GLOBE Program

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Guidelines:
  • Depth
  • Emphasis on skills building
  • Instructional soundness

GLOBE is used by educators around the world. When I’ve traveled to other countries, GLOBE has provided common ground, because so many teachers and students have participated in it. Being involved in a truly global project helps kids feel connected to scientists and students in other places and understand how interconnected our world is. Scientists have developed GLOBE protocols and interdisciplinary activities about the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and more, and teachers have validated these activities. They are strongly aligned with the Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence.

Guidelines:
  • Depth
  • Emphasis on skills building

This is an outstanding resource because it gets students DOING science. The GLOBE Program provides students with multiple opportunities to engage in the scientific process, interact with scientists, participate in data collection campaigns that support current research, and participate in in-person and virtual experiences that build student confidence in science, regardless of whether or not their end goal is to become a scientist. I also appreciate the holistic, systems thinking approach to looking at the Earth as a system made up of multiple, smaller systems. The collective learning informs students’ understanding of topics such as climate change and public health.

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The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is an international science and education program that provides students worldwide 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 gets students DOING science. The GLOBE Program provides students with multiple opportunities to engage in the scientific process, interact with scientists, participate in data collection campaigns that support current research, and participate in in-person and virtual experiences that build student confidence in science, regardless of whether or not their end goal is to become a scientist. It takes a holistic, systems thinking approach to looking at the Earth. The collective learning informs students’ understanding of topics such as climate change and public health.