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The big announcement this month was that we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Student Research Symposia. We have some other activities that we will working on instead, which will support the IVSS and SRS into the future! In other news, I attended a couple virtual multi-day meetings and had lots of resources cross my desk. Some of those are listed below. I look forward to 2021 and...


Fall is a whirlwind of virtual meetings! We had the GLOBE North American Regional Meeting in mid-October and I attended some of the sessions of the GLOBE Europe and Eurasia Regional Meeting. I guess that is one positive from the move to virtual meetings; it opens the opportunity to attend if you cannot travel. Some things that came across my desk this month… Grant opportunity for Maryland...


Happy Fall! This is certainly not the typical beginning of the academic year we had hoped for, but I hear amazing things about GLOBE teachers across the country making it work remotely, through in-person hybrids and for some, completely in-person. I hope you find little tidbits here that you can use.  Stay safe and stay well friends! Resources that came skidding across my desk (aka my...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Event Topics: Webinars Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Science Symposia and Fairs GLOBE Science Topics: Scientist Skills Meetings/Conferences Climate News Topics: Virtual Science Fair Meetings Video

Here are a couple resources that crossed my desk in August which you might find interesting: 20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course GLOBE Playlist in the STEM for All Multiplex NOAA’s Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) Community Resilience Education Theory of Change (It really highlights community science work...a perfect place to use GLOBE!) Quizlet used their online...


First - congratulations to Dr. David Padgett from Tennessee State University! See below for links to the YES Medal award and details! Catching up around here with the busy summer! Many Partners and teachers had the opportunity to attend the GLOBE Annual Meeting this year since it was virtual. Click on the link and you can view any presentations you missed. The student reports were amazing and...


With the events of the last month, the U.S. GLOBE Office took some time to #ShutDownSTEM, think, gather ideas, listen and learn. Moving forward, we will be looking at some actions that we can take to better support our communities, and GLOBE colleagues, teachers and students. Partner News The University of Toledo Partnership is conducting a joint PD with the SUNY Fredonia Partnership,...


The GLOBE Weekly Watercoolers have been well-attended. We've discussed alot of different ideas of how GLOBE can help in remote learning, if that will be part of our fall reality. Links, news and other big happenings: The May Watercooler topic around re-tooling GLOBE during COVID-19 led to the co-creation of a couple Padlets. May 8, 2020 Watercooler Padlet...


This month we spent alot of time working through how to offer students who would have participated in the Student Research Symposia another option to share their work. We got it figured out and then the upload tool for reports had to be shut down! That was exciting! Thanks to the Community Support Team, we were able to accept the reports and get them up. Although not in the place they usually...


Partner News Teachers from NASA Langley summer internships reported (through a Zoom presentation) how they modified their curriculum using GLOBE and on projects they completed at Langley to create GLOBE classroom-friendly resources. Elena Sparrow from University of Alaska Fairbanks shared this publication with the Partner Listserve: Spellman KV, Sparrow EB, Chase MJ, Larson A, Kealy K....


What happened in July 2019? Most of the month seemed to be taken up by the Annual Meeting which took place in Detroit, MI...but there were alot of other things too. Partner News The WestEd/US Berkeley Partnership is challenging their schools in a fall data challenge. Boston University is training teachers this summer in preparation for academic year data collection. Teachers collected data...


Each month I create and submit a report detailing the GLOBE happenings shared with me from all over the United States and my activities. These reports usually include GLOBE Partnership updates along with special sections on the Student Research Symposia, communications and projects. As I look back over the year, I thought that perhaps the community would like to know what has been happening...


I've been working with a fantastic group from New Hampshire to provide professional development for educators for years. This year, we've spent a considerable amount of time on the pedosphere, from wetland soils to forest and grassland soils. We've talked about why trees go where they do and all the critters, both macro and micro, that spend time in soil. I've listed some of my favorite...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math Event Topics: Workshops GLOBE Science Topics: Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols Investigation Areas: Pedosphere (Soil) News Topics: Training Primary Audience: Trainers Teachers Students Partners Country Coordinators

I am hearing more and more conversations center around "bundling," particularly when it comes to NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). Sometimes, in my GLOBE world, it is a conversation around bundling the protocols together. I know that some teachers already do this when they take students outside for field investigations. In my email clean-out, I found this little gem that I thought I'd...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math Technology STEM GLOBE Science Topics: GLOBE Protocols Primary Audience: Teachers

I've been digging through my Inbox, trying to clear out some of the large files from the past. I'm at a critical point as these files are triggering invitations to buy more space for storage. Rather than doing that, I'm deleting instead! But during this process, I've come across some resources and discussions that I always seem to forget exist already on the GLOBE website. I thought that...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math GLOBE Science Topics: General Science GLOBE Protocols Scientist Skills Investigation Areas: Biosphere » Biometry (including Tree Height) Biosphere Biosphere » Land Cover Classification

We are very fortunate to have a collaborative relationship with Dr. Joseph Kerski, the Education Manager from Esri. To advance our work together, he produced a couple short webinars on using GLOBE data in ArcGIS Online and wrote a blog about it too. His presentation "Collecting, Analyzing and Mapping Field Data" can also be found online here. To find out how you can use ArcGIS (at no cost to...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Science and Math Technology GLOBE Science Topics: Data Included Scientist Skills News Topics: Video Primary Audience: Teachers Students Partners

The hotel and dorm rooms are being reserved across the country for the United States Regional Student Research Symposia (SRS). The agendas are roughed out. The speakers are confirming. Students are carrying out GLOBE protocols and analyzing data. Teachers are applying for funding to support team travel (due February 1st). All of this gives me a chance to think about the students that have...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math Technology STEM Event Topics: Science Symposia and Fairs GLOBE Science Topics: Scientist Skills Primary Audience: Teachers

At the Annual Meeting in Connecticut this summer, I asked the United States GLOBE partners and teachers to write down one GLOBE-related accomplishment on an index card. It could be either professional or personal, something that was time-consuming or one that took minutes. Whatever it was, it had to have made them proud or excited about their year in GLOBE. The responses are below:   ...


Posted in: Event Topics: Meetings News Topics: Meetings Regions Primary Audience: Trainers Teachers Students Partners Scientists Alumni Country Coordinators

This week's blog is written by Bonnie Banyas, a teacher at Memorial School in Newton, NH. The New Hampshire Education and Environment Team (NHEET), funded through a state Math Science Partnership grant, was able to support the purchase and installation of a weather shelter at Memorial School (and the other participating schools) and the associated supplies for collecting environmental data....


Please welcome Guest Blogger Shona Emery, a GLOBE 5th/6th Grade STEAM Teacher from Ellis School in Fremont, New Hampshire. This blog is the fourth in a series of posts by GLOBE teachers sharing classroom experiences to support the student research process. The series is supported by NSF funding for the United States Regional Student Research Symposia. If you are a teacher interested in...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math Event Topics: Science Symposia and Fairs GLOBE Science Topics: Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols General Science Investigation Areas: Hydrosphere » Dissolved Oxygen Hydrosphere » Freshwater Macroinvertebrates Hydrosphere Hydrosphere » Water Temperature Hydrosphere » Water Transparency Hydrosphere » pH Learning Activities: Hydrology » Practicing Your Protocols Primary Audience: Teachers Teacher's Guide: Protocol Specific Documents » Data Sheets Grade Level » Upper Primary: 3-5 Grade Level » Middle: 6-8 Protocol Specific Documents » Site Definition Sheet (protocol specific) Protocol Specific Documents » Protocol Protocol Specific Documents » Field Guides

Last year I watched several webinars which were developed for teachers whose students were participating in the GLOBE science fair. While they were all good, one really stood out to me and basically changed the way I taught, "Writing Conclusions using the C-E-R Framework."


Posted in: Curriculum: Assessment and Evaluation Science and Math Event Topics: Science Symposia and Fairs GLOBE Science Topics: Scientist Skills News Topics: Virtual Science Fair Primary Audience: Teachers Partners Country Coordinators