News - University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus
Today (19 March): Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign Webinar!
On Tuesday, 19 March, the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign webinar “Our Connection to the Land: Trees and Forests Through the Eyes of the Salish Tribe of Montana,” will be held at 9:00 a.m. EDT (1:00 p.m. UTC).
During this webinar, Oscar Garza and his team will show how GLOBE protocols and citizen science have the potential to help efforts of many communities around the world in their task on language, culture, and landscape revitalization and preservation in a dual-learning environment.
Many indigenous cultures around the world possess a different perspective about forestry and our connection to the land. They hold a vast richness of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). Much of that richness is embedded in the language. Oscar will be respectfully sharing experience from work done at Kalispel Language Survival School (K-4), and almost two years of Forestry college at Salish Kootenai College in efforts to revitalize the language in the Salish corridor.
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. (If you have 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. ICESat-2 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 is also measuring tree heights across Earth's temperate and tropical regions, and take stock of the vegetation in forests worldwide.
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