17 teachers from five areas around the Great Lakes are participating in the Great Lakes Student Research Campaign professional development funded by NOAA’s B-WET Program leveraging GLOBE Mission EARTH in a hybrid model of local and virtual training. This is a collaborative effort of five GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) partners: Dr. Kevin Czajkowski from the University of Toledo located near the downstream part of the Maumee River, Dr. Amanda Gilbert, Defiance College located near the Maumee River in Defiance, OH, Dr. Mitchell Klett from Northern Michigan University located near Lake Superior in Marquette, MI, David Bydlowski from Wayne RESA (part of the AREN project) located near the River Rouge in Detroit, MI, and Dr. Michael Jabot from State University of New York at Fredonia located near the northeastern part of Lake Erie. The professional development continued in the afternoons virtually online with sessions focused on understanding the data that was collected and comparing ground data with satellite data. Teachers engaged with national and local speakers including John McLaughlin, Matthew Zika and Dr. Carol Stepien from NOAA, Elizabeth Joyner and Angela Rizzi from NASA Langley Research Center, and Jennifer Bourgeault from the US GLOBE Office.
Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, PI/University of Toledo