2018 North America Regional Meeting Highlights
The Purdue University GLOBE Partnership hosted the North America Regional Meeting (NARM) and a Pedosphere Train-the-Trainer 26-29 March 2018 in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
Steven Smith and Sarah Nern provided all the pedosphere materials and invited a local soil scientist for a three-tiered training model 26-27 March 2018. In this model, five Indiana teachers and 15 GLOBE community members participated in a workshop facilitated by five candidate Trainers and four candidate Master Trainers, mentored by Master Trainer Lynne Hehr of the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville GLOBE Partnership.
NARM began early on 28 March with a welcome by the NASA Program Manager, Dr. Lin Chambers and a guest speaker, Dr. Jonathan "Nate" Slade Jr., on how the effect of air quality policies can be seen in long-term data.
The meeting was attended by approximately 50 people representing 30 Partnerships and affiliated organizations. Jennifer Bourgeault, Dr. Tony Murphy, Jessica Taylor, and David Overoye shared program updates from the perspectives of the United States office, the GIO, the Working Groups, and the website.
Lightning talk sessions (a series of 6-minute presentations followed by a block of time to speak with the presenters) and strategic planning discussions filled the rest of the 1.5-day meeting with time to network and build collaborative relationships throughout.
The lightning talks covered topics ranging from HoloGLOBE and a pre-service focus group to NGSS-aligned high school curriculum, GIS and GLOBE, and the fire fuel protocol in development, to incorporating engineering into GLOBE.
United States GLOBE partners can access the agenda, list of participants, slides and pictures of the event in the "DocumentsS folder for the U.S. GLOBE Partners Community (under your "Go To" drop-down menu, next to your profile on the top). You must be logged in and a member of the community to access these folders.
News origin: United States of America