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08/05/2019
See a dust storm? Submit your photos with the GLOBE Observer App
Do you live in an area that has dust storms? We would like for you to photograph the dust event and submit your photos using the GLOBE Observer app. Just follow these steps to report a dust storm with the GLOBE Observer app.  >>

06/28/2019
Did You Dump Out the Water? When to Answer “No” to Eliminating a Mosquito Breeding Site When Using the GO Mosquito Habitat Mapper.
Our team has received several questions about what to do when mosquitoes are found in a natural habitat, such as an estuary or a wetland. When you use the Mosquito Habitat Mapper and your mosquito observations are finally logged, you are then prompted to do Step 4, “Eliminating Mosquito Breeding Habitat. By dumping or treating water you can significantly decrease the spread of mosquitoes.”  >>

06/25/2019
Source Reduction Means Mosquito Reduction
With the beginning of the mosquito season comes the need for protecting individuals and communities from mosquitoes. When you use the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper tool, you are not only providing useful surveillance information about when and where mosquitoes are found: you also are providing an important public service known as “source reduction.”  >>

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...  >>