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GLOBE Webinar - National Tree Day - A tree audit and carbon storage activity

27 July 2022

During this 40-minute interactive webinar we will look at ways you and your students can use some of the tools and activities in the GLOBE program to perform an audit of the trees on your school grounds. Using an online auto calculator or the formula provided and the data they collected, students can determine an approximate value of carbon in the trees, and the carbon dioxide they've removed from the atmosphere.

This webinar is suitable for both primary and secondary school teachers.

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GLOBE Webinar - Using the Mosquito Habitat Mapper on World Mosquito Day

4 August 2022

It's estimated around 400 million people worldwide are affected by mosquito borne diseases every year. By identifying and recording mosquito habitats and the mosquito larvae, scientists are looking to combine this information with satellite images to predict potential future outbreaks. As citizen scientists we can play a part by helping supply scientists with the information they need using the GLOBE Observer app.

In this webinar which is suitable for both primary and secondary school teachers we will explore the Mosquito Habitat Mapper and the land cover options available to GLOBE users.

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GLOBE Webinar - GLOBE and the UN International Day of Clean Air for blue skies

31 August 2022

Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station.

Good Health and Wellbeing, the 3rd UN Sustainable Development Goal includes Target 3.9: By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.

The International day of Clean Air for blue skies serves to remind us that less than 10 per cent of the people in the world breathe clean air. In this 40-minute interactive webinar we'll look at some of the ways your students can collect and use cloud observations for classroom activities.

This webinar is suitable for both primary and secondary school teachers.

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GLOBE Webinar - GLOBE's Urban Protocol Bundle - World Habitat Day and World Cities Day

20 October 2022

Urban development.

With over 50 protocols GLOBE has areas of interest suited to most teaching programs. In this 40-minute webinar we'll focus on the protocols which make up the Urban Protocol Bundle. Given the anticipated increase in urbanisation it's important to ensure the natural ecosystems in our cities are in good condition. By investigating some of the factors which affect these ecosystems students develop a better understanding of the challenge urban planners encounter.

This webinar is suitable for both primary and secondary school teachers.

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GLOBE Webinar - Using the GLOBE program with your students in 2023

17 November 2022

If you've looked at GLOBE and not sure where it fits with your teaching program? Or just curious and would like to know more. Then join this 40-minute interactive webinar to see how you and your students can contribute to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. Through GLOBE's data collection options and learning activities students build fundamental knowledge and skills in science and learn the value of data collection and research.

This webinar is suitable for both primary and secondary school teachers.

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GLOBE Webinar - Introduction to the GLOBE program and the online assessment

30 November 2022

During this 40-minute interactive webinar we will complete the first step in the eTraining process, the Introduction to GLOBE and the online introductory quiz. Time permitting, we will then go on to complete the Atmosphere Introduction Module.

This webinar is suitable for both primary and secondary school teachers.

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GLOBE Webinar - Introduction to the GLOBE program and the online assessment (Repeat webinar)

12 January 2023

During this 40-minute interactive webinar we will complete the first step in the eTraining process, the Introduction to GLOBE and the online introductory quiz. Time permitting, we will then go on to complete the Atmosphere Introduction Module.

This webinar is suitable for both primary and secondary school teachers.

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Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign

With participants from over fifty countries, and running from October 2021 to September 2022, you can start collecting data and contributing to this campaign today. Along with tree height measurements, the campaign will focus on using multiple data collection protocols to complement the tree height measurements. This allows for a more complete insight into why trees play such an important role in our ecosystem.

Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign

Canberra-based forest industry researchers Dr Harry Wu and Dr Colin Matheson measure the girth of a Radiata Pine as part of the Swifter Pines project.

Besides rapid growth, dramatic improvements in the wood quality of this species are expected in the next generation of trees. Recent work also includes the development of trees adapted to low rainfall (400-600mm p.a.) regions.

CSIRO's Radiata Pine breeding program is estimated to have already returned to Australia financial benefits 16 times greater that the cost of the program.

Measuring the girth of a Radiata Pine ©  North Sullivan Photography

The GLOBE program provides grade level-appropriate, interdisciplinary activities and investigations about four of the Earth's spheres, the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and soil/pedosphere, which have been developed by the scientific community and validated by teachers.

GLOBE connects students, teachers, scientists, and citizens from different parts of the world to conduct real, hands-on science about their local environment and to put this in a global perspective.

GLOBE is sponsored by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and is delivered in Australia through a partnership between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Australian Space Agency.

GLOBE participation

  • 126 Countries
  • 37,947 Schools
  • 42,405 Teachers
  • 223,713 GLOBE Observers
  • 215,254,339 Measurements
  • 1,665,585 Measurements this month (November 2021)

Each Earth sphere has an online introductory module and a short multiple-choice assessment. Completion of the introductory module and one or more of your chosen training protocols qualifies you as a trained GLOBE teacher. Your students can then collect and upload their data to the international GLOBE database.

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