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23-24 April U.S. Northwest Regional SRS

Students at the Northwest SRS
Poster presentations at the Northwest SRS

Teachers, students, U.S. partners, scientists, and alumni from the Northwest Region (AK, ID, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA, WY) are invited to gather and discuss GLOBE student research projects at the fifth annual Northwest Student Research Symposium (SRS). This event will include presentations of student research, professional development for teachers, and networking and collaboration opportunities for all participants.



The United States GLOBE Student Research Symposia (SRS) will not be held this spring due to COVID-19. The SRS leadership team is currently discussing other ways that students could share their GLOBE research. The United States GLOBE Office staff are thinking daily about all of you and are committed to continuing the SRS in future years. Be well and please reach out with ideas on how the GLOBE Partners and the U.S. GLOBE Office can help you #doGLOBE! 

Please check with the SRS webpage for the most current information. If you have any questions about the research process or bringing students to the SRS, please use the SRS Teacher Hotline


Location: International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska

Host: Elena Sparrow and Katie Spellman, International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (Alaska)

Tentative Agenda:

Thursday, April 23

1:00 - 4:30 pm

Arrival to Fairbanks, Alaska and hotel check in at Wedgewood Resort

4:30 pm

Student/teacher check in with SRS Coordinator

5:00 pm

Welcome Dinner and Keynote Speaker at Wedgewood Resort (Gazebo Room)

6:30 pm

Hike at Creamers Field Wildlife Refuge

8:00 pm

Student Poster Presentation rehearsal time

Friday, April 24

8:00 - 8:45 am

Breakfast at Wedgewood Resort

9:00 - 9:45 am

Student/Teacher travel by charter bus from Wedgewood Resort for UAF campus

Poster Set up in UAF International Arctic Research Center lobby, final rehearsal

Project reviewers gather to discuss review process at UAF International Arctic Research Center

9:45 am - 12:00 pm

Poster rotation and review by scientists and peers

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Group lunch in International Arctic Research Center room 501

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Hands-on Arctic Science Activities for students and teachers

Project review deliberations

4:00 pm

Bus back to Wedgewood Resorts, free time

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Dinner and recognition at Wedgewood Resort (Gazebo room)


Saturday, April 25

8:00 am

Breakfast at Wedgewood Resort

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Research Projects:

Student projects will be presented in a poster presentation format. Poster size should be no more than 36" by 48". All projects must use GLOBE protocols or GLOBE data, and data collected should be entered in the GLOBE Database. If you have questions about data entry, please contact your cooperating partnership and/or see this Data Entry webinar

For more information on the poster review process, see the SRS Project Review page.

Lodging and Meals:

Participants will stay at Wedgewood Resort. The Wedgewood Resort is located on the edge of the Creamers Field Wildlife refuge with access to miles of hiking trails right from the hotel! 

Lodging accommodations for Thursday and Friday night will be provided for sponsored teachers and students.

Dinner on Thursday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday, and breakfast on Saturday will be provided for all participants. 

Participant Travel Support:

Teachers may apply for travel funding support by completing the Funding Application by 01 February 2020. For more information and eligibility, please see the SRS Logistics page. 

Getting to the event:

For those flying in, a taxi can be taken from the airport to the hotel (this will be reimbursed for sponsored teams). 



What should I wear?

Presentation day (Saturday) is business casual. For other days, wear regular school clothing. Some events will take place outside. Bring clothes to layer, sweater, a rain jacket, sturdy shoes or rain boots with warm socks. Average temperatures in Fairbanks at the end of April are 50°F Highs/ 30°F lows.

Should students bring spending money?

Meals during the event will be provided to all participants. If your team is funded through GLOBE, meals during travel will also be covered. Students are welcome to bring money for other incidentals, but it is not necessary. 

Event Topics: Science Symposia and Fairs type: globe-events

Events origin: United States of America