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Register by 15 February for 2016 Train-the-Trainer and North American Regional Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Registration is now open for the Train-the-Trainer (TTT) and the North American Regional Meeting (NARM). The events will take place 28-30 March at the Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Please register by 15 February!  >>

GLOBE/SMAP Soil Moisture Field Campaign Updates
There is now a SMAP L3 Data Layer on the GLOBE Data Map. Students participating in the Soil Moisture Field Campaign (which began 1 October 2015 and will run through 30 April 2016) can choose to look at specific SMAP data for a particular day – and then compare it to their school data.  >>

Why Would Scientists Join the GLOBE International Scientists’ Network? Find Out!
The GLOBE International Scientists' Network (GISN) is an international network of scientists that work with GLOBE students around the world conducting science. Scientists mentor students and teachers, present scientific ideas, and/or collaborate on scientific research. Each relationship between a scientist and a GLOBE school is unique, and is determined by the scientist and the school. This relationship can be established in different ways.  >>

The GLOBE Science Fair Research Report Upload Tool is Now Available
The Virtual Science Fair Report Upload Tool is now available! Research reports are due on 11 March 2016, but can be entered any time from now until the due date.  >>

Volunteers Needed for Translation of GLOBE Program Materials
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is seeking volunteers to help translate GLOBE Program materials. There is a particular need for French, German, and Spanish – but assistance in all languages would be greatly appreciated.  >>

New Updates/Changes to GLOBE/SMAP Block Soil Moisture Protocol
There have been some exciting changes to the SMAP Block Pattern Soil Moisture Protocol. These changes will aid in the understanding of our planet’s soil moisture – and make your data collection easier.  >>

U.S. GLOBE Regional Science Fair Team Hosting Teaching Webinar: 20 January
The United States GLOBE Regional Science Fair Leadership Team is hosting an informational webinar on Wednesday, 20 January 2016, at 1:00 p.m. MST (3:00 p.m. EST). The goal of this webinar, "Writing Conclusions using the CER Framework," is to help teachers and students prepare entries for the U.S. Regional Science Fairs and the 2016 GLOBE International Virtual Science Fair.  >>

GLOBE/SMAP Soil Moisture Field Campaign 1-Year Highlights Webinar: 02 February
The next GLOBE/SMAP Soil Moisture Field Campaign webinar will be held on Tuesday, 02 February at 4:00 p.m. ET (9:00 p.m. UTC). The webinar is entitled: “1 Year of the SMAP Mission and Global Shout-Outs to all the GLOBE schools/teams collecting SMAP soil moisture data." The GLOBE/SMAP Soil Moisture Field Campaign began 1 October 2015 and will run through 30 April 2016.  >>

GLOBE Recognizes Top Teams for GLOBE/SMAP Data Collection for December 2015
December 2015 was a busy month for soil moisture data collection. Many new schools joined the SMAP Soil Moisture Measurement Field Campaign, almost doubling the data collection for November 2015. The GLOBE Program would like to congratulate all particpants for their excellent work and dedication to this campaign.  >>

GLOBE/SMAP Block Pattern Data Information and Revised Data Report
In response to inquiries regarding data not showing up on the GLOBE Visualization Map under the SMAP Block Pattern layer, The GLOBE Program would like to get the word out that participating schools/teams must be inputting the data via the SMAP Block Pattern Soil Moisture Protocol. If another protocol is used, the data will not show up in the SMAP layer on the map. In addition, a revised data report has been issued.  >>