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01-02 May: U.S. Pacific Regional SRS

Students at the Pacific SRS
Poster presentations at the Pacific SRS

Teachers, students, U.S. partners, scientists, and alumni from the Pacific Region (California, Hawaii, Nevada) are invited to gather and discuss GLOBE student research projects at the fifth annual Pacific 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: Moss Landing Marine Lab, Moss Landing, California and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Watsonville, CA.

Host: Peggy Foletta, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, California

Tentative Agenda:

Friday, May 01

11:30 am

Arrival at Elkhorn Slough Reserve

Student/teacher check in at visitor center

12:00 pm

GLOBE and team building activities

12:45 pm


1:45 pm

GLOBE Activities outside: Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Pedosphere

4:30 pm

Get ready for Dinner/Clean up

5:00 pm

Dinner at Elkhorn Slough Reserve - BBQ dinner outside!

6:30 pm

Welcome and Keynote speaker

8:30 pm

Head to hotel (10 min drive)

Saturday, May 02

7:15 - 8:15 am

Breakfast at the hotel

8:15 am

Drive to Moss Landing Marine Lab

8:30 - 10:00 am Set up posters and peer review session
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Scientist and peer project review

Teacher professional development

12:00 pm


1:00 pm

Hands on science activities at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Scientist reviewer deliberations

3:00 pm

Back to Moss Landing Marine Lab for thanks and recognition

4:00 pm 

Goodbyes and departure


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 the Holiday Inn Express in Marina, CA. Lodging will be provided for sponsored teams on Friday, May 1st. Self-funded teams can receive a discounted rate at the hotel with the room block "GLOBE Pacific SRS", rooms must be booked by April 3rd. 

Lunch and dinner on Friday, May 1 and breakfast and lunch Saturday, May 2 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:

Participant groups will need to travel to Elkhorn Slough Reserve by noon on Friday, travel to Moss Landing Marine Labs after dinner, then travel to the hotel after the speaker. On Saturday participant groups will need to travel to Moss Landing Marine Laboratories by 9:00 am. Funded groups will work with GLOBE to arrange transportation.



What should I wear?

Presentation day (Saturday) is business casual. For other days, wear regular school clothing. Some events will take place outside. 

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