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09/17/2021
3 Years of ICESat-2 and NASA GLOBE Observer Tree Heights
Three years ago, on September 15, 2018, at 6:02 a.m. PDT, NASA launched the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 or ICESat-2 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base (now the Vandenberg Space Force Base) in Lompoc, California.  >>

05/21/2021
2021 Community Trees Challenge Summary
The most recent GLOBE challenge, the 2021 Community Trees Challenge, has ended. Between April 15 – May 15, around the world, GLOBE and GLOBE Observer citizen scientists took 2,441 tree height observations from 1,733 global locations.  >>

05/07/2021
Join GLOBE Observer at NASA CitSciCon
Imagine all the fun of Comic-Con, only with fewer costumes and a more sciency, save-the-planet, get-everyone-doing-science kind of vibe and you have NASA’s inaugural CitSciCon, a virtual event on May 21 and May 22.  >>

05/06/2021
Science is Better Together: The Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania and the Chesapeake
Through K10, Girl Scouts can earn a “Clean Water Grows on Trees” fun patch by learning about the importance of trees and their impact on clean water.  >>

04/29/2021
Science is Better Together: The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership
The Keystone 10 (K10) Million Trees Partnership is a collaborative effort, in Pennsylvania, of national, regional, state, and local agencies, conservation organizations, outdoors enthusiasts, businesses, and citizens committed to improving Pennsylvania's communities, economy, and ecology.  >>

04/21/2021
Science is Better Together: The Real-World Benefit of the NASA GLOBE Observer Trees Tool
Tree height is the most widely used indicator of an ecosystem's ability to grow trees, so tracking tree height over time can help us to assess the ecological health of a given area.  >>

04/15/2021
Trees are land cover
With the GLOBE Observer (GO) mobile app there are two ways of tracking the location and number of trees across Earth: GO Land Cover and GO Trees. So what is the difference between these two? What is the benefit of one over the other? Should you make observations of trees using both of the tools?  >>

04/08/2021
You Better Beleaf it: NASA GLOBE Program to Host 2021 Trees Community Challenge
Beginning 15 April, The GLOBE Program will host the 2021 Trees Community Challenge, aimed at making science better together by encouraging participants to collect data and learn all about trees.  >>

01/19/2021
What in the World Are Moon Trees?
Have you ever heard of “Moon Trees?” Technically, the trees called “Moon Trees” have never been to the Moon, but the 500 seeds that grew the trees were taken into lunar orbit.  >>

11/24/2020
Educator Options with the GLOBE Teacher vs. GLOBE Observer Account Types
The options available through the GLOBE Program can be complex, and it can be difficult for teachers or other educators to determine the best way to use GLOBE Observer with their students or program participants. Different choices will make sense in different circumstances. This article describes some of the main options with GLOBE, and what each one can and can’t do, with a particular focus on how they might work for teachers or other facilitators running programs for students, or students and families.  >>

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