Paper No. 275-2
Presentation Time: 8:20 AM
COLLABORATION AND COMMUNITY ACROSS BORDERS: 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITH THE GLOBE PROGRAM
GLOBE is an international science and education program connecting a network of students, teachers, and scientists from around the world to better understand, sustain, and improve Earth’s environment at local, regional, and global scales. By engaging students in hands-on learning of Earth system science, GLOBE is an innovative way for teachers to get students of all ages excited about scientific discovery. Since GLOBE launched in 1995, 112 countries representing 80,000 GLOBE trained teachers, 27,000 schools, and over 10 million students have participated in the Program. Participation has ranged from entering data in one of GLOBE’s five investigation areas (soil, land cover and biology, Earth as a system, hydrology, and atmosphere) to participating in art or video competitions to joining hundreds of students, teachers, and scientists from around the world at GLOBE student research conferences.
This presentation will highlight examples of successful collaboration across geographic and cultural borders as well as lessons learned from these experiences. Examples will include partnerships with NASA satellite missions, such as Landsat 8 and the upcoming Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission, field campaigns and intensive observing periods, student competitions, training workshops, meetings, and other international events.