Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment
a K-12th program to improve science education by involving students and their
teachers in world-wide research examining long-term global change. We train
teachers to provide authentic, inquiry-based science education for
their students. In addition to GLOBE teacher training workshops, GLOBE NY Metro directs Into the Woods and the Metropolitan Monarch Alliance.
Into the Woods
Into the Woods is a program for New York City Elementary School Teachers enhancing content knowledge about the Earth System and extending their classrooms outdoors into nature.
Metropolitan Monarch Alliance
The Metropolitan Monarch Alliance is a partnership between schools, youth and community groups, businesses, and state and local governments to learn about and to help Monarch butterflies, pollinators, and wildlife across NYC.
More About GLOBE
GLOBE was founded in 1994 by
NOAA, NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation,
and the U.S. Departments of Education and State.
GLOBE protocols are now used
by more than 20,000 teachers in more 12,000 schools in 98 countries.
GLOBE schools provide
authentic, inquiry-based science education for their students, with scientific
protocols tailored carefully to different age levels.
GLOBE students make scientific
measurements in five areas: atmosphere, water, soil, land cover, and phenology
GLOBE students send their data
via the Internet to the GLOBE database where they are used by prominent scientists
studying global change. All data are available to the students who contributed
to the research, enabling them to see how their work fits into the worldwide
GLOBE schools form a worldwide
network linking children from all GLOBE countries, cultures, and ethnicities.
Because no GLOBE training
center existed in the metropolitan area, only a handful of teachers and schools
were able to join this exciting program.