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

25 November 2021

If you have been contemplating using the GLOBE program or would just like to know more about the program join us for this 40 minute interactive webinar. During the webinar we will have a brief run through of some of the options and opportunities for classroom use, and complete the GLOBE introductory quiz..

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GLOBE Webinar – NASA SMAP Mission - how your students can help

2 December 2021

NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission is just one of the ways scientists are collecting important soil moisture data from space. NASA need your help in ground truthing the data collected from space using the measurements your students can make here on Earth

Join this CSIRO Education and Outreach 30 minute webinar to see how you and your students can help improve our understanding of the Earth systems.

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NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission.

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

  • 124 countries
  • 37,595 schools
  • 40,999 teachers
  • 199,209 observers
  • 197,956,314 measurements
  • 1,128,270 GLOBE measurements (March 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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