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:

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) undertakes responsibility for recruiting GLOBE schools, training GLOBE teachers and mentoring GLOBE students throughout Wayne County, Michigan. The US Partner Coordinator is David Bydlowski -- -- 734-334-1455

GLOBE Workshops in Wayne County During 2014 - 2015

January 15, 2015 -- Elementary GLOBE at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, MI

Elementary GLOBE is designed to introduce K-4 students to the study of Earth System Science. The complete instructional unit includes:

  • Science-based storybooks designed to introduce students to key concepts in water, soil, clouds, seasons and Earth system studies.
  • Classroom learning activities complementing the science content covered in each storybook that are designed to further engage students in GLOBE's 5 investigation areas.

GLOBE makes every effort to provide translations of our materials in the 6 official U.N. languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish). Currently, Arabic, English, French, German, and Spanish translations of Elementary GLOBE books and teacher's guide are available on the web site.  Please visit:

To register for the workshop, please visit:

February 12, 2015 - GLOBE Citizen Science: Global Precipitation Measurement Mission at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, MI

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Satellite Mission "will use multiple satellites orbiting Earth to collect rain, snow and other precipitation data worldwide, every three hours."  In GLOBE, students also take regular precipitation data.  

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March 3, 2015 - GLOBE Citizen Science: Phenology at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, MI

The purpose of this workshop is to involve students in short-term and long-term scientific studies focused on the relationship between climate and the biosphere by collecting plant phenology, atmosphere, and soil measurements near their school and in comparison with schools across the globe.  

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Wayne RESA is a GLOBE Partner and Works in Conjuntion with 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. 

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Recently the National Weather Service provided a CoCoRaHS Refresher Training, at their facility in White Lake, MI.  If you would like to view the powerpoint presentation, that was used in the training, please CLICK HERE . Special thanks to Rachel Kulik, for providing this presentation.