Theresa Schwerin Theresa Schwerin

2021 Community Trees Challenge: Science is Better Together - please share!

Updated on April 15, 2021 - 9:22 AM CDT
Posted on April 6, 2021 - 2:09 PM CDT

Tags: General Public | Informal | SMD E/PO Community | Educator | Citizen Science | Earth Science

Thank you for bringing this citizen science opportunity, 2021 Community Trees Challenge: Science is Better Together, to your community and networks. The challenge begins April 15 and ends on May 15!

Following is an email/newsletter announcement for you to easily send out to your networks. You can learn more about the challenge from our website. Thanks for helping us bring together communities all over the world in the name of citizen science.


Theresa Schwerin


Celebrate trees by joining the GLOBE citizen science community in the 2021 Community Trees Challenge, where Science is Better Together!

Who can participate: Everyone! (students and teachers at all grade levels, informal educators, and the public in GLOBE countries.) While getting out and taking observations might not be possible for everyone, this challenge provides multiple ways to participate and learn all about trees.

How to participate: During the 2021 Community Trees Challenge, the GLOBE Program is asking citizen scientists to observe, learn, engage, and create as they track their progress on the Trees Challenge Activity Tracker. You can choose the best journey for your interests, or try to complete all the activities. Work together as a family, as a group of friends, or independently.

By completing these activities, you will improve your science observation skills, enrich your understanding of trees as part of our landscape, learn why NASA studies trees, be a part of a NASA-sponsored citizen science project, as well as join a citizen science community. Your observations of tree height contribute to a global database that is free and open so that anyone – scientists, students, communities, and citizen scientists – can conduct research.