GLOBE is part of Sound to Sea, the only residential environmental education program on the NC Outer Banks, offering school groups a habitat-based program which includes multi-disciplinary hands-on activities, a Challenge Course and special evening programs. Last year, 110 school groups (over 6000 students-grades 2-12, teachers and chaperons) explored this NC barrier island and its five habitats in Sound to Sea programs at Trinity Center on Bogue Banks. The Sound of the Sea (SOS) staff was introduced to GLOBE using the Earth As a System Activity and trained in GLOBE hydrology protocols. Protocols include water transparency, water temperature, dissolved oxygen, ph, macro invertebrates, and salinity for their work with middle grade students and as a GLOBE site. SOS staff participated in GLOBE learning activities including the water walk, model a catchment basin, the Carbon Cycle Adventure Story and the Carbon Travels Game. SOS staff also navigated the GLOBE website and learned how to use the GLOBE visualization tools to view 10 years of SOS data collected.
News origin: University of North Carolina at Charlotte