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

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


GLOBE Workshops and Presentations in Wayne During 2015 

March 31, 2015 -- SMAP Training at Wayne RESA in Wayne, MI

Workshop Description:

SMAP Mission: A GLOBE and NASA Satellite Partnership -- The K-12 education community can be part of the GLOBE  and NASA Satellite Partnership and participate with the Soil Moisture Active Passive Mission (SMAP) . The purpose of the training is to obtain soil moisture data using the following:

Gravimetric & Volumetric Soil Moisture Protocols

SMAP Block Pattern Field and Lab Guide

SMAP Block Pattern data sheet

Training will also be provided in collecting soil temperature.

Special thanks to guest presenters: Brian Campbell, NASA and Kevin Czajkowski, University of Toledo.

Please CLICK HERE  to download Biran Campbell's presentation, as a pdf, on SMAP. 

Please CLICK HERE  to download Andy Henry's presentaiton, as a pdf, on remote sensing. 

Please CLICK HERE  to visit the GLOBE/SMAP Partnership website. 


March 20, 2015:  Citizen Science: Precipitation -- MACUL Conference, Detroit, MI

Do you look at weather apps?  Do you watch the weather report? Do you measure precipitaion in your backyard?  CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network)  and GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment)  are citizen science programs that provide easy ways to collect data using simple observations and to record and interpret the data online.

To download the presentation, as a pdf, please CLICK HERE.


March 20, 2015: Elementary GLOBE -- MACUL Conference, Detroit, MI

Elementary GLOBE  (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is designed to introduce K-4 students to the study of Earth System Science (ESS).  Elementary GLOBE forms an instructional unit comprised of five modules that address ESS and interrelated subjects.  All of the kits are free online and are available in the six official UN languages.

To download the presentation, as a pdf, please CLICK HERE.


March 13, 2015: Students and Teachers Investigating Climate Change and Remote Sensing -- NSTA Conference, Chicago, IL

Student projects require teachers to provide the best instructional materials, while students collect "real" data.  This happens when students investigate climate change and remote sensing.

To download the presentation, as a pdf, please CLICK HERE.


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. 

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

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.