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25 Years of Forest Dynamics

[3:57] Forests are an important part of the carbon cycle. This video shows how the Landsat satellites are used to track changes in forests.

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GLOBE Observer Land Cover: Getting Started

[2:44] Learn how to take land cover observations using the GLOBE Observer app.

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GO on a Trail Wrap-Up Video

[1:39] Highlights video of observations along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail from Pennsylvania to Oregon taken during the GO on a Trail challenge held from June 1st to September 2nd, 2019.

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Introducing GLOBE Observer Land Cover

[0:49] This short video introduces the Land Cover: Adopt-a-Pixel tool in the GLOBE Observer app.

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LEGO Land Cover Activity Demo

[6:34] Holli Kohl, project coordinator for GLOBE Observer, and her daughter will guide you through how to replicate a land cover map from space with some LEGOs, as well as show you how you can make real-world land cover observations using the NASA GLOBE Observer app.

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Making a Map Activity Demo

[9:00] A video demonstrating the "Making a Map" activity, which guides you through making a map, including deciding on a purpose for the map, and adding elements such as a grid, a compass, a scale, a key, symbols, and labels that show how different things relate to each other.

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NASA eClips: Dr. Lola Fatoyinbo Agueh

[1:51] Dr. Lola Fatoyinbo Agueh, a Research Physical Scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, shares her journey from her childhood to current career in a video from NASA eClips.

NASA eClips Real World: The Carbon Cycle

[5:43] Carbon is an essential building block for life. Learning how carbon is converted through slow- and fast-moving cycles helps us understand how this life-sustaining element moves through the environment. Discover how NASA measures carbon through both field work and satellite imagery keeping watch through its eyes on the sky, on Earth, and in space.

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Tracking Urban Change with Landsat

[3:10] This video explains how FEMA uses information about urban changes from Landsat satellite data to help determine flood risks.

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Virtual Expedition: Mapping and Land Cover

[10:10] Go on a virtual expedition with NASA GLOBE Observer Land Cover science lead Peder Nelson and learn about how you can explore your world and your land with various online tools.

Why Observe: Land Cover

[7:41] This video explains what land cover is, why scientists use land cover observations from satellites, as well as why they need help from citizen scientists to collect data.

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Why Observe Land Cover?

This PDF describes why land cover observations matter for science and your community.