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Presenter: Tracy Ostrom, UC Berkeley

Tracy provides a follow up session to Susan Hassol's presentation given on April 10 for students. Making sense of past, current, and future climate conditions is complex. Simple communication strategies are presented.

To view the webinar from April 10, go to https://youtu.be/1hJ-fl7O8CI

Please register for this event: https://tinyurl.com/GMEWeb8Student

Presenters: Kathleen Johnson, Donald DeRosa, and Peter Garik from Boston University.

The GLOBE Greenup Webinar will explore green up events in phenological gardens. We will discuss taking data of budburst of shrubs and trees and observations of blooming of flowers using USA Phenological Network specified plants and GLOBE protocols. Examples of phenological garden plants, data, and observations will be from schools in Providence, RI.

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The ASP's 130th Annual Meeting (Advancing Astronomy for All: A Conference on Education, Communication, and Diversity in Science) welcomes your contributions to the advancement of science literacy through astronomy. Share your work and network with other innovative leaders in astronomy education and outreach.

Learn from a thoughtful network of educators and expand your understanding of what's possible in astronomy education with us. Meeting will be held from September 10 - 13, 2018 in...

The 2018 conference for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific will be from September 10 - 13, 2018 in the Sonoma Wine Country. There will be workshops, panels, oral sessions, poster sessions, professional networking, opening reception, formal dinner, and optional extracurricular tours (including wine tasting and tours of Mission Sonoma and Sonoma Square).  

See ASP 2018 Meeting Details about meeting registration, lodging, and other important information. (

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STEM Educator & Associate Researcher: New Horizons in Space Additive Manufacturing and STEM Education

Dates of Program: 7/2/2018 - 8/9/2018

Description:
The New York City College of Technology Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology offers an Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) as well as a baccalaureate degree. Both degree programs are hands-on with engineering applications in areas such as CAD, CAM, Materials Testing, and Robotics. The...

Presenter: Susan Joy Hassol, Director of Climate Communications: science and outreach

Making complex issues such as Climate Change understandable and relatable to our students and greater community can be a challenging task, to say the least. Making sense of past, current, and future climate conditions is more complex than simply looking at CO2 and temperature values.  And understanding how climate change effects on our nation's environmental and economical securities plays a role in how...

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•The STEAM Innovation Lab team hosted a lab tour for Dr. Steve VandenAvond (Northern Michigan University)

I finally made it back to Marquette and wanted to take a second to thank you once again for taking time out of your busy life to show me the lab and all of the wonderful initiatives that you have going.  I couldn't be more excited about continuing to learn from you and helping in some way to move STEM education and the use of virtual reality in education forward.  I was so impressed...

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ISTE/NASA Virtual Workshop – Demystifying Coding – Have Your Pi and Eat It, Too!

Tuesday, March 20, 1:30 pm PT/ 4:30 pm ET

 

Join us Tuesday, March 20, 1:30 pm PT/ 4:30 pm ET for the next free ISTE/NASA virtual workshop, where you’ll learn how to get started with coding using Raspberry Pi and block coding. Register now for the March 20 event.

 

Direct link to register: http://iste.adobeconnect.com/e3b7wyn41cn1/event/event_info.html

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Presenter: Dr. Bruce Anderson, Professor in the Dept. of Earth & Environment, Boston University

Weather and its day-to-day changes are omnipresent in a child’s life.   Observing weather and its day-to-day changes allows students to interact with their environment, take measurements, make predictions, and establish deep foundational knowledge called for by the standards.  In this webinar, we will discuss how measurements made as part of the GLOBE Protocols can help students in all of these...

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The following teachers will share their GLOBE implementation ideas:

Gina Springer and Vicki Willet, teachers from Licking Heights Schools in Licking Height, OH, will describe an activity which illustrates how the sun warms the earth for first graders.  

Juliet Hamilton, grade 4 GLOBE teacher from Skyridge Elementary in Auburn, CA, will talk about how she has implemented GLOBE in her classroom this year.

Susan James, Grade 5 teacher from St. Peter Elementary School in Mansfield, OH...

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The GENIAL (Generating Engagement and New Initiatives for All Latinos)  Summit, funded by the NSF, was held June 5–6, 2017, at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA. Ninety-one practitioners, community leaders, media specialists, and researchers from across the United States and Puerto Rico participated.

Goals

  • Identify needs and opportunities for Latinos in informal science learning (ISL) environments.
  • Facilitate and strengthen professional relationships.
  • Identify...

Solar Week is lively week of online curriculum and fun activities about our sun for grades 5-9 or youth age 11-14, including cool facts, scavenger hunts and games for a whole week. There’s a an online interactive message board where your group or class can submit a question to leading solar scientists. 

GME Webinar #5 - Classroom Career Connections

 Presenters: Svetlana Darche and Tracy Ostrom, GME West & Jessica Taylor, NASA LaRC

This webinar will include a test-drive of the Green 360 Career Catalyst, an on-line college and career readiness resource. The webinar will include a focus on the importance of networking as a career exploration strategy with NASA scientist, Jessica Taylor, discussing the networking opportunities within NASA and the GLOBE program.

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Join us for the ENSO Phase III Science and Collaboration webinar on Tues., Jan. 9th at 9 am EST/ 2 pm UT/ 9 pm Thailand time

This webinar will focus on the impacts of water- both above and below the surface- on the regions in Far Asia and the Pacific. We will hear from a GLOBE scientist and teacher in Thailand, as they share their experiences with the flooding that has increased during the past few monsoon seasons. They will describe how they have their students use GLOBE protocols to...

Earth to Sky’s Interpreting Climate Change Workshop was held Nov 13-14, 2017. Content focused on climate science basics and linking NASA ABoVE campaign research to the lower 48 states. Communication techniques featured sessions on putting research to practice. Course materials are posted at https://tinyurl.com/ets-nai-2017.

Evaluation results:

Participants had a high level of satisfaction with the workshop; 100% of the participants felt the workshop met their expectations and would...

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The National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH is guiding accessibility implementation in WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project. Team member Madeleine Rothberg will be presenting on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017, 5:00 pm EST, at the OZeWAI (Australian Web Adaptability Initiative) Conference in Canberra, Australia, where she will join a panel that includes Microsoft, ABC, and Blackboard. Madeleine will discuss the decisions, trade-offs, and innovations that impact the...

Did you miss GME Webinar #3? Jessica Taylor, NASA LaRC scientist, Maureen Wickenheiser, teacher at St. Patrick’s Elementary School in Carleton, MI, and her Grade 2 student, Cale Jones and Sara Mierzwiak, GME Research Assistant were just awesome! 

Go to our You Tube page to view the video: https://youtu.be/7AvWBbarEqs

What color is the sky today? Sky color will be the focus of the Student Follow Up Webinar.

Students are asked to observe the color of their sky on any of the following...

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This nugget showcases the outreach GME–The University of Toledo has done this fall. Every year GME-UT participates in STEM in the Park held at Bowling Green State University to educate the general public about the resources available through GLOBE and NASA. GME-UT is willing to assist our GLOBE-trained educators in the collection of GLOBE data whenever needed.

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GME Webinar #3-November 7 Tuesday at 8:00 pm EST

Why does the color of the sky change?

Presenters: 

Jessica Taylor, NASA LaRC scientist

Maureen Wickenheiser, teacher at St. Patrick’s Elementary School in Monroe, MI, and her Grade 2 students, Gabriel Bruck & Caleb Jones

Kelly Reeves, teacher at Jackman Road Elementary

Jessica Taylor (NASA LaRC scientist) will present research on aerosols and tell the audience on how they can get involved in GLOBE Aerosols Campaign. Why study...

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GLOBE Mission EARTH Partners: NASA Langley RC, University of Toledo, and Tennessee State University disseminated information about GLOBE and NASA Resources at the National Science Teachers Association in Baltimore last week. Presentations (listed below) and NGSS Learning Progressions for the GLOBE Atmosphere Protocols with NASA Resources are located on the NSTA site under the presenter(s) names or the mission-earth website on GLOBE.

Here is a list of the NSTA Sessions delivered in...

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GOES-R: GLOBAL WEATHER WATCHERS

Presenters: John Moore, Director for Geoscience and STEM Education at Palmyra Cove Nature and Environmental Center and Vicky Gorman, Mission EARTH teacher and PAEMST NJ Science Awardee

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites – R Series (GOES-R) is the next generation of geostationary Earth-observing systems which was launched in November 2016. Now that it is in orbit, its designation is GOES 16. It will become operational in the near...

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GME Webinar #1-Urban Heat Island Effect Campaign and Results of the Surface Temperature Changes during the Solar Eclipse

Presenters: Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, GLOBE Scientist, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio and Rick Sharpe, GLOBE Teacher, Huntington High School, Huntington, West Virginia

Dr. C reviewed the GLOBE clouds, air temperature and surface temperature data submitted during the solar eclipse. Dr. C then asked teachers and students to help in collecting surface temperature...

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Nugget announcing the public launch of WGBH's first set of interactive digital resources produced as part of the “Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms" project. (Cooperative Agreement Notice Award No. NNX16AD71A; WGBH Principal Investigator: Rachel Connolly).  

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Program Description: The NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is a year long STEM engagement opportunity for STEM educators to work directly with NASA scientists, lead research teams and develop STEM curriculum for their current classes. Educators participating in this opportunity will become associate researchers at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and STEM education experts whom will integrate NASA education resources and content into their classroom while...

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Due to an overwhelming response from Michigan and Ohio teachers, The University of Toledo held two professional developments on Elementary GLOBE this past summer. UT solicited teams of teachers from the same school or feeder pattern so that older students could work with younger students to collect and submit GLOBE data.  

22 Grade K-8 teachers from 11 Schools were trained in Clouds, Air Temperature & Surface Temperature GLOBE Protocols. Teachers experienced what their students will be...

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