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2020 Total Solar Eclipse – Observations from the GLOBE Community
“On Monday, 14 December 2020, South America was treated to a fantastic astronomical event – a total solar eclipse. Those in the path of totality had the opportunity to experience an awe-inspiring sight – the Moon completely covering the Sun and allowing the Sun’s atmosphere, known as the corona, to be seen,” said Kristen Weaver (Science Systems and Applications, Inc.) in a GLOBE Observer news article highlighting the event.  >>

New Year’s Message to the GLOBE Community from GIO Director Dr. Tony Murphy
I’m sure we can all agree that 2020 has been a year like no other in our lives. In the effort to protect ourselves and our families, we have spent a very large part of the year on the inside looking out, in our homes, and in our heads. And, while we crave the days ahead when friends can gather together, work together, make plans together, we should remember what we have learned during this period of isolation, alone and apart.  >>

GLOBE Implementation Office Closed 01 January for New Year's Day
The GLOBE Implementation Office, including the Community Support Team, will be closed Friday, 01 January, in order to celebrate New Year's Day. Welcome 2021!  >>

Submitting a Report to the 2021 IVSS? Check out the New Student Blog! Reports Due 10 March
It’s just about time to start submitting your reports to the 2021 International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS)! Reports will be accepted from early January through 10 March. The 2021 IVSS will be focusing on Data Analysis.  >>

GLOBE Implementation Office Welcomes New Assistant Director: Dr. Denise Yost
Dr. Denise Yost joins the GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) on 04 January 2021 as the Assistant Director. Denise is a marine scientist, educator, and leader who is passionate about GLOBE’s international hands-on environmental science and education mission. “We are excited to have Denise join the GIO team,” said Dr. Tony Murphy, GIO Director. She brings a new and different leadership style that will help the team move forward as it deals with new programmatic initiatives involving revised or new processes for trainer certification, science protocol deactivation, science protocol introductions, and internal communication procedures with SSAI and the GLOBE Observer Team.”  >>

Recent Article Highlights Fun Science-at-Home Opportunities Using the GLOBE Observer App
A recent article, “Engaging Families with GLOBE Observer,” written by Theresa Schwerin, Heather A. Fischer, and Heather Mortimer, highlights the “educational” and “fun” contributions of citizen scientists from around the world using the GLOBE Observer app.  >>

Have You Read the Most Recent Trees Around the GLOBE Blogs? Check Them out Today!
Are you participating in the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign? Then you’ll want to read the most recent GLOBE Community Blogs written by Brian Campbell, NASA Senior Earth Science Education Specialist.  >>

U.S. GLOBE Teachers/Partners: Join January Watercoolers (Beginning 04 January) – Sign Up to Present!
U.S. GLOBE Teachers and Partners: Join the Watercoolers in January. Watercoolers, which start at 04:10 p.m. EST, are an informal opportunity to connect with other GLOBE teachers and partners to share ideas. Each week begins with a presentation from a teacher or partner, with time for questions and conversation following.  >>

U.S. GLOBE Partners: Nominations for U.S. Partner Forum Due 04 January
U.S. GLOBE Partnerships/Partners: Please consider joining the U.S. Partner Forum (USPF) or recommending someone to serve as a member. The U.S. is divided into six GLOBE regions. Each region has one representative on the USPF who works closely to guide the future of GLOBE in the United States.  >>

GISN Accepts Early Career STEM Professionals – Paying it Forward Made Easy!
Tip of the Week: The GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN) is seeking early career STEM professionals. This GISN subgroup consists of members who are upper-level undergraduate or master's students pursuing a degree in a STEM field, as well as recent graduates who are working in STEM fields who have less than five years’ experience.  >>