Pacific (U.S.) Regional Student Research Symposium

All event attendees (students, teachers, GLOBE Partners, chaperones, etc.) must register individually and sign a media release (available through the registration form). A parent/guardian MUST register their own child. 

Teachers, students, U.S. Partners, scientists and alumni from the Pacific region (CA, HI, NV) are invited to gather and discuss GLOBE student research projects at the fourth 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. 

Please follow this page and 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

Students at the Pacific SRS
Poster presentations at the Pacific SRS

Location: NatureBridge of Golden Gate, Sausalito, CA

Host: Tracy Ostrom, WestEd/CCASN at UC Berkeley, CA

Tentative Agenda:

Friday, April 26

3:45 pm

Arrival at NatureBridge Center, Sausalito 

4:00 pm

Student/teacher check in with SRS Coordinator

4:15 pm

Team building activity

5:00 - 5:45 pm 

Dinner in cafeteria 

6:00 pm

Keynote speaker in presentation room

7:00 pm

Bonfire outside

8:00 pm

Student work time

10:00 pm

Students/Chaperones/Teachers to Dorm

11:00 pm

Lights out in dorm

Saturday, April 27

8:00 - 8:45 am

Breakfast (cafeteria) and Poster Set-up

8:45 - 9:30 am

Scientist reviewers gather to discuss review process

9:00 - 10:00 am

Student Peer Review 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Scientists review projects
  • Teacher professional development
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch in cafeteria (students and teachers) (Reviewers - box lunches)

1:00 - 3:00 pm

  • Students & teachers – Hike/Tour at NatureBridge & Marine Mammal Center
  • Reviewer Deliberations

3:00 - 3:45 pm

Recognition and Thanks

4:00 pm

Head home


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. 

For more information on the poster review process, see the SRS Rubrics.


Participants will stay in dorms at the NatureBridge Center.  When registering, please let us know if you will be bringing your own sleeping bag or if you will need one provided for you.

Participant Travel Support:

Teachers may apply for travel funding support by completing the Funding Application by February 1, 2019. For more information and eligibility, please see the SRS Logistics page. 

Lodging accommodations for Friday night will be provided for sponsored teachers and students. Dinner Friday and Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday will be provided for all participants. 

Getting to the event:

There is plenty of parking at the NatureBridge Center. Students and teachers who are flying to the event should fly into Oakland or San Francisco and rent a car to NatureBridge. Driving can take 1 hour, depending on traffic. There is no public transportation to/from the facility.



What should I wear?

Presentation day (Saturday) is business casual. For other days, wear regular school clothing. Participants should dress warmly/ bring layers due to the location of the center... along the Pacific Ocean. Some events will take place outside. 

In addition, please bring the following:

  • Sleeping bag/pillow (please indicate on registration if you need one provided for you)
  • Towel  

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 be covered as well. Students are welcome to bring money for other incidentals, but it is not necessary. 

Event Topics: Science Symposia and Fairs

Event origin: United States of America


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