NASA Trains Students at the 2022 GLOBE Regional Learning Expedition in Estonia
Over 200 teachers and students from nine countries participated in the August 2-5, 2022, GLOBE (Global Learning Observations to Benefit the Environment) Regional Learning Expedition (GRLE) in Käsmu, Estonia. NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC) team members from Goddard Space Flight Center/Wallops Flight Facility (Brian Campbell) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Peter Falcon) led 4- and 5-hour field experiences and sessions for teachers and students, training them to take GLOBE observations, analyze their data, and compare their ground observations to space-based data. Along with the GLOBE U.S. Country Coordinator (Jen Bourgeault) and GLOBE Implementation Office Director (Dr. Tony Murphy), NESEC team members served on several panels where students presented their research. Campbell also delivered a keynote presentation about NASA Earth-Observing Missions, including ICESat-2, GEDI, Landsat, Cloudsat, and GPM. As a result of this experience, students are prepared to conduct their own research projects, including taking GLOBE observations of land cover, tree heights, clouds, and micro-climates.
Countries represented at the GRLE included Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, and the United States. High-level government officials attending the GRLE opening ceremony included Estonian President, Alar Karis, and Minister of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia, Tõnis Lukas. Learn more at: https://www.globe.ee/grle2022
NESEC (https://science.nasa.gov/science-activation-team/nesec) is supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number NNX16AE28A and is part of NASA's Science Activation Portfolio. Learn more about how Science Activation connects NASA science experts, real content, and experiences with community leaders to do science in ways that activate minds and promote deeper understanding of our world and beyond: https://science.nasa.gov/learners