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GLOBE Webinar - Maths in the classroom using GLOBE’s trees activity

16 March 2022

During the 30 minute interactive webinar we will explore how the GLOBE Tree Height Protocol, the GLOBE Observer app and the Tree Height Classroom Activity can be used as a maths activity.

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

GLOBE Webinar - Accessing and analysing GLOBE data - a few ideas for the classroom

31 March 2022

During the 40 minute interactive webinar we will look at ways to access, analyse and display GLOBE data as well as a few ideas on using GLOBE data with your students.

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

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GLOBE Webinar - Introduction Biosphere and completing the online assessment

19 May 2022

During the 40 minute interactive webinar we will have a brief run through of some of the Biosphere options and opportunities for classroom use, and complete the GLOBE Biosphere quiz.

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

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GLOBE Webinar – Using GLOBE to mark World Environment Day

2 June 2022

The theme for 2022 OnlyOneEarth calls for transformative changes to policies and choices to enable cleaner, greener, and sustainable living in harmony with nature. Join this interactive webinar to see how GLOBE could help you and your students mark World Environment Day this year.

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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