
  • Expand GLOBE in your region






This work is supported by the National Science Foundation, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
(AGS), # 2011518
This material is based upon work supported by The GLOBE Program Implementation Office, managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and funded in part by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.