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Calling All GLOBE Students and Teachers! Present at Future Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign Webinars!
The Trees Around the GLOBE campaign is working in conjunction with NASA’s ICESat-2, which is using lasers and a very precise detection instrument to measure the elevation of Earth’s surface. The campaign is hosting a series of informal webinars each month that bring together members of the campaign with scientists, STEM professionals, researchers, and informal educators to show what studies of trees mean to their disciplines – and is seeking teachers and students to present at upcoming webinars.
You can present on:
- How we collect tree height, land cover, Green Up/Green Down data!
- How we analyze the data collected!
- The types of research projects that can be developed using GLOBE data and GLOBE data!
- How the collected data matters to the local community or region!
- How can we, or how are we, collaborating with other GLOBE countries and/or schools!
The presentation would be 20-30 minutes in length, with time left over for discussion among the webinar participants.
Interested? Then check out this blog, and leave a comment!
On Tuesday, 27 November, the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign webinar “Live from the Institute for Earth Observations in Palmyra Cove, New Jersey, USA” will be held at 2:00 p.m. EST (7:00 p.m. UTC).
During this webinar, participants will hear from Executive Director John D. Moore and Director of Science, Technology, and Education, Peter Dorofy, both from the Institute for Earth Observations and members of the GLOBE Mission Earth collaborative. John and Peter will discuss what STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), and CTE (Career Technical Education) have in common. The "ACQUIRE- ANALYZE- APPLY (A3) Project introduces teachers and students to important 21st century skillsets. As the role of Earth Observing Satellites, like ICESat-2, become more of a remote sensing tool that impacts our daily lives and decision making, GLOBE students, and beyond, can begin to experience these proficiencies. In addition to the students collecting their GLOBE protocol data as part of the Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign, other remote sensing techniques, such as drones and NASA AEROKAT kites, allow students and teachers to gather their own tree and land cover imagery and data. HoloGLOBE is an Augmented Reality tool that allows teachers and students to Acquire, Analyze, and Apply real time data satellite imagery and data in a unique and cutting-edge way. This data can then be compared to a collection of satellite data through various tools.
To register for the upcoming webinars and to receive emails about future webinars, click here. All the webinars can be joined at https://zoom.us/j/7578241037. Also, if you missed previous webinars, click here.
The Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign
The Trees Around the GLOBE campaign is working in conjunction with NASA’s ICESat-2, which is using lasers and a very precise detection instrument to measure the elevation of Earth’s surface. By timing how long it takes laser beams to travel from the satellite to Earth and back, scientists can calculate the height of glaciers, sea ice, forests, lakes and more – including the changing ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica. The satellite will also measure heights across Earth's temperate and tropical regions, and take stock of the vegetation in forests worldwide.
The campaign is focusing on one exciting variable that the ICESat-2 satellite is measuring: tree height. The campaign is creating an organized community of students who take tree height measurements; compare these measurements to established NASA programs; research tree height data from other GLOBE schools and countries; and take supplemental protocol measurements like Green Up/Green Down and Land Cover Classification. Participants will be able to compare their tree height data to the tree height data from ICESat-2. In addition, scientists from the ICESat-2 mission will periodically review the tree height data. This data will allow scientists to use it as satellite data validation and in potential professional research.
To learn more about the NASA ICESat-2 satellite mission, click here.
To learn more about the Trees Around the GLOBE, including how to start taking measurements, how to retrieve relevant data, how to view ICESat-2 Satellite data, and how to connect to the campaign community, click here.type: globe-news
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office