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Explore Earth Webinar
Come join us in a conversation about the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) with GLOBE’s UHIE scientist, Dr. Kevin Czajkowski (Dr. C) from the University of Toledo. Learn about the phenomenon of the “urban heat island effect” where there is an increase in surface temperature due to a neighborhood’s surroundings such as buildings and paved surfaces. Dr. C leads the GLOBE Urban Heat Island...Download
Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Thursday, October 28 at 6:00pm Pacific Time (9:00pm Eastern) to hear Dr. Robert Zellem from NASA's JPL share how astronomers discover and characterize exoplanets.
What is an exoplanet?
An exoplanet is any planet beyond our solar system. Most orbit other stars, but free-floating exoplanets, called rogue planets, orbit the galactic center and are untethered to any star.
Most of the exoplanets discovered so far are in a relatively small region of our...
Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Tuesday, September 21 at 6:00pm Pacific Time (9:00pm Eastern) to hear Dr. Paul Abell share with us plans for the DART mission to demonstrate a technique to change the motion of an asteroid in space.
This presentation will provide some background on potentially hazardous asteroids, recent Earth impacts, and NASA’s activities to help protect Earth from asteroids. The presentation will describe NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission as well...
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 1:00pm EDT (5:00pm UTC). Celebrating Land Cover and Tree Height Observations from the Ground and Space with the Launch of the Landsat 9 Satellite: Celebrating the First Three Years of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign by Taking a Deeper Dive into the Landsat, ICESat-2, GEDI, GPM, and ECOSTRESS Missions. This webinar will highlight the first three years of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign by showcasing the land cover, tree...Download
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 @ 12:00pm EDT (4:00pm UTC): At Ease with the Trees: Preparing for Student Investigations and Research Projects with the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Team, Session II. During this repeat special webinar, participants will be able to work directly, via breakout discussions, with the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign team members to focus on several specific research topics for future student projects. These include: “Land Cover and...Download
Imagine Philadelphia in 1793. The growing city had a population of 50,000 of which around 2,000 were black Philadelphians, 310 of whom were enslaved. The city was the center of government, trade, science, and medicine. The country was still trying to find its footing; the U.S. Constitution was signed only six years prior in 1787. Then, tragedy strikes as yellow fever breaks out in 1793, killing 5,000 people, 10% of Philadelphia’s population.
Join a "Malignant Tale” to learn the...Download
Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Wednesday, September 8 at 6:00pm Pacific Time (9:00pm Eastern) to hear Andrea Jones help folks prepare for this year's activities for International Observe the Moon Night.
International Observe the Moon Night is a time to come together with fellow Moon enthusiasts and curious people worldwide. Everyone on Earth is invited to learn about lunar science and exploration, take part in celestial observations, and honor cultural and personal connections to the...
Please help us spread the word about the July 25-August 25 Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge, and particularly our webinar this Thursday, July 22, that is being hosted by L.A. Public Library. Following is sample text you might customize, and a shareable image is also attached for social. This webinar is open to all and suitable for ages 8+ so please share with friends and family to learn what they can do besides swat away these pesks.
Webinar: Mosquito Habitat Mapper Photo...Download
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 @ 12:00pm EDT (4:00pm UTC): At Ease with the Trees: Preparing for Student Investigations and Research Projects with the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Team, Session I. During this special webinar, participants will be able to work directly, via breakout discussions, with the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign team members to focus on several specific research topics for future student projects. These include: “Land Cover and Land Cover...Download
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is inviting you to be part of the Mosquito Habitats Photo Challenge. Photos submitted during this challenge will be used to create automated classification programs that can identify mosquito larvae and the environments they prefer. Such programs can help prevent outbreaks of mosquito-borne disease. Your photos of mosquito larvae, the habitat where you find them, and the land cover around the area are critical...
Join us as Amelia Cook shares how NASA GLOBE Mosquito Habitat Mapper was adapted for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s Jones Academy Virtual STEAM summer camp. She will share incorporating Native American culture and what virtual resources they used to drive student engagement. http://bit.ly/CitSci-NativeAudience
Monday, June 14, 2021 @ 1:00pm EDT (5:00pm UTC). The people behind the pixels: understanding rapid forest changes to the Andes-Amazon region. Join Dr. Paulo Murillo-Sandoval, a native of Colombia, to learn how he used the Landsat time-series satellite data with local knowledge to map, measure, and describe conversion of forest to agriculture land cover changes from 1988-2019 in an area of the Andes-Amazon region. In particular, he will describe how armed conflict influenced forest resources...Download
Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Tuesday, July 20 at 6:00pm Pacific Time (9:00pm Eastern) to hear Dr. Nicholeen Viall give an update on NASA's PUNCH mission to study the Sun's corona.
The Sun’s outer atmosphere, the corona, is hundreds of times hotter than the visible surface of the Sun below it. This super-hot coronal plasma (electrons and ions) expands outwards in all directions, accelerating up to millions of miles per hour, carrying part of the Sun’s magnetic field with it, and...
GLOBE Mission Mosquito invites you to the monthly webinar on May 13, 2 pm ET.
This month's webinar features National Geographic Explorer Dr. Ryan Carney who will discuss past, present, and future research related to a new NSF-funded mosquito project -- and how YOU can contribute to the research using GLOBE Observer! Topics will include using artificial intelligence to identify deadly and invasive mosquitoes around the world, as well as GIS modeling of mosquito habitats and disease hot...Download
Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Thursday, May 20 at 6:00pm Pacific Time (9:00pm Eastern) to hear Dr. Casey Honniball bring us an update on the Artemis program and plans for creating a sustainable human presence on the Moon.
We are returning to the Moon. This time to stay. By 2024, through the Artemis program NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. A sustainable presence on the lunar...
Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Wednesday, August 18 at 6:00pm Pacific Time (9:00pm Eastern) to hear Dr. Cathy Olkin give an update on NASA's Lucy Mission to visit Jupiter's Trojan Asteroids.
NASA’s Lucy mission will be the first spacecraft to travel through the Jupiter Trojan asteroids. Over the course of 12 years, one spacecraft will visit 7 Trojan asteroids and 1 Main Belt Asteroid. The mission is designed to flyby a large number of Trojan asteroids to understand the diversity of...
Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Tuesday, June 22 at 6:00pm Pacific Time (9:00pm Eastern) to hear Dr. Karl Battams give an overview of sungrazing comets, and how you can contribute to their study through the Sungrazer Citizen Science project.
Sungrazing and near-Sun comets represent well over half of all officially cataloged comets, yet are among the most poorly-understood objects in our solar system. Most of these comets follow orbits through space that place them into the most extreme...
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 1:00pm EDT (5:00pm UTC). Trees are Long Term: Looking back at GLOBE tree data for tree growth and tracking tree growth over time. The webinar will focus on the idea that since trees are long term, we can track the growth of trees over time through ground-based and satellite observations. Highlights will include the new GLOBE Trees Family Guide, the 2021 Trees Community Challenge: Science is Better Together, using online tools to look at tree growth over time, and a...Download
Join the NASA Night Sky Network and SciStarter on Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 pm Pacific (9:00 pm Eastern) for a conversation with three citizen science project leaders and David Eicher, Editor-in-Chief of Astronomy Magazine.
Celebrate Citizen Science Month (April 2021) by joining Dave Eicher, Editor-in-Chief of Astronomy Magazine, as he moderates a Q&A with the leaders of the Aurorasaurus, Spiral Graph, and Smartphone Astrophotography citizen science projects. Discover all three...
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GBH Science Activation Webinar: Strategies for Supporting English Learners in Science – Grades 6–12
March 25, 2021; 7–8 pm ET
Explore principles for engaging English learners in science instruction
Learn about GBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms collection of Earth, space, and physical science resources, produced in collaboration with NASA, and how to use them to support English learners...
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GBH Webinar: Strategies for Supporting English Learners in Science - Grades K-5
March 23, 2021; 7-8pm ET
Explore principles for engaging English learners in science instruction
Learn about GBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms Earth, space and physical science resources, produced in collaboration with NASA, and how to use them to support English learners in your classroom
Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Tuesday, March 23 at 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern) to hear Dr. Kelly Lepo update us with the latest on the James Webb Space Telescope.
The James Webb Space Telescope is NASA's next flagship space observatory, which will launch in October 2021. In this presentation, Dr. Lepo will discuss the science and challenges of infrared astronomy, as well as the big questions that the Webb telescope will help to answer: What were the first galaxies like? How do galaxies...
In collaboration with Columbia University’s Earth Institute, we would like to invite you to a series of webinars for K-12 students and educators. The EI LIVE K-12 channel will feature experts from across the Earth Institute presenting relevant sustainability content in 45-minute live sessions for K12 students and educators. This week, Dannie Dinh, Program Officer and Deputy Country Lead for the Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today, for Tomorrow (ACToday) project, International Research...
Mark your calendars for February 18 at 2 pm ET. The next GMM webinar “How to Make Your IVSS Project Stand Out”. Dorian Janney will demonstrate how to use Story Maps effectively.
IVSS is the International Virtual Science Symposium and is a way for primary through undergraduate students from all GLOBE countries to showcase their research and hard work. With GLOBE, students learn the practices of science through hands-on investigations in their own communities, sparking their curiosity and...
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC). Getting Started with your Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Projects: An open forum webinar with students, educators, and the Trees Campaign core team. With the first four months of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign focusing on the science (Tree Height, Greenings, Carbon Cycle, and Land Cover), we will now focus on how to take that science and create student research projects. We will hear from several students...Download