The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE's vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system working in close partnership with NASA, NOAA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSP's) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth's environment. For more information on GLOBE, please visit: http://globe.gov

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Wayne RESA is a GLOBE Partner

The U.S. GLOBE Program enters into partnerships with U.S. organizations which undertake efforts to recruit GLOBE schools, train GLOBE teachers, and mentor GLOBE students in their areas. Michigan partners include:

  • Northern Michigan University, Marquette MI
  • Grand Valley State University, Muskegon MI
  • Wayne County Math/Science Center at Wayne County RESA, Wayne MI

The Wayne County Math and Science Center at the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), a US Partner since 1998, undertakes responsibility for recruiting GLOBE schools, training GLOBE teachers and mentoring GLOBE students throughout Wayne County, Michigan. The US Partner Coordinator is David Bydlowski -- bydlowd@resa.net -- 734-334-1455

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GLOBE Workshops and Presentations from the Wayne County Mathematics and Science Center at Wayne RESA During the 2016-2017 Year 

November 5, 2016
1:00 – 2:00 pm

GLOBE in the Middle School Classroom at the MDSTA/DACTM Fall Conference at Warren Cousino High School in Warren, MI.

Learn how to organize and implement various GLOBE protocols for middle school students.  GLOBE’s activities address scientific topics relating to the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and pdedosphere, which vary in complexity, allowing them to fit into virtually any grade level curriculum.

 

 

Wayne RESA is a GLOBE Partner and Works in Conjunction with the CoCoRaHS Project

CoCoRaHS is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow). By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive Web-site, their aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications. They are now in all fifty states. 

To learn more about the CoCoRaHS Project, please visit: http://cocorahs.org  

 

AREN Project at Wayne RESA

NASA’s Cooperative Agreement Award NNX16AB95A awardee, AREN, is collaborating with the GLOBE Program to train the next generation of scientists, engineers, technicians, and educators that will form the multidisciplinary teams of tomorrow. · AREN is an innovative program in which Wayne RESA (Wayne, MI) and its partners (Anasphere, Inc.; Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center; Montana State University National Teacher Enhancement Network; NASA Goddard Flight Center; Public Lab; University of Maryland, Eastern Shore; University of South Florida; and Washington College) and collaborators will cooperate with NASA to promote and develop the understanding of NASA Earth Science objectives: 

  • Enable STEM education 
  • Improve U.S. scientific literacy 
  • Advance National education goals 
  • Leverage efforts through partnerships 

Using NASA-designed tethered airborne and remotely operated aquatic platforms, the AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN), is training the next generation of scientists, engineers, and other professionals to observe and understand our planet Earth through experiential learning.

AREN enables the delivery of NASA remote sensing and in-situ observation concepts, technology, and data into formal and informal educational settings for all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds, and geographic locations, thereby integrating science, technology, and engineering into diverse learning environments.

AREN partners with the GLOBE Program, to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment through experiential learning.

GLOBE’s focus on teaching students the value of and how to perform rigorous field data collection along with their international science network, is vital to the AREN Project.  AREN in turn, advances GLOBE by expanding traditional study sites by adding three dimensional profiles, transects and aerial imaging for data collection and analysis.  AREN also supports  engineering design to develop new tools and methods for collecting data while demonstrating NASA operational concepts and rigorous safety practices.

The AREN Project provides model educational units, lessons, and activities aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards to provide the necessary science literacy skills for all, and integrates STEM education using NASA technology and data-collection in real-world settings, so that all learners can create and engineer solutions for real-world challenges.