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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.  >>

03/29/2019
GLOBE Observer Mosquito Blitz
Our first GLOBE Observer Mosquito Blitz kicks off on Sunday, April 7 and ends on Citizen Science Day, April 13. We invite you, your family and friends to join us in this focused effort to gather observations of mosquito breeding sites.  >>

03/26/2019
Help NASA Measure Trees with Your Smartphone
Healthy forests play a crucial role in Earth’s ecosystem as growing trees take up carbon from the atmosphere. NASA satellites and airborne missions study forests to see how carbon moves through ecosystems – and now citizen scientists can help investigate this key question as well by using their smartphone to measure tree height.  >>

03/23/2019
Trees Facebook Live
Join GLOBE Observer for a special Facebook Live event all about Trees on 26 March 2018 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.  >>

12/02/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 2-8 Dec. 2018
Volunteer for Earth. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. VOLUNTEER: This Wednesday, December 5th is International Volunteering Day. What will you do to celebrate? Learn More 2. CITIZEN SCIENCE: Making citizen science observations is a good way to volunteer for our home planet. You could take observations of the clouds, sky and land, as well as help fight disease by looking at mosquito habitats. Learn more about how to make observations in the link below. Get the App 3. WORLD SOIL DAY: Wednesday is also...  >>

06/24/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 24-30 June 2018
It's been a busy time here at NASA GO and we have so many exciting things to share with you all this week. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK: Check out these interesting looking clouds and the color within. They are call "Glories." "If you have ever seen a series of concentric rings of color near a mist or fog, you have likely seen a glory. This colorful optical phenomenon, bright red on the outside and blue toward the center, forms when water droplets scatter sunlight back toward a source of light."  >>

12/10/2018
NASA to Cloud-Gazing Citizen Scientists: Job Well Done
Give yourselves a pat on the back, citizen scientists! If the results from the GLOBE Cloud Observation Challenge between March 15 and April 15 are any indication, you certainly earned it. The number of observations the program received from cloud gazers around the world is staggering. During the month-long challenge period, GLOBE received just over 56,000 cloud observations from more than 15,000 locations in 99 countries on every continent, including icy Antarctica. This far surpassed GLOBE's last major influx of 19,000 cloud observations received for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse.  >>

12/10/2018
GLOBE Observer App Enhancements Now Available
The GLOBE Observer app is now enhanced with a number of new features and fixes.The recent update fixed several bugs, and reduced the download size of the app by about 50%. Additions included an "Opt-in" feature, new information links, an instruction graphic, and links that take you directly to the GLOBE Observer website and social media accounts.  >>