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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.  >>

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).  >>

05/20/2020
GLOBE Database Receives 15,000th NASA GLOBE Observer Tree Height Observation in April 2020
In April 2020, the GLOBE database received its 15,000th NASA GLOBE Observer Trees Tool tree height observation. The 15,000 observations have come from over 8,000 observation locations around the world.  >>

02/25/2020
A Few Trees Tool Rules that Any Good Observer Should Follow
With the NASA GLOBE Observer Trees Tool, users locate, measure, and photograph trees with their smartphones. There are several things that are extremely vital when taking your tree height observations.  >>

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.  >>

10/31/2019
Who Cares About Trees and Tree Height? We ALL Should!
“Tree height is a function of desirable site conditions, species parameters, and competition. The goal for a tree is to develop its leaf surface area to maximize its ability to produce energy  >>

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