Calling all teachers, parents, homeschoolers– here is a way to help the environment!
NASA GLOBE Trees needs YOU!
Join the NASA GLOBE Trees Challenge 2022: “Trees in a Changing Climate” from 11 October through 11 November
From the NASA GLOBE website:
Help us estimate the number of trees that make up your area and contribute to tree and climate science by sharing your observations of trees.
How to participate:
- Download the GLOBE Observer app and register an account.
- Estimate heights of trees around you using the Trees tool.* (Remember to always be safe and follow local guidelines when observing.)
- Optionally, use a tape measure to add data about tree circumference to your observations.
- Comment in the field notes about any changes you know have occurred in the area you took the tree heights, and if the trees appear healthy, unhealthy, or dead.
To learn more about the program and hear from Brian Campbell, NASA Senior Earth Science Outreach Specialist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, USA, take a listen to the podcast below. Brian is also the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Lead and the Trees Science Lead for the NASA GLOBE Observer citizen science program. Brian works with local to international students, educators, citizen scientists, and researchers in over 100 countries.
To hear the podcast, just click on the image:
Once you upload your tree data you can see if NASA has captured a picture of your tree from their satellite in space! You can compare the information from both sources and see how accurate the satellite data is.
The challenge runs from October 11th to November 11th, 2022. So get your apps ready and go out and MEASURE SOME TREES!!
This is a great challenge for teachers, classrooms, kids, families, parents, and grandparents. Let’s get TONS of data for NASA GLOBE. Then we can help figure out how healthy our planet really is.
Great post- thanks for sharing this community science project.