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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.  >>

10/30/2020
GLOBE Website Upgrade
The website’s upgrade transition period is planned for 12 November through 16 November. During this period, sign in to the site will be turned off, and as such, users will not be able to add data. For the GLOBE Observer app, users will not be able to submit data within the app. However, users will still be able to make and store observations on the app to be uploaded to the site at a later time (after the upgrade is complete).  >>

10/23/2020
Documenting Extreme Earth Events using the GLOBE Observer App
2020 is now the costliest year on record for natural disasters in the United States. And yet scientists predict that extreme Earth events will become more frequent and more powerful as the climate warms  >>

02/07/2020
New resources to support research
GLOBE has been hard at work behind the scenes creating new tools and resources to make it even easier to use GLOBE data in your research. Learn more about the new resources GLOBE has launched in the last year to make it easier to do your science.  >>

12/20/2019
GLOBE Observer Highlights 2019
Over the course of 2019, you helped us collect data, observe an eclipse, GO on a Trail, do research, and make new friends.  >>

08/30/2019
Chasing light to map, measure, and monitor the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
To better understand the route’s current land cover conditions, this summer, we asked people to take pictures of the land cover along this area of interest, using the GLOBE Observer App. The GO on a Trail data challenge began June 1 and ended on September 2, 2019. Thus far, participating GLOBE observers have collected and submitted hundreds of observations along the Lewis and Clark route.  >>

06/17/2019
GO on a Trail with the Mosquito Habitat Mapper!
ou may have heard the news- there is an exciting challenge this summer for GLOBE Observer users! The challenge follows in the spirit of early cartographers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and you can win one of two ways. First, use GLOBE Observer to map as much land cover as possible in any GLOBE country by September 2. The top data collectors in each GLOBE region will be recognized. Or, for U.S. users, head to the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail between Pittsburgh, PA and the Oregon Coast, and take Land Cover and Mosquito Habitat Mapper observations using the GLOBE Observer app. This 3 month campaign kicks off on National Trails Day (June1) and concludes on Labor Day (Sept 2). Each observation you make along the trail will increase your chances to be one of our top observers and be eligible for a prize package. Learn more and plan to participate today: https://observer.globe.gov/do-globe-observer/challenges/go-on-a-trail  >>

06/10/2019
GO on a Trail and Earn Challenge Points
Are you participating in our GO on a Trail Challenge? To join, just use your GLOBE Observer app to take as many land cover observations as you can. You can get points toward winning two ways: collect observations on the Lewis and Clark Trail or collect observations in any GLOBE country.  >>

05/29/2019
Follow Lewis and Clark this Summer as a Citizen Scientist
This year NASA and the National Park Service encourage the public to follow in these explorers’ footsteps through a new citizen science challenge from June 1 to Sept. 2. Use your smart phone and the NASA GLOBE Observer (GO) app to map land cover along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and elsewhere to assist scientists studying environmental changes.  >>

12/10/2018
Land Cover Challenge
Citizen scientists from around the world submitted nearly 4,000 photos by the end of the 2018 Land Cover Challenge. The challenge took place from National Public Lands Day on September 22 to NASA’s 60th Anniversary on October 1. People from 25 countries, representing all of the GLOBE regions, contributed their land cover observations. Land scientists gathered together to thank the participants and congratulate the top observers in the video above. Because of a six-way tie, there were 11 top observers, who will each receive a certificate recognizing their contributions to citizen science. Everyone who participated in the challenge will receive a badge in the GLOBE Observer app.  >>

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