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2017 GLOBE Yearbook

2017 GLOBE Yearbook

United States



Since the announcement in 1994 and the launch in 1995, the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit
the Environment (GLOBE) Program has been a leader as an international science and education program
that connects a network of students, teachers, and scientists in order to better understand, sustain, and
improve Earth’s environment at local, regional, and global scales. With generations of students now having
moved through and beyond the GLOBE Program, as well as the ubiquitously available information
technology and tools enabling engagement with GLOBE resources anywhere and anytime, GLOBE is
expanding to include citizen scientists while upholding its commitment to science education. By engaging
teachers and students in authentic teaching and learning of Earth system science and interested citizens
in observing the ever-changing environment, GLOBE continues its service to learners of all ages
enthusiastic about scientific discovery locally and globally.

Vision: A worldwide community of students, teachers, scientists, and citizens working together to better understand,
sustain, and improve Earth's environment at local, regional, and global scales.

Mission: To promote the teaching and learning of science, enhance environmental literacy and stewardship, and
promote scientific discovery.

Since the launch of GLOBE in 1995, more than 162 million measurements have been contributed to the
GLOBE science database, creating meaningful, standardized, research-quality data sets that can be used
in support of student and professional scientific research. Students and teachers in more than 120 countries
have participated in GLOBE.

For more information, we invite you to visit

GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report GLOBE is sponsored by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and supported by the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Department of State.

The GLOBE Implementation Office is supported under the NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement NNX17AD75A awarded to the University Corporation
for Atmospheric Research.

Sponsored by: Supported by: Implemented by:


About Partnerships

What is GLOBE? 32

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report
science and education program that provides students, teachers and scientists from around the world
with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully
to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. GLOBE students collect observations
in four investigation areas: Atmosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere, and Pedosphere (soil).

What do GLOBE Partners do?

GLOBE Partners (Country Coordinators and U.S. Partners) facilitate the implementation of GLOBE in their
country or within a service area of their country. Partners recruit GLOBE schools, as well as provide training
opportunities and mentoring activities for GLOBE teachers to promote the teaching and learning of science,
enhance environmental literacy and stewardship, and promote scientific discovery.

In the U.S., nonprofit or governmental organizations, whose priorities focus on support of student inquiry
and research about the environment, are invited to become U.S. GLOBE Partners. In addition, businesses
and organizations whose corporate mission is to invest in successful educational outcomes of students
and the community at large are also welcome to become U.S. GLOBE Partners. Each U.S. GLOBE Partner
must have a formal affiliation with an institution of higher education, a school district, a State Department
of Education, or a recognized informal education organization (501c3) such as STEM learning centers,
museums, and foundations, leading to sustainable implementation of GLOBE in their community. View
a list of current GLOBE U.S. Partners at

This basic criterion is applied in the consideration of all U.S. Partners in all states and U.S. territories.
Potential Partners must t also demonstrate, in their application, the capacity to recruit, train, mentor, and
conduct follow-up activities with the GLOBE teachers in the identified service area, with these efforts
focused on capacity-building. programmatic sustainability and support of student inquiry and research.

Internationally, GLOBE is implemented through bilateral agreements between the U.S. government and
governments of partner Team at [email protected] nations. If you would like information about becoming
a GLOBE partner, please contact the Community Support Sponsored by NASA Supported by: NSE
Implemented by 2019.


GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner ReportUnited States GLOBE Program Office

The United States GLOBE Office (henceforth known as “The Office”) is supported through a subaward from
the GLOBE Implementation Office. The Office, implemented by the Leitzel Center at the University of New
Hampshire, is managed by the United States Country Coordinator, Jennifer Bourgeault, and an assistant,
Haley Wicklein.
The Office seeks to support a diverse group of 125 fully engaged GLOBE Partners to create a stronger,
self-sustainable GLOBE Partnership framework which can provide training and a responsive network for
its membership. The Office works with the U.S. Partner Forum to contact and provide support for every
Partner in the country on a personal basis and through a regional model. The Office hosts regular webinars
on topics such as GLOBE website troubleshooting, funding and educational opportunities, and other topics
as suggested by Partners. These webinars are called Partner Watercoolers and modeled on the idea that
informal gatherings around “watercoolers” at work can lead to valuable exchanges of information and
new collaborations. The Office also publishes, and encourages Partners to publish, stories on U.S. GLOBE
students, teachers, Partners, collaborations and organizational accomplishments and increases the
visibility of this work through the GLOBE website and the U.S. GLOBE social media accounts (@US_GLOBE
Recently, the Office has added initiatives to coordinate six annual Student Research Symposia for
teacher/student teams supported with funding from NSF (grant #1546713), along with strengthening the
local scientist network and GLOBE Alumni on a regional level and engaging these groups in GLOBE events.

United States GLOBE Highlights

North American Regional Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 16
2017 Student Research Symposia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 26
Partner Watercoolers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 38
Eclipse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 44
GLOBE Bootcamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 57


United States GLOBE Partnerships

AMSTI Martha Anne Allison
ALASKA (pg. 15) [email protected]
AMERICA SAMOA (334) 353-9151 space-flight-center-partnership
Space Flight Center Susan Currie
ARKANSAS (pg. 16) [email protected] alaska-fairbanks
(256) 544-3629
University of Alaska
Fairbanks Elena Sparrow university-globe-partner
(pg. 17) [email protected]
(907) 474-7966 32
None at this time
Molina Walters
Arizona State [email protected] arizona-university
University (480) 727-1510
Biosphere 2 Kevin Bonine
(pg. 18) [email protected] GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report
(520) 621-0232 education-center
Northern Arizona
University Mansel A. Nelson
[email protected] university-stem-center
Arkansas Partnership (928) 523-1275
for STEM Education
Keith Harris of-arkansas
Delta STEM Education [email protected]
Center (501) 569-8149

Harding University Dr. Cynthia Miller
STEM Center [email protected]
(870) 897-5124
University of Arkansas
(pg. 19) Allen Henderson
[email protected]
(501) 279-4370

Lynne H. Hehr
[email protected]
(479) 575-3875


United States GLOBE Partnerships cont.

AERO Institute Shaun Smith

California Academy of Laura Herszenhorn
Sciences/ Science [email protected] joaquin-valley-partnership
Action Club (pg. 20) (415) 379-5830
Central San Leigh-Ann Olsen slough-national-estuarine-research-
Joaquin Valley [email protected] reserve
(pg. 21) (559) 897-5156

Elkhorn Slough Peggy Foletta
National Estuarine [email protected]
Research Reserve (559) 970-9467
(pg. 22)
GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report Edmund Burke
Endeavour Center, [email protected] center-nasa-educator-resource-
NASA Educator center
Resource Center (805) 925-9010
Los Angeles Unified Henry Ortiz unified-school-district
School District [email protected]
(213) 241-5515
NASA Jet Propulsion laboratory
Laboratory Peter Falcon
[email protected]
New Education (818) 393-0729 options
Bo Lebo
San Joaquin County county-office-of-education
Office of Education Jim and Conni Bock
(pg. 23) [email protected]
(209) 468-9223 oc-partnership
[email protected]
(pg. 23) Laurie Smith
[email protected] andcasn-at-uc-berkeley
WestED and CCASN (714) 541-5300
at UC Berkeley
(pg. 24) Tracy Ostrom
[email protected]
(510) 219-0538


United States GLOBE Partnerships cont.

CIRES Education Jennifer Taylor education-outreach
CONNECTICUT Outreach [email protected]
(pg. 25) (303) 492-5520
DELAWARE state-university-of-denver
DISTRICT OF Metropolitan State Rich Wagner
COLUMBIA University of Denver [email protected]
FLORIDA (pg. 26) for-science-education
John Ristvey
GEORGIA UCAR Center for [email protected]
Science Education (303) 497-2591 connecticut-state-university
GUAM (pg. 27)
Scott Michael Graves
Southern Connecticut [email protected] mountain-science-center
State University (203) 392-6604
(pg. 28)
Jonathan Craig agricultural-and-mechanical-
Talcott Mountain [email protected] university
Science Center (860) 677-8571
(pg. 29) south-florida
Katherine Milla
None at this time [email protected]
(850) 412-7004
None at this time
Teresa Greely
Florida Agricultural sustainable-communities
and Mechanical (727) 553-3921
University university-of-west-georgia
Edward Mansouri
University of South [email protected]
Garry Harris
WeatherSTEM by [email protected], Inc.
Randa Harris
Center for Sustainable [email protected]
Communities (678) 839-4056

University of West
(pg. 30)

None at this time


United States GLOBE Partnerships cont.

IDAHO Pacific Resources for Ethan Allen resources-for-education-and-
ILLINOIS Education and [email protected] learning
Learning (pg. 30) (808) 441-1392
IOWA None at this time university
Illinois State Do-Yong Park
KENTUCKY University [email protected] illinois-university
LOUISIANA (309) 438-5050
Western Illinois
MARYLAND University Redina Herman university
[email protected]
7 Purdue University (309) 298-1764
(pg. 31) academy-of-science
Steven Smith
[email protected] university

Iowa Academy of Eve Halligan
Science [email protected] university

Fort Hays State Paul Adams
University [email protected] education-university-of-new-orleans
(pg. 32) (785) 628-5344
Kansas University
Kimberly Staples
None at this time [email protected]
(785) 532-5556 university-of-louisiana

GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report College of Education, Ivan Gill
University of New [email protected] outdoor-education-center-partner
Orleans (pg. 32)
Catherine Williamson
Sci-Port: LOUISIANA’S [email protected] space-flight-center
Science Center (318) 424-8706

Xavier College of Morewell Gasseller
Louisiana [email protected]
(pg. 33) (814) 790-2157

Arlington Echo Outdoor Eoin O’Neill
Education Center [email protected]
(pg. 34) (410) 222-3822

NASA Goddard Space Todd Toth
Flight Center [email protected]
(pg. 35) (301) 286-2774

United States GLOBE Partnerships cont.

MAINE None at this time
MICHIGAN Boston University School Peter Garik
MINNESOTA of Education [email protected]

(617) 353-4735

Global STEM Education Larisa Schelkin
Center, Inc. [email protected]
(pg. 36) (508) 395-0676

Grand Valley State Janet Vail
University [email protected] state-university
(pg. 37) (616) 331-3048
Northern Michigan Mitchell Klett michigan-university
University [email protected]
(pg. 38) (906) 227-1641
Wayne County Math/ David Bydlowski
Science Center [email protected]
at Wayne County (734) 306-9508 michigan-university
RESA (pg. 39)
Todd Ellis
Western Michigan [email protected]
University (269) 387-5660

Concordia Language Denise Phillippe
Villages [email protected] language-villages
(218) 586-8727
Gidakiimanaaniwigamig Holly Pellerin
(Our Earth Lodge) - Nat’l [email protected]
Cntr for Earth-surface (218) 879-0757 university-prtmn112-

Hamline University Brian Haskell GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report
[email protected]
(612) 378-3242


United States GLOBE Partnerships cont.

MISSISSIPPI Alcorn State University
Sam Aceil university
MISSOURI INFINITY Science [email protected]
Center (pg. 40) (601) 877-2343
University of science-center-partner
Mississippi Donna Torres
[email protected] university-of-mississippi
University of Southern
Mississippi Debby Chessin
(pg. 41) [email protected] southern-mississippi
(662) 915-5878
Sherry Herron missouri-kansas-city
[email protected]
(601) 266-4739
University of Missouri, Patty Dailey
Kansas City [email protected]
(816) 460-2262 montana-astronomical-society

MONTANA Salish Kootenai Anthony Berthelote
College [email protected] college
(406) 675-4800 x4205
Southwest Montana
Astronomical Society Lynn Powers montana
(pg. 42) [email protected]
Stone Child University (406) 600-3637
University of Montana Douglas Crebs
[email protected]
(406) 385-4313 nevada-reno

Georgia Cobbs
[email protected] center
(406) 243-6052

NEBRASKA STEM Education at Carol Engelmann
Glacier Creek Preserve [email protected]
GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report
NEVADA University of David T. Crowther
Nevada- Reno [email protected]
(775) 682-7532
NEW HAMPSHIRE Leitzel Center at the
University of New Jennifer Bourgeault
Hampshire (pg. 43) [email protected]
(603) 862-2449


United States GLOBE Partnerships cont.

Palmyra Cove John D. Moore
NEW MEXICO Nature Park [email protected] nature-park
(pg. 44) (856) 829-1900 x1262

New Mexico Public Paige Prescott
Education Department [email protected] public-education-department
(505) 699-4886
New Mexico Wildlife
Center Christy Wall

[email protected] wildlife-center

NEW YORK Institute for Research Dr. Michael Jabot
in Science Teaching [email protected] research-in-science-teaching
(pg. 45) (716) 673-3639
Queens College Dr. Allan Ludman
(pg. 46) [email protected]
(718) 997-3324 marine-sciences-and-technology
NORTH CAROLINA Center for Marine
NORTH DAKOTA Sciences and Dr. Patrick Curley
Technology (pg. 47) [email protected] institute-for-environment-energy-
(252) 222-6376 and-economics
Research Institute for
Environment, Energy Grace Plummer community-college-partner
and Economics [email protected]
(828) 262-7514 north-carolina-at-charlotte
Community College Matthew Cass
University of North Alisa Wickliff
Carolina at Charlotte [email protected]
(pg. 48) (704) 687-8818

University of Matt Gilmore
North Dakota [email protected]
(701) 777-2184
GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report
NORTHERN None at this time


United States GLOBE Partnerships cont.

Bowling Green Jodi J. Haney green-state-university
OKLAHOMA State University [email protected]
(pg. 49) (419) 350-8469
Mohican School in the Susan James of-doors-inc.
Out-of-Doors, Inc. [email protected]
NASA AESP Glenn (419) 938-6671 glenn-research-center-ms-7-4
Research Center
Susan Kohler
The Nuhop Center for [email protected] center-for-experiential-learning
Experiential Learning (216) 433-5104
(pg. 50)
Susan James toledo
University of Toledo [email protected]
(pg. 51) (419) 560-2567
Kevin Czajkowski
[email protected]
(419) 530-4274 oklahoma-state-university-
Southeastern Oklahoma Margaret Avard
State University [email protected]
(580) 745-2664 of-tulsa

Southeastern Oklahoma Cathy Stewart Lightsey
State University- [email protected] community-forest-partnership
McCurtain County (580) 376-5209
University of Tulsa David Brown sciences-ceoas-/home
[email protected]
(918) 631-2719 community-college-partnership

OREGON Alder Creek Jessica Pires
Community Forest [email protected] action-team-or
GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report (541) 839-4379
College of Earth,
Ocean, Atmospheric Peder Nelson
Sciences (CEOAS) [email protected]
(541) 737-8052
Lane Community
College Paul Ruscher
[email protected]
Watershed Action (541) 463-5446
Team (WAT)
(pg. 52) Sidney Post
[email protected]
(541) 4646-3361


United States GLOBE Partnerships cont.

Advancing Science, Val Stone science-gettysburg-college
PUERTO RICO Gettysburg College [email protected]
SOUTH CAROLINA conservancy-environmental-
Berks Nature - Michael Griffith exploration-center
SOUTH DAKOTA The Nature Place [email protected]
TENNESSEE (610) 372-4992 Ext. 108 university-globe-partner

Immaculata University Carl Pratt
[email protected] science-for-citizens-llc
(610) 647-4400
SciStarter Science Darlene Cavalier puerto-rico-mayaguez-campus
for Citizens, LLC [email protected]
(267) 253-9644
University of Puerto Juan Lopez Garriga
Rico, Mayaguez Campus [email protected]
(787) 265-5453 center-for-piedmont-natural-history

None at this time
Clemson University Cynthia Minchew Deaton
[email protected]
(864) 656-5115 tennessee-state-university

Hilton Pond Center for Dr. Bill Hilton Jr.
Piedmont Natural History [email protected] environmental-education-
(803) 684-5852
South Dakota Discovery Anne Lewis
Center (pg. 53) [email protected] tennessee-at-chattanooga-partner

Middle Tennessee Kim Cleary Sadler
State University [email protected]
(pg. 54) (615) 904.8283

Tennessee Ramona Nelson GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report
Environmental Education [email protected]
Association (731) 695-8888

Tennessee State David Padgett
University [email protected]
(615) 963-5508

University of Tennessee Deborah McAllister
at Chattanooga [email protected]
(pg. 54) (423) 425-5376


United States GLOBE Partnerships cont.

Ellison Miles Melanie Gamble
UTAH Geotechnology Institute [email protected] geotechnology-institute-at-
at Brookhaven College - (972) 860-4269 brookhaven-college-trc
ESC Region 03 - TRC Sheryl Roehl 03-trc
[email protected]
(361) 571-4153
ESC Region 05 - Silsbee Roxanne Minix-Wilkins
Conference Center - TRC [email protected]
(409) 923-5445 18-trc

ESC Region 18 - TRC Martha Alexander
[email protected] the-lake-university-trc
(432) 567-3274
Our Lady of the Lake Peggy Carnahan
University - TRC (pg. 55) [email protected]
Texas Southern Obot Ekwere university-ciser-trc
University [email protected]
Texas State Aquarium Sheryl Roehl of-texas-at-tyler
[email protected]
(361) 571-4153

Texas Tech University- Melody Plumley
CISER – TRC [email protected] texas-at-san-antonio
(pg. 56) (806) 834-8935
The University of Michael Odell texas-medical-branch-educational-
Texas at Tyler [email protected] outreach-trc
(903) 566-7149

GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report University of Texas at Reynaldo Ramirez Jr.
Brownsville & Texas [email protected]
Southmost College- TRC (956) 882-7255

University of Texas Christine Moseley
at San Antonio [email protected]
(210) 458-5992

University of Texas Marguerite Sognier
Medical Branch - [email protected]
Educational Outreach - (832) 216-0001

None at this time


United States GLOBE Partnerships cont.

VIRGINIA Shelburne Farms Kerri McAllister farms-partner
(pg. 57) [email protected]
VIRGIN ISLANDS (802) 985 0360
WASHINGTON Hampton University university
Dianne Q. Robinson
[email protected]
(757) 727-5869 global-environmental-strategies-
Institute for Global Cassie Soeffing
Environmental Strategies [email protected]
(IGES) (pg. 58) (605) 331-2987 museum-of-natural-history

NASA Langley Jessica Taylor
Research Center [email protected] university
(pg. 59) (757) 864-6358
Virginia Museum of Dennis Casey
Natural History [email protected]
(276) 634-4184
Virginia State University Shobha Sriharan washington-bothell-partner
(pg. 60) [email protected]
(804) 712-7181
Wetlands Estonoa Teresa (Terry) Vencil
Learning Center - [email protected]
Castlewood High School (276) 393-2024 science-and-engineering-center
(pg. 60)

St. Croix Foundation/ Michelle D. Peterson
Virgin Islands [email protected]
Department of Labor (340) 692-4254

University of Blakely Tsurusaki
Washington Bothell

WEST VIRGINIA NASA IV&V ERC Todd Ensign GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report
WISCONSIN (pg. 61) [email protected]
WYOMING (304) 367-8438
Space Science and
Engineering Center Rosalyn A. Pertzborn
(pg. 61) [email protected]
(608) 772-9601
None at this time

AT LARGE National Wildlife Kim Martinez

Federation - Eco-Schools [email protected]

USA (pg. 62) (703) 438-6038




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Cooperating organizations: Alabama State Department [email protected] 334-353-9151


Funding: Alabama State Department of Education

Metrics: 920 Participating Schools, 474 have reported data

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NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Coordinator Team Member AL
Team MembeTr:eam Member: John Weis
Susan Currie [email protected]
[email protected] John Weis (256) 961-0375

(256) 544-3622956-961-0375256-961-0375

Metrics: 6 Participating schools

GLOBE protocols used: Clouds, Air Temperature, Relative Humidity, Barometric Pressure, Surface Temperature

The NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Partnership is a newer partnership primarily working with pre-service teachers
in the 5-state region of Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee and in-service teachers in northern Alabama.
We are working towards creating a training site in Fort Payne, AL in collaboration with the Little River Canyon Center
and Jacksonville State University. Our most recent workshop was an atmosphere protocols training with pre-service
teachers from Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee during the 2017 MUREP Educator Institute hosted at the Marshall
Space Flight Center.

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, Pre-service teachers, Engineering

North American Regional Meeting GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report

In January 2017, the North American Regional Meeting (NARM) and the annual Train-the-Trainer (TTT) took place
in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. The event was attended by 43 U.S. GLOBE community members, representing
27 partnerships from 19 different states. Other participants included representatives from the GLOBE
Implementation Office, SSAI (website design), NASA Headquarters and NOAA (National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration).

The week started with the TTT: Biosphere and Earth Systems Science Using Field Investigations Workshop.
During this event, there was a review of the biosphere protocols as well as two learning activities on the carbon
cycle. The 33 participants from the TTT were joined by 10 additional U.S. Partners for the NARM. Welcoming
remarks were offered by the host, Lynne Hehr. Dr. Lin Chambers (NASA Program Manager), John McLaughlin
(NOAA), Dr. Tony Murphy and Jen Bourgeault shared the current status of GLOBE – programmatically,
internationally, and nationally.

Participants attended Lightening talks, were trained in the expanded cloud protocol, learned about STEM equity
and inclusion, mosquitoes and new enhancements to the website. The U.S. Partner Forum Representatives also
met briefly to discuss their regional initiatives.



University of Alaska Fairbanks

AK Coordinator Team Members Ch
Dr. Elena B. Sparrow
k Drk. Katie L. Spellman

[email protected] [email protected]

(907) 474-7699 (907) 474-1554

Christine Keill
[email protected]

GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report Christine Keill
Cooperating organizatikons: International Arctic Research Center, School of Natural Resources and Extension at the

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Project and the Alaska EPSCoR program.

Funding: NASA Science Activation Cooperative Agreement Award # NNX16AC52A; NSF through the Arctic Harvest: Public
Participation in Scientific Research and the Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Project; donations from

Metrics: Our Partnership has trained 233 teachers in 136 schools; 64 schools have reported in the past, 8 schools currently
reporting (in the past 3 months).

GLOBE protocols used:
• Atmosphere: Air Temperature, Clouds, Precipitation, Surface Temperature
• Biosphere: Biometry, Green-Up/Green-Down, Land Cover Classification,
• Hydrosphere: Alkalinity, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Freshwater Macroinvertebrates, Mosquito Larvae,
Surface Water Temperature, Water Transparency, pH, Electrical Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Alkalinity,
• Pedosphere: Bulk Density, Soil Characterization, Soil Fertility, Soil Infiltration, Soil Moisture Gravimetric, Soil
Moisture SMAP Block Pattern, Soil Particle Density, Soil Particle Size Distribution, Soil Temperature, Soil pH

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Partnership provides professional learning for both formal and informal
educators, in-service teachers and pre-service teachers. As funding and other resources allow, professional learning
for community members in Alaska and in other states and internationally is also provided. We offer 500-level UAF courses
with varying number of credits depending on length of the professional development workshop and course. We provide
follow-up support to those we have trained.

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, pre-service teachers, citizen science, informal



Biosphere 2

Coordinator Team Members Leanna Stetson AZ
Kevin Bonine Katie Morgan [email protected]
[email protected] [email protected]
(520) 621-0232 Diane Ripley
S [email protected]

Sydney Fallon
D [email protected]


Cooperating organizations: University of Arizona Research, Discovery & Innovation, University of Arizona College of GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report
Science, UA South, Cochise Community College, UA College of Education, Many Arizona school districts, and some
from Mexico and California as well, and Biosphere 2 Volunteer Cohort.

Funding: National Science Foundation, Noyce Scholars Program, University of Arizona, UA Research, Discovery &
Innovation, UA College of Science, UA Online, UA Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice, and Generous schools,
teachers, visitors, donors, and students.

Metrics: 2 participating schools and growing.

GLOBE protocols used: Several planned, including water, soil, canopy & green-up, some atmosphere

Biosphere 2, north of Tucson, Arizona, is one of the world's most unique facilities dedicated to the research and
understanding of global scientific issues. The University of Arizona Biosphere 2 facility serves as a laboratory for
controlled scientific studies, an arena for scientific discovery and discussion and a far-reaching provider of public
education. Its mission is to serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching and life-long learning about Earth, its living
systems and its place in the universe; to catalyze interdisciplinary thinking and understanding about Earth and its future;
to be an adaptive tool for Earth education and outreach to industry, government and the public; and to distill issues related
to Earth systems planning and management for use by policymakers, students and the public. The next teacher
professional development at Biosphere 2 in June 2018 will focus on GLOBE water protocols.

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, Programming for students, Citizen Science





University of Arkansas

AR Coordinator Partnership TTeeaammMMemebmerbs:er
[email protected] ohn G. Hehr
LLlynne H. Hehr

[email protected] [email protected]

(479) 575-3875 (479) 575-3875

GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report Metrics: 121 Arkansas schools with 235 teachers. There have been 5,370,020 total observations.

GLOBE protocols used:
• Atmosphere: Aerosols, Air Temperature, Barometric Pressure, Clouds, Precipitation, Relative Humidity,
Surface Temperature, Water Vapor, Wind
• Biosphere: Biometry, Green-Up/Green-Down, Land Cover Classification, Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds
• Hydrosphere: Alkalinity, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Freshwater Macroinvertebrates, Mosquito Larvae,
Nitrates, Water Temperature, Water Transparency, pH
• Pedosphere: Bulk Density, Soil Characterization, Soil Fertility, Soil Infiltration, Soil Moisture Gravimetric, Soil
Moisture SMAP Block Pattern, Soil Moisture Sensors, Soil Particle Density, Soil Particle Size Distribution, Soil
Temperature, Soil pH
• Earth as a System: All Learning Activities
• Elementary GLOBE: Aerosols, Climate, Clouds, Earth System, Seasons, Soils Water and learning activities
• GLOBE Data Explorations - All Learning Activities

The University of Arkansas STEM Center works with the Arkansas STEM Center Network and the local, regional and
state K-20 informal and formal education community to provide GLOBE workshops and mentoring. Lynne Hehr is a GLOBE
Mentor Master Trainer in all GLOBE protocols. She has just become a member of the GLOBE Education Working Group,
having finished a three-year term as the GLOBE North America Southeast Regional representative. She is also serving
on several committees for GLOBE events in the near future including: the GLOBE TTT/NARM in Indiana, the Southeast
GLOBE Student Research Symposium (SRS) in North Carolina and the GLOBE Learning Expedition in Ireland. Summer
K-4 and 5-12 GLOBE workshops are currently being planned for July.

The University of Arkansas Partnership provides professional learning for both formal and informal educators, in-service
teachers and pre-service teachers. Special foci include Elementary GLOBE and the GLOBE Data Explorations.



California Academy of Sciences/

Science Action Club L l

Coordinator Team Members CA
Laura Herszenhorn
Rik Panganiban [email protected]
(415) 379-5150
[email protected]
Cesy Martinez
L(415) 379-5830 [email protected]
(415) 379-5150

Funding: Pisces Foundation, S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, Simons Foundation, Genentech L

Metrics: 140 school-based afterschool programs, 38 community-based organizations, 29 libraries, 7 museums, zoos and

other informal science centers, and 24 schools currently reporting data.

GLOBE protocols used: Clouds Atmosphere

Designed for youth in grades 5–8, Science Action Club (SAC) is a nationwide STEM program for out-of-school time that
uses citizen science as an education and engagement strategy—a way to address STEM learning goals, teach discrete
STEM skills and build STEM identities among the next generation of critical thinkers and environmental stewards.

SAC activity kits and training make hands-on STEM easy and fun to lead for all educators—no experience necessary.
Each kit includes professional development training, 12 exciting investigations for youth, bonus activities and resources
and scientific tools and supplies for groups of 20.

SAC’s Cloud Quest unit explores the impact of clouds on weather and climate. Through games, projects, and hands-on
activities, youth investigate local sky conditions, document their discoveries with GLOBE Observer, explore environmental
issues and design strategies to protect our planet. In 2017, over 200 programs nationwide participated in Cloud Quest.

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, programming for students, citizen science

Science Action Club Links: GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report

• Leveraging the Power of Partnerships to Impact Environmental Education at Scale:

• Investigating Nature After School:



Central San Joaquin Valley Partnership

CA Coordinator Team Members
Steve Harness
Leigh-Ann Olsen [email protected]
[email protected] (559) 897-5156
(559) 897-5156

Steve Harness Peggy Foletta Steve Harness
[email protected]
Steve Harness sharness([email protected])[email protected]
[email protected] (559) 897-5
(559) 970-9467
(559) 897-5156

Cooperating organizations: Kingsburg High School

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Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine
Research Reserve


Coordinator Team Members Ariel Hunter
[email protected]
Peggy Foletta Virginia Guhin (831) 728-2822

[email protected] [email protected]

(559) 970-9467 (831) 728-2822

(V831) 728-2822 Ariel Hunter
[email protected]
v (831) 728-2822

Cooperating organizations: California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA, Elkhorn Slough Foundation, Monterey Bay GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report
Aquarium Education

Funding: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Education funds.

Metrics: 19 participating schools, with 3 currently reporting data.

AGLOBE protocols used: Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Pedosphere, Biosphere

Established in 2016, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is a relatively new partnership. We are the first
GLOBE partnership of the 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves in the US. By the end of April 2018, we will have
completed 4 educator workshops, 2 elementary and 2 secondary. On site we use GLOBE protocols in our education
program activities and field trip offerings. For example, we offer water quality testing from one of the reserve bridges in
the estuary, using GLOBE protocols, and will soon add fresh water monitoring and macroinvertebrates in our fresh water
ponds to our portfolio offerings. Our GLOBE weather station is monitored during our afterschool program partnership
with Elkhorn School students in grades 2-5 and staff encourages visitors to assist with our solar noon measurements.
After school program students also study soils and investigate land cover in our oak forest area. They investigate estuary
water properties using hydrosphere protocols, work with our researchers who study the crab and other critter populations
and help our land stewards plant native plants around the reserve.

As part of a partnership between Pajaro Valley Unified School District and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Elkhorn Slough
Reserve education staff provide expertise and tools to help local high school students carry out science investigations
in the Elkhorn Slough habitats. These students, from an underserved, low income community, take part in a yearlong
class called WATCH (Watsonville Area Teens Conserving Habitats), sponsored by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, at each
of the 3 high schools in Watsonville, CA. Slough education staff also visit the classes to provide background on slough
habitats and assist with data collection and analysis using GLOBE protocols. Last summer, 2 MBA WATCH staff members
and 2 teachers from WATCH schools completed our GLOBE workshop. We are excited to report that this May, 3 teams of
WATCH students will present their research at the GLOBE Pacific Regional SRS at NASA Ames in Mountainview, CA!

The National Estuarine Research Reserve system is administered by NOAA, which provides a weather and water
monitoring system called System Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP). One weather station and 4 water quality stations
located throughout the length of the slough, collect and transmit data via satellite to a website available to the public.
WATCH and field trip students use these data to expand their monitoring and investigation data collecting efforts. This
15-minute data provides sets of data students can analyze for a better understanding of the estuary water and weather
systems. Slough educators have created lessons connecting student-collected GLOBE data with SWMP data sets.

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, Elementary GLOBE, Informal science



San Joaquin County Office of Education

CA Coordinator Team Member
Jcim and Conni Bock Dave Meade

[email protected] [email protected]

(2D09) 468-9223



Cooperating organizations: CREEC - California Regional Environmental Education Community
Participating schoodDls: 45


ScienceE @OC Gail Spear

e [email protected]

7 714.541.5300

Coordinator Team Members

Laurie Smith Eddie Tabata
[email protected]
[email protected] Gail Spear (714) 541-5300

(714) 541-5300 [email protected]
e Gail Spear
7 [email protected]
(714) 541-5300
GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report
Funding: Corporate and Foundations

Metrics: 3 participating schools with 1 currently reporting Cloud observations.

GLOBE protocols used: Atmosphere: Cloud Observations

[email protected] primarily works with middle school teachers in Orange County California. We are encouraging local teachers
to utilize the GLOBE protocols in their Project Based Learning units and will incorporate a GLOBE strand in our STEMQuest
PBL Summer Institute.

23 Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, Citizen science, Informal science


WestEd & CCASN at UC Berkeley

Coordinators Team Members CA

Tracy Ostrom JoSnvBeotxlearmnaan Darche

[email protected] [email protected]

(510) 219-0538 (54101)53-032-04390-83957

Svetlana Darche Matt Silbergllitt

[email protected] [email protected]

(415) 309-3957 (510) 302-4262

Matt Silbergllitt

b [email protected]

5 The WestEd/CCASN Partnership has work5ed10w-it3h0a2v-a4r2ie6ty2of organizations including non-profits, government agencies

and private industry. This list includes: Pacific Astronomical Society, Friends of Sausal Creek, UC Berkeley Atmospheric

T Science group from the Department of Chemistry, UC Davis Engineering Department and Sustainable Farm, NASA AMES,

Earth Team, Sun Power, Andrew Gunther (Climate Scientist Consultant), New Mexico Public Education Department,
California Department of Education, Tennessee Department of Education.

Funding: NSF AISL – ECLIPSE Project (informal education) and NASA CAN- GLOBE Mission EARTH (GME) (formal

Metrics: 40 participating schools in Northern California. The GME grant provides support to 10 GLOBE schools in California.
Works closely with the New Mexico Public Education Department and New Mexico GLOBE Coordinator serving 3 schools
in NM. Partner with Earth Team to support an afterschool internship program for high school students. 14 schools have
reported data in the last year.

GLOBE protocols used: Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Pedosphere, and Biosphere

There are 10 schools that are a part of the GLOBE mission EARTH (GME) program. This program includes professional
development throughout the year for teachers, professionals and graduate students working directly with students in
the classroom. The partnership arranges student tours at the participating universities and for guest speakers and
WestEd/CCASN partners helping teachers in classrooms. GME schools are currently preparing for the Student Research
Symposia (SRS) in CA (California schools) and CO (New Mexico schools.)

The partnership works with students from Earth Team’s after school Youth Sustainability Internship Program. The goal of GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report
this partnership is to provide STEM learning and career exploration. Interns present their projects at the Pacific SRS.
Other schools under the partnership may also be participating in the Pacific SRS.

The WestEd/CCASN GLOBE partnership provides GLOBE training to K-12 teachers and science
facilitators within a formal or informal educational setting. This partnership also provides
in-service professional development by providing classroom content connections between
GLOBE and NGSS. WestEd and CCASN are organizations with on-the-ground experiences
and over 70 years of research-based knowledge. The partnership’s expertise is focused on
improving STEM educational experiences for students by working with individuals at the
school, district, state and/or federal levels. The partnership continues to provide K-12
GLOBE/Curriculum integration and provide GLOBE/NGSS classroom connections.

T Our specific areas of expertise are: In-service PD, Education research, and Informal/Formal
science education.



L Anne Gold, Director CIRES EO
[email protected]
CIRESL( Education Outreach
(303) 735-5514

CO Coordinator Team Members
Lesley Smith, Assoc. Dir. CIRES EO
C Jennifer Taylor, US GLOBE Partner Forum [email protected]
(303) 735-1750
Southwestern Rep
Anne Gold, Director CIRES EO
[email protected] L [email protected] Anne Gold, Direc
(303) 492-5520 L (303) 735-5514 [email protected]
(303) 735

Cooperating organizations: The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) is a NOAA
Cooperative Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. CIRES conducts Earth and environmental science research
from solid rock to the surface of tChe Sun and beyond.
Funding: CIRES Education Outreach receives base funding through the cooperative agreement between CU Boulder
and NOAA. A majority of our funding comes through federal project grants.


CIRES and GLOBE: CIRES Education Outreach is seeking to build GLOBE partnerships with schools and science centers
in Front Range and Denver Metro areas in Colorado. We can provide training in many GLOBE protocols and have a
complete inventory of GLOBE equipment to lend to support involvement in GLOBE.

GLOBE protocols used: Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and GLOBE Observer

CIRES Education and Outreach develops relationships between our scientists and the communities we serve. As a GLOBE

Partner, CIRES Education Outreach provides outreach and engagement opportunities for formal and informal educators.

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Anne Gold, DiniraencdtooruCt oIRf tEhSe cElaOssroom. We are currently collaborating on a NASA-funded project to review and revise the GLOBE
[email protected] develop it into a GLOBE Observer app.
(303) 735-5514
Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: Science research, Citizen Science, In-service PD

In January 2018, CIRES Education Outreach teamed up with GIO, UCAR and St. Vrain Valley School District to host an
international visit to Colorado for South Korean students and their teacher from Masan Yongma High School and the
Republic of Korea GLOBE Country Coordinator. Read the article about their visit.

GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report The South Korean students also visited the University of Colorado Boulder and made their first North American GLOBE
Observer Clouds app observation. The students participated in a StarLab planetarium show presented by CU Fiske
Planetarium, also a GLOBE Partner.


C O L OwR A D O Partnership Team Mem
Janelle Johnson
Metropolitan State University of Denver j CO

Coordinator Team Member
Rich Wagner Janelle Johnson
[email protected] [email protected]

Cooperating organizations: Center for Advanced STEM Education, MSU Denver, Rich Wagner reviews student
Community College of Denver, GLOBE GIO, University of New Hampshire, and research projects at the
Open World Learning Northwest SRS

Funding: National Science Foundation, ITEST Award #1615193

Recent program activities:
• MULTI STEM Institute Summer 2017
• Water quality and pH, September 2017
• Temperature and weather, October 2017
• Science of seasons, December 2017

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, Pre-service
teachers, Education research

2017 Student Research Symposia GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report

In 2017, U.S. GLOBE held the second annual Student Research Symposia (SRS), a series of six regional face-to-
face symposia highlighting student research using GLOBE protocols or GLOBE data. Over 200 students from
around the country presented 95 projects. 47 Partners, representing 29 Partnerships, mentored student-teacher
teams and attended the events. Photographs, live videos, and updates were posted to the GLOBE Facebook page
and Twitter.

Learn more about the SRS here:



UCAR Center for Science Education


Coordinator [email protected]@hisimenutwgbcuvaaeaecrynr.ayedsdrL.ueeadrnui,[email protected] Tim Barnes Deanna TeBockhorst
John Ristvey
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
(303) 497-2591
Education Specialist Consultant, GLOBE Trainer

P Director, UCAR SciEd Author for Elementary GLOBE Illustrator Elementary GLOBE
Associate Director GIO
Lisa Gardiner Tim Barnes Deanna TeBockhorst

h [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

M Cooperating organizations: The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is a consortium of universities
and colleges offering degrees in thIleluasttmraotsoprhEerliecmsceinentacreysGanLdOoBpeErates the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

The offices of the UCAR Center for Science Education are located in Boulder, Colorado.

Funding: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, National Science Foundation, NASA, NOAA

GLOBE Weather Field Test Teachers:
• 6 GLOBE, 6 non-GLOBE
• 4 Urban, 4 suburban, 4 rural schools from California, Oregon, Colorado, Oklahoma, Wisconsin,
Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina
• 9 Public, 1 private, 2 parochial school
• 3 Very diverse, 5 Somewhat diverse, 5 Not diverse

GLOBE protocols used: Atmosphere

The UCAR Center for Science Education is comprised of staff with expertise in the atmospheric and related sciences
and science education. We are passionate about the importance of our mission and strive for excellence in all aspects
of our work. Major program areas include formal (K-12) education, informal education and school and public programs,
education technology and undergraduate education. We are a member of the Colorado GLOBE Collaborative, a team of
regional GLOBE Partners, promoting and supporting the use of GLOBE in and out of the classroom.

GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report Teacher Trainings

(1) Atmosphere Protocols with GLOBE Wx field test teachers: July, 2017, (2) CSC with CO GLOBE Collaborative: November,
2017, (3) Introduction to GLOBE Wiggins CO: December, 2017, and (4) Introduction to GLOBE Aurora CO: December, 2017


21st GLOBE Annual Meeting, New Haven
Connecticut: GLOBE Wx and Elementary

Events: Hosted students from South
Korea, January, 2018

Frequent professional learning/areas of
expertise: Elementary GLOBE, Education
research, Citizen Science



Southern Connecticut State University

Scott Michael Graves
[email protected]
(203) 392-6604

Cooperating organizations: Southern Connecticut State University GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report

Funding: University and Department funds for expendable equipment and supplies

Schools Currently or Recently Reporting and Protocols Used: (44 Participating Schools)

WSouthern Connecticut State University


• Atmosphere: Air Temperatures, Barometric Pressures, Cloud Observations, Precipitations, Relative Humidity
• Hydrology: Alkalinities, Conductivities, Dissolved Oxygens, Nitrates, Transparencies, Water pH, Water

• Land Cover: MUC
• Soil: Soil Temperatures

West Haven High School
• Atmosphere: Air Temperatures, Cloud Observations
• Hydrology: Alkalinities, Conductivities, Dissolved Oxygens, Nitrates, Salinities, Transparencies, Water pH,
Water Temperatures
• Land Cover: Biometry Trees, MUC, Vegetation Covers

Darien High School
• Atmosphere: Cloud Observations, Surface Temperatures

At Southern Connecticut State University, we run regular semester-long GLOBE focused courses for pre-service and
in-service teachers and informal educators. An undergraduate Environmental Studies course uses GLOBE science
content along with Earth Systems Science activities and GLOBE field and lab activities and data gathering. This course
serves ~20 students per semester. A graduate version of the GLOBE-focused course also exists using the same/similar
science content and GLOBE and ESS activities, but the science and pedagogic content is at a graduate level. This course
serves ~12 students per year.

Each Summer, 3-day GLOBE refresher workshops are offered on our college campus and at Outer Island.

These courses are “model” programs demonstrating what GLOBE training looks like at the College/University level.

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: GLOBE in undergraduate classrooms, Pre-service teachers, Informal

See the Recent (2017) Annual Meeting page… lots of links to images of the event!



Talcott Mountain Science Center John Pellino
(860) 677-8571

CT Coordinator Team Member
Jonathan Craig

[email protected] jp(e8l6l(i08n)[email protected])776tm7-87s5-c87.51o7r1g

(860) 677-8C57T1 State Department of Educa(8ti6o0n) 677-8571

CT State Department of Education
CT State Department of Education

Cooperating organiza tions: C T S tate D epartment of Education

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h • Hydrosphere: Water Temperature, TDS/Conductivity, pH, TransWpearheanvecya,tmDoOs,pNheitrrea, tes.
• Pedosphere: Soil Temperature, Soil Moisture, Soil Characterization.
h We have atmosphere,
b TMSC works directly with schools for data collection and with teachers for professional development. We have partnered
with the State of Connecticut Inter-district Cooperative Programs. We have atmosphere, biometry/phenology and

pedosphere sites on our campus, and hydrosphere sites nearby.

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise:
• In-service PD
• Programming for students
• Informal science

GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report



University of West Georgia

Randa Harris
[email protected]
(678) 839-4056

Metrics: 25 Participating Schools
GLOBE protocols used: Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Pedosphere, GPS, Earth as a System
When we are able to get a large enough group to train, we host training sessions in the protocols above.
Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: GLOBE in undergraduate classrooms, Science research, Pre-service


Pacific Resources for Education HI
and Learning
GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report

Ethan Allen
[email protected]
(808) 441-1392


Cooperating organizations: HIDOE 30

Metrics: 21 participating schools, 2 currently reporting data

GLOBE protocols used:
• Atmosphere: Air Temperatures, Cloud Observations
• Hydrology: Alkalinities, Conductivities, Dissolved Oxygens, Nitrates, Salinities, Transparencies, Water pH,
Water Temperatures
• Biosphere: MUC
• Pedosphere: Layer Descriptions, Soil pH, Soil Temperature


Purdue University w


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IN Coordinator TSeaGraamh Members
Steven Smith Nern

GLOBE PartPner, Trainer; GLOBE Partner, Trainer De
Department of Chemistry b
U.S. Partner Forum

Representative at Large [email protected]
Dept. of Earth Atmospheric
anwd Planetary Sciences
Dean Ballotti

[email protected] GLOBE Partner, Trainer

P Department of Curriculum & Instruction
[email protected]/ortdututiree.eadchu

Cooperating organizations: Imagination Station, West Lafayette Parks Dept.b, Tippecanoe Emergency Management,

Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Science Express.

Funding: Funding for GLOBIE activities at PFurdue University comes from competitive grants including the Indiana

Department of Education, NSF grants and many foundations.

Metrics: 46 Participating schools, with 12 currently reporting.

I GLOBE protocols used: Purdue University offers training in all spheres of GLOBE.

Recent program activities: F
Equipment Loan
• Science Express ( high school equipment loan program for

F Northern-Central Indiana

• Purdue University K-12 Outreach loanEs out a variety of items to teachers and students.

Teacher Professional Development

• Year-round support with 2 new GLOBE Partners in 2017!

• Summer GLOBE workPshops

• Pre-service teacher training with GLOBE integration

P • Teacher Conference presentations thTat incorporate GLOBE and Elementary GLOBE

GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report E Student Activities at PurdueEUniversity for high school AP classes. GLOBE incorporated when appropriate.
• AP Fridays

• Science project mentoring for students doing GLOBE projects

Community Activities

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and worked with them to secure funds to put up a
weather station at a children's museum and coordinate a weather field day.

• Highlight the GLOBE Observer app at Springfest,wPurdue University

• Weather Day at local children’s museum. The GLOBE Observer app will be highlighted at this event showing
people how they can be a citizen scientist and collect data about the weather and clouds.

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, Programming for students, Elementary GLOBE,

31 S Pre-service teachers


Fort Hays State University

Coordinator KS
Paul Adams
[email protected]
(785) 628-5344

Cooperating organizations: Fort Hays State University Science and Mathematics Education Institute
Metrics: 48 Participating schools
GLOBE protocols used: Atmosphere, Pedosphere, Elementary, Biosphere
Fort Hays State University is in the planning stages to do a GLOBE follow-up spring 2018 for public schools at an outdoor
learning center.
Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, Elementary GLOBE, Pre-service teachers


College of Education, University of LA
New Orleans

Coordinator Team Member GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report
Ivan Gill Dinah Maygarden
[email protected] [email protected]

Funding: LaSIP, NOAA BWET 32

GLOBE protocols used: Mosquito, Hydrology: clarity, pH, temperature, DO

Pre-service science teachers use a project-based learning approach to develop reports on local waterways using GLOBE
hydrology protocols. UNO’s CERF field education facility is used as a field station introducing K-12 students and teachers
to GLOBE protocols as they explore and maintain surrounding wetlands: active channels, fresh and brackish marsh and
Chef Menteur Pass. LaSIP and BWET grants supported in-service teacher training in GLOBE protocols.

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: Pre-service teachers, GLOBE in undergraduate classroom, Informal


Xavier University of Louisiana

LA Coordinator Team Member

Morewell Gasseller Renee Arkbar

[email protected] [email protected]

(814) 790-2157 (504) 520-7536


Funding: XULA

GLOBE protocols used: Atmospheric and Hydrosphere protocols

Recent Program Activities:
• Pre-Service teachers: The course is designed to prepare students to teach Earth Science at the high school
level. The course emphasizes applying inquiry-based teaching approaches and on developing deep
understanding of basic Earth Science concepts. Activities include discussions, interactive lectures, hands-on
and field-based experiences. During the semester, we review major content areas in Earth Science within the
context of the GLOBE Program, which is a hands-on, experiential science program for high schools. Contents of
the GLOBE Program will be related to the National Science Standards and the State Science Benchmarks. Four
major areas are covered: atmosphere/climate, hydrology, soils and land cover/biology. Students work in teams
and individually.
• Atmospheric Aerosol Research: We have ongoing research by undergraduate engineering and physics students
to study atmospheric aerosols using Atomic Force microscopy methods

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: Pre-service teachers, Engineering, Science research


GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report Advanced Earth Science Class of 2018 GLOBE workshop participaGnLtOsBaEt Xwaovriekrs:hNopovp.a2r0ti1c7ipants at Xavier : Nov. 2017



Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center

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4Eoin O’Neill
(410) 222-3822
[email protected]

(410) 222-3822

Funding: NOAA B-WET Grant (through June 2018)

Metrics: 2 participating schools, 1 currently reporting data
T protocols used: Temperature dailies (min/max), precipitation, clouds, mosquitoes (GLOBE Observer)

Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center is home to Anne Arundel County Public School’s Environmental Literacy and
Outdoor Education Office. In addition to providing outdoor environmental programming to 25,000 students annually, the
Environmental Literacy Office develops curriculum and provides support to in-service teachers.

Arlington Echo is a new GLOBE partner and will be running its first teacher training in March 2018. Currentefforts include
generating interest in the teacher population and running GLOBE protocols with students visiting the education center.
Currently, 4th grade students are collecting precipitation and multi-day min/max air temperature data at the center. During
the summer months, summer high school interns collect mosquito data for the GLOBE Observer App

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, Programming for students, Informal science

GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report



NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

MD Coordinator Team Members Kristen Weaver Brian Campbell
Trena Ferrell, PhD [email protected] [email protected]
Todd Toth [email protected] (301) 614-6146 (757) 824-1037
[email protected] (301) 286-7114
(301) 286-2774 Dorian Janney Valerie Cassanto
Holli (Riebeek) Kohl [email protected] [email protected]
[email protected] (301) 286-8912 (301) 286-6605
(703) 283-0987

GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report Cooperating organizations: NASA / NOAA / National Wildlife Federation

Metrics: 408 Participating schools, 53 Schools reporting data in 2017, 554 Teachers Trained, and 2,062,315 Observations

GLOBE protocols used:
• Atmosphere: Air Temperature, Precipitation, Snowpack, Clouds & Contrails, Aerosols, Relative Humidity, Barometric
Pressure, Surface Temperature
• Hydrosphere: Water Temperature, pH, Dissolved Oxygen, Salinity, Electrical Conductivity, Transparency, Alkalinity,
Nitrates, Fresh Water Macroinvertebrates
• Pedosphere: Soil Temperature, Soil Moisture via sensors - Gravimetrics - SMAP, and Soil Characterization
• Biosphere: Biometry - Trees, Graminoid, Land Cover

The Goddard Office of Education serves as the NASA Goddard GLOBE partner. The partnership is headed by Dr. Robert Gabrys
and administered by Todd Toth. Goddard became a GLOBE partner in 2005. Todd has been a GLOBE teacher since 1995. NASA
Goddard has the largest number of on-site Earth Scientists anywhere in the world, which makes it the perfect location to house
a GLOBE partnership. The Goddard GLOBE Partnership covers 11 states throughout the Northeast/ Mid-Atlantic Region.

• Equipment loan to schools and organizations
• Provide GLOBE professional development to schools and universities, GLOBE Trainer and Master Training opportunities,

GLOBE training for U.S. Embassy staff and Peace Corps, collaboration with the National Wildlife Federation to provide
GLOBE / Eco-School training
• Work closely with other governmental agencies and non-governmental agencies to enhance and expand GLOBE
opportunities, pre-service teacher training and teacher beta-testers for the new Calitoo Sun Photometers
• Offer support for student activities such as the Northeast / Mid-Atlantic Regional Student Research Symposium, 4-H
Maker Fair, NASA Earth Day Activities and Girl Scout incorporation of GLOBE protocols into summer camp activities
• Organize community activities such as a 2017 Solar Eclipse party in Pennsylvania which drew more than 800 participants,
eclipse awareness-building events and coverage leading up to the eclipse and significant travel/on-site support to the
path of totality and other locations on August 21st, 2017.

Frequent professional learning/areas of
expertise: In-service PD, Elementary
GLOBE, Citizen science



Global STEM Education Center, Inc

Larisa Schelkin
[email protected]
(508) 395-0676

Funding: Currently recruiting more schools for 2018-2019 academic year and
Pplanning on applying for grants
Participating schools: Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District, Northbridge
Public Schools, Northhampton Public Schools
GLOBE protocols used: We have started this academic year with hydrosphere
and clouds protocols.
Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, Programming
for Students, Elementary GLOBE

GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report



Grand Valley State University

MI Coordinator Team Member
Janet Vail Kelly Heid
C [email protected] [email protected]
(616) 331-3048 (616) 331-3669


Cooperating organizations: GVSU Regional Math & Science Center, GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute

Funding: Grand Valley State University (GVSU)

Metrics: 22 Participating schools

GLOBE protocols used: Mainly hydrology; surface temperature

GVSU Globe has been active for about 20 years. GLOBE scientists have helped with some of our workshops. We have
incorporated GLOBE protocols into our informal education programs onboard our research and education vessels.
Our focus has mainly been in-service teacher training. Recently, a faculty member at GVSU has joined the partnership
and she is focusing on pre-service teacher education.

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, Pre-service teachers, Informal science


GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report



Northern Michigan University

mMitchell Klett
([email protected]
(906) 227-1641

GLOBE protocols used: Atmosphere, Land Cover, Hydrology

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: Elementary GLOBE, Pre-service teachers, GLOBE in undergraduate

Partner Watercoolers GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report

The United States GLOBE Partnerships have formed a Professional Learning Community (PLC) and regularly
present to one another virtually. The Zoom meetings, called Watercoolers, are scheduled every three weeks
where two presenters split the time. The Watercoolers are recorded for those that cannot attend in person.
Topics this year have included:

•Leveraging GLOBE Resources to Implement Middle School Science and Math Standards
•Nation’s Capital Girl Scouts and GLOBE
•Citizen Science for Girls
•One Tiny Piece Activity (Soils)
•Data Mapping with Online GIS Tools
•How does the Texas Tech Outdoor School incorporate GLOBE?
•Fire Fuel Protocol Revision
•Ground-based Cloud Observations: Satellite Imagery Matching Process
•Planning for Inquiry: how to help students succeed
•Afterschool GLOBE Clubs
•Tips for Successful Grant Writing for NASA, NOAA and NSF



Wayne County Math/Science Center
at Wayne County RESA


Coordinator Team Members
Linda Olinik
David Bydlowski [email protected]
(734) 334-1543
[email protected]

(734) 306-9508


GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report Cooperating organizations: Wayne RESA and NASA

Funding: NASA CAN Award Number NNX16AB95A

Metrics: Presently over 200 schools. Out of 238 schools and 308 teachers, there were 628,921 total observations. For a
full list of the schools, please visit:

GLOBE protocols used:
• Atmosphere: Aerosols; Air Temperature; Barometric Pressures; Cloud Observations; Precipitations; Relative
Humidities; Snowpacks; Surface Temperatures; Green Up/Green Down
• Hydrology: Alkalinities; Conductivities; Dissolved Oxygens; Nitrates; Salinities; Transparencies; Water pH; Water
• Soil: Soil Moisture via SMAP; Soil Temperatures

The AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN) introduces NASA technologies and practices in authentic,
experiential learning environments. Low-cost instrumented systems for in-situ and remotely sensed Earth observations
include kite-based “AEROKATS” and remotely controlled aquatic and land-based “ROVERS”.

Our GLOBE Partnership was highlighted in the recent NASA Spinoff 2018 publication:
“NASA Kite Invention Spurs Ever-Growing Educational Program”

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, Citizen Science, Engineering, GLOBE in undergraduate



INFINITY S cience Ce nter

Coordinator Team Members MS
Donna Torres Jill Senn
[email protected] [email protected]
(228) 533-9025 ext. 306 (228) 533-9025 ext. 321

Dustin Herrmann
[email protected]

(228) 533-9025 ext. 317

Participating schools: 10 Dustin Herrmann Dustin Herrmann
GLOBE protocols used: d
d 228-533-9025 ext 317
228-533-9025 ext 317

• Atmosphere: Air Temperature, Precipitation, Clouds & Contrails, Surface Temperature

Dustin Herrmann
• Hydrosphere: Water Temperature, pH, Ddissolved Oxygen, Transparency

Recent program activities: 228-533-9025 ext 317

• Hosted NASA Education Eclipse Event, reported GLOBE temperature during eclipse.

• Hosted professional development on Atmosphere protocols.

• Placed 8 new weather stations between Mississippi and Louisiana.

• Hosted Citizen Science Homeschool Event. Promoted GLOBE Observer App. Conducted pH and
transparency protocols.

• Hosted GLOBE Boot Camp, November 2017.

Dustin Herrmann

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-s2d2e8r-5v3i3c-9e02P5Dex,t C31i7tizen Science, Informal Science

GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report



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MS Coordinator Team Members

Sherry S. Herron Laila Ali

[email protected] [email protected]

(601) 266-4739 (601) 266-4739 6

[email protected]@m.uesdmu .edu
(601) 266-4739

Cooperating organizations: Mississippi Science Teachers Association, Hattiesburg Public School District, Mississippi
Museum of Natural Science, Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Hattiesburg Parks & Rec, Osceola McCarty
Youth Development Center

Funding: University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Education Math and Science Partnership (past),
EPA Gulf of Mexico Alliance (past), NOAA BWET (past)

GLOBE protocols used: bulk density,
•pBiosphere: biometry, carbon cycle, land cover classification

• Hydrosphere: turbidity, water temperature, pH, salinity, Dissolved Oxygen, alkalinity, nitrates, freshwater

invertebrates, mosquito larvae.

• Pedosphere: SMAP, soil moisture, temperature, characterization, fertility, pH, infiltration, bulk density, particle size

• Atmosphere: clouds, aerosols, precipitation, wind, barometric pressure, relative humidity, air temperature,
water vapor

GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report We have been conducting Elementary GLOBE activities in summer youth programs and giving presentations about GLOBE
at conferences. We train pre-service biology and in-service biology, earth science and chemistry teachers at both the
secondary and post-secondary levels in GLOBE protocols through academic year courses, summer field courses and
workshops. One of our teachers participated in the SMAP campaign. We have participated in the 2016, 2017 and 2018
Southeast Student Research Symposia and have sent teams each year. Herron served on the U.S. Partner Forum
from 2014 through 2017. Herron is currently directing three dissertations related to GLOBE which are in various stages
of completion.

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: Pre-service and In-service PD, Informal science with Elementary
GLOBE, Education research



Southwest Montana Astronomical

Lynn Powers
[email protected]
(406) 600-3637

Cooperating organizations: Montana State University, Inspired Classroom
Metrics: Bozeman High School, 44 Trained teachers and 42 Trained Pre-Service teachers
GLOBE protocols used: Atmosphere, Pedosphere, Hydrosphere
SMAS trained participants in the Citizen CATE Experiment’s 2017 Solar Eclipse protocols
Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: Pre-service teachers at Montana State University, Citizen Science,
Informal Science

GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report



Leitzel Center at the University of

New Hampshire


Coordinator Team Member
Jennifer Bourgeault Haley Wicklein
[email protected] [email protected]
(603) 862-2449

GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report Cooperating organizations: NH Project Learning Tree, Project WILD (NH Fish and Game), Project WET (NH Department
of Environmental Services), the USDA Forest Service, and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Funding: Math Science Partnership grant administered by NH State Department of Education

Metrics: 10 New Hampshire schools are currently reporting Atmosphere and Hydrosphere measurements.

In June 2017, the Leitzel Center NH GLOBE Partnership completed Year 3 of a 3-year Math Science Partnership grant
which provided 80 hours of professional development throughout the 2016-2017 school year, culminating in a week-long
summer workshop. Participants were 30 NH teachers from 5 school districts. Bourgeault and the other leaders provided
content on Atmosphere, Weather and Climate and field investigations using GLOBE, Project WET, Project Learning Tree,
and Project WILD, along with resources from Cooperative Extension and the USDA Forest Service. The collaborators
have been awarded a 4th year of funding to provide content around Earth Systems and skills in teacher leadership to
build sustainability within their schools.

One of the outcomes, a Vertical Science Literacy Scope and Sequence document for each of the three themes,
centered around NGSS, is available through the NH Project Learning Tree and NH GLOBE Partnership webpages.

In August, Bourgeault, two University of New Hampshire PhD graduate students and a few NHEET representatives
observed and recorded measurements using the GLOBE Observer app during the eclipse with the Coe Brown
Northwood Academy. For pictures and details on this event, visit the article posted on the GLOBE website:

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, Elementary GLOBE, Education research



Palmyra Cove Nature Park

Coordinator Team Members NJ

John D. Moore Peter Dorofy Kristina Merola

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

[email protected] (856) 829-1900 x. 1263 (856) 829-1900 x. 1267

(856) 829-1900 x. 1262 GISN Member GISN Member

GISN Member

2015 GLOBE Distinguished Educator Fellow

P Kristina Merola
p [email protected]
( (856) 829.1900 x. 1267
G GISN Member

Cooperating organizations: Rowan College at Burlington County, Rowan University, American Meteorological Society,

Funding: Burlington County Bridge Commission and
Palmyra Cove Environmental Education Foundation

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise:
In-service PD, Education Research, Technology

Eclipse GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report

During the eclipse that took place in the United States in August 2017, GLOBE Partnerships and teachers hosted
groups for the purpose of collecting measurements using the NASA GLOBE Observer App. Over the course of
the eclipse, approximately 106,600 observations were made, from a total of approximately 10,553 GLOBE
Observers. In order to enhance the effort, the GLOBE Observer team wrote an article on how to analyze these
data in support of both the IVSS and the U.S. Regional Student Research Symposia.


GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report NEW YORK

Institute for Research in Science


Michael Jabot, PhD.
[email protected]
(716) 673-3639

Cooperating organizations: SUNY Fredonia
Funding: SUNY Fredonia
Metrics: 98 Participating schools
GLOBE protocols used: Atmosphere, Pedosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere, Earth as a System
The current focus of our Partnership is the expansion of GLOBE as a building-wide adoption. This is particularly true for
elementary buildings. We have a strong emphasis on the integration of NYSSLS (New York’s Adaptation of NGSS) through
GLOBE in these classrooms.
Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, Pre-service teachers, Education research



Queens College Team Members Rebekah Schiller NY
Peter Schmidt (point of contact) [email protected] [email protected]
(718) 997-4268
Dr. Allan Ludman
[email protected]
(718) 997-3324

Cooperating organizations: American Museum of Natural History, Bronx River Alliance, The City College of New York, GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report
City University of New York, New York City Urban Park Rangers, The Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental
Education at NYU, Intrepid Air, Sea, Space Museum, National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools, Queens County Farm
Museum, Queens Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Alley Pond Environmental Center

Funding: City University of New York, Queens College, Consolidated Edison of New York, recent grant funding from NOAA
and EPA

Metrics: 802 participating schools. 7 schools currently reporting data, 113 reported data in the past.

GLOBE protocols used:
• Hydrology; turbidity, water temp., pH, salinity, DO, freshwater invertebrates
• Pedosphere: SMAP, soil moisture, bulk density, soil characterization, soil fertility (NPK)
• Atmosphere: clouds, barometric pressure, relative humidity, air temp max/min
• Biosphere: phenology; Green-up/down.

We just wrapped up a five-year NOAA funded Environmental Literacy grant (Into the Woods) and a two-year EPA
Environmental Education grant (Metropolitan Monarch Alliance) and we are taking a deep breath. We do have a busy
summer planned. We have two projects with the Queens College Secondary Education Department. One is a four-day
retreat to a residential field center deep in the woods where GLOBE protocols will be the kick off experience for a
pre-service training program for secondary science teachers and the second is a four-week, three-credit course on
using GLOBE in secondary science classrooms. The population of the class is people with science degrees that have
decided to pursue a graduate degree in science education.

We also have plans to host our fifth annual “GLOBE/Into the Woods, Science and Art Symposium”, inviting teachers
we have trained in GLOBE to bring their classes to share what they have done outdoors in the past year. To see a video
clip from last year:

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, Pre-service teachers, Elementary GLOBE


GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner ReportNORTH CAROLINA

Center for Marine Sciences and
Technology (CMAST)


Dr. Patrick Curley
[email protected]
(252) 222-6376

Cooperating organizations: NC State University, The Science House
Funding: Burroughs- Wellcome Student Science Enrichment Program, Big Rock Tournament Foundation
Participating schools: Onslow County Schools, Carteret County Schools, Pamlico County Schools
GLOBE protocols used: Atmosphere, Pedosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere
This partnership is about a year old. We are providing citizen science programs and opportunities to area teachers.
The Coordinator has focused on getting the proper trainer certifications which will allow him to provide Professional
Development workshops.
Facilitated presentation at NCSTA, Bridging the GAP, NCTIES and NCCAP Conferences. Also presented at Coastal SCIREN



University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Coordinator NC
Alisa Wickliff
[email protected] a a
(704) 687-8818 7 7


Cooperating organizations: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, Sound to Sea
Trinity Center, UNC Wilmington

Funding: University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Metrics: 26 Participating schools

GLOBE protocols used:

• Atmosphere: Aerosols, Air & Surface Temperature, Clouds, Precipitation, Relative Humidity, Surface Ozone

• Biosphere: Biometry, Green-Up/Green-Down, Land Cover Classification, Phenological Gardens, Ruby-Throated

• Hydrosphere: Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Freshwater Macroinvertebrates, Mosquito Larvae, Nitrates, pH,
Salinity, Water Temperature, Water Transparency

• Pedosphere: Bulk Density, Soil Characterization, Fertility, Infiltration, Soil Moisture, Soil Particle Density,
Soil Particle Size Distribution, Soil Temperature and pH

• Earth as a System: All Learning Activities

• Elementary GLOBE: Air Quality, Climate, Clouds, Earth System, Seasons, Soils, Water and Learning Activities

The Center matches the STEM and education resources of UNC Charlotte to the needs of the surrounding schools to
improve K-12 mathematics, science and engineering education in North Carolina. The mission of the Center for Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education is to promote a regional vision for STEM education and outreach,
to increase capacity in leadership, and to facilitate collaborative partnerships for addressing STEM priorities for

Annual GLOBE presentations and workshops include but are not limited to the following: Catawba River STEM Festival, GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report
K-8 STEM Conference for teachers, UNC Charlotte Science & Technology Expo, Environmental Education staff training
at Sound to Sea program, NC Science Teachers Conference. In addition, GLOBE facilitators support local schools with
training and materials.

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, Pre-service teachers, Elementary GLOBE

Elementary Globe Educator Workshop; Globe Educator Training at UNC Wilmington, SE Student Research Symposium Participant



Bowling Green State University

OH Coordinator Team Member
Nathan Hensley
Jodi J. Haney [email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
(419) 350-8469

Cooperating organizations: Xcite Learning

Funding: NSF Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: iEvolve with STEM

Participating schools: 92 schools since year 2000. Mostly, we work with Perkins local schools and Sandusky City schools
through an NSF grant. We also work with preservice teachers and informal educators at Bowling Green State University.
Toledo public schools and Springfield local schools are also currently reporting data.

GLOBE protocols used: Protocols used in all four main measurement spheres including Atmosphere, Hydrology, Soil, and
Land Cover Biology.

We worked with 3 - 9 grade teachers in the NSF iEvolve with STEM grant using GLOBE as a framework for citizen science
contextualized and enhanced using school geography. Some schools used GLOBE Hydrology and the Frog Watch program,
while others studied native pollinators (bees and butterflies) along with soil and atmosphere GLOBE protocols. We also
certify BGSU undergraduate students majoring in secondary science education and informal environmental education.
We include GLOBE into our summer Bridge program for our Choose Ohio First Grant, called ACTION. Here, future
mathematics and science teachers participate in a week-long GLOBE course emphasizing scientific research through
field-based inquiry. Finally, we offer GLOBE and Elementary GLOBE in-service training to local teachers.

Frequent professional learning/areas of expertise: In-service PD, Pre-service teachers, Elementary GLOBE

GLOBE 2017 U.S. Partner Report


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