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Phase III ENSO Campaign Webinar "Water Quality" Will be Held on 24 October
The next Phase III GLOBE ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) Student Research Campaign science and research webinar will be held on 24 October at 5 p.m. ET (9 p.m. UTC): “Water Quality.”
During Phase III of the campaign, which recently launched, there will be two types of webinars:
- Monthly Science and Research Webinars – These webinars will focus on our guiding questions as we learn about research currently being conducted by scientists at NASA and around the world. We will also explore a variety of both GLOBE and non-GLOBE resources that can be used to enhance students' understanding of the science behind the guiding questions. Each webinar will be an hour in length with the first 30 minutes focusing on the science and research efforts, and the second 30 minutes collaborating and sharing resources. At the end of each webinar, there will be a guided example of how to access NASA environmental data using an online resource.
- The SODA Webinars – These webinars will focus on the data collected during the SODA protocol measurement period. Several schools (teachers and students) will present their data collection and what the data has told them about “Water in Our Environment.” Each school presenting at a SODA webinar will then collaborate with another school or schools taking some of the same measurements, answering the same questions. Schools can participate in more than one SODA event during the campaign. There is no limit on data collection.
The guiding questions for the 24 October webinar are:
- SME: “What is the quality of water in our environment?” (A NASA scientist will give an overview of the use of remote sensing to measure water quality.)
- Collaboration: We will focus our discussion on these questions:
1. What are some "Best Practices" when using hydrology protocols?
2. How can teachers/scientists use their results to bring about change in their communities?
3. What are some potential collaborations GLOBE schools could engage in while focusing on water quality?
4. What resources/support can we offer to enhance their collaboration?
To learn more about Phase III of the ENSO Student Research Campaign, click here! To receive emails and to sign up for the webinars, click here! Then you will be on your way to connecting with NASA, scientists, and teachers around the world!
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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office