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Two girls measuring the height of a tree with a rocket in the background.

GLOBE Observer Connect: June 2023

Date: 06/08/2023 - 06/08/2023

Join us for GLOBE Observer Connect, a new series of short conversations about GLOBE data, science, and the latest updates. Our topic for June is the NASA Moon Trees Quest, presented by Brian Campbell, GLOBE Observer Trees lead, and representing Artemis, Kelly McCarthy, co-lead for NASA Next Gen STEM Earth Mission Focus with the NASA Office of STEM Engagement.

In 1971, Astronaut Stuart Roosa carried 1,000 tree seeds on Apollo 14 into lunar orbit. Once brought back to Earth, these seeds were germinated and planted in the United States and several global locations. These trees are called Apollo 14 Moon Trees. In a nod to the legacy of Apollo 14 Moon Trees, the Artemis I mission carried a new generation of seeds into lunar orbit. These seeds are currently being germinated and there will be further information about where these Artemis Moon Trees will be planted. Before the next generation of Moon Trees take root, we wondered: How are the Apollo 14 Moon Trees doing now? Starting on 21 June, the Artemis and GLOBE Observer team will sponsor a United States regional challenge called the NASA Moon Trees Quest. This quest will ask GLOBE Observers to seek out the publicly accessible Apollo Moon trees and other trees of the same species in U.S. and use the Trees Tool to take tree height observation.  

Prepare for this session of GLOBE Observer Connect by reading Moon Trees and You: From Apollo to Artemis with The GLOBE Program's GLOBE Observer Trees

Date: 08 June 2023