Welcome to GLOBE Iowa!

GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) connects students, teachers, scientists, and citizens from different parts of the world to conduct real, hands-on science about their local environment, put in a global perspective. The Iowa Academy of Science is proud to serve as the GLOBE Partner for the state of Iowa, helping to provide professional development to educators, as well as support to them and their students/participants as they learn science by doing real, authentic science. Iowa has a strong history of participation and leadership in the GLOBE program. Most recently, GLOBE Iowa helped to align the GLOBE Program with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and also lead the GLOBE ONE Field Campaign several years prior.

GLOBE in Iowa

The Iowa Academy of Science supports GLOBE-trained educators across the state and provides professional development training opportunities for educators (K-12 or Informal/Out-of-classroom) new to the program. Custom workshops can be sponsored by a school district, a school, science center, or other institution. Sponsors generally provide the location to host the workshop, advertisement/participant recruitment and sometimes financial support to reduce the cost to individual participants. Generally the participants fund the workshop through a registration fee. For more information or to arrange a custom workshop, please contact Eve Halligan (eve.halligan@uni.edu).

 Click here  to learn more about the current GLOBE in-service teacher professional development program.

 Upcoming Training Opportunities

There are not any current GLOBE Iowa Training opportunities. New openings will be posted here as they become available.

What is GLOBE?

The GLOBE program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. By providing students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, the GLOBE program empowers participants to contribute to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. The program accomplishes this through a variety of grade level-appropriate, interdisciplinary activities and investigations about the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and soil/pedosphere, which have been developed by the scientific community and validated by teachers.  

GLOBE is a World Wide Network:

  • 115 countries
  • Over 28,000 schools
  • Students work with research scientists
  • Students and scientists work together to study the global environment.

 GLOBE Integrates Science, Math and Technology:

  • Students learn about the environment by participating in a scientific endeavor.
  • Students learn to use technology in meaningful and appropriate ways.
  • Students practice science and math skills to answer questions about their world.

For STUDENTS, GLOBE provides the opportunity to learn by:

  • Taking scientifically valid measurements in the fields of atmosphere, hydrology, soils, and land cover/phenology - depending upon their local curricula
  • Reporting their data through the Internet
  • Publishing their research projects based on GLOBE data and protocols
  • Creating maps and graphs on the free interactive Web site to analyze data sets
  • Collaborating with scientists and other GLOBE students around the world

For TEACHERS, GLOBE provides assistance through:

  • Training at Professional Development Workshops
  • Access to the GLOBE Teacher's Guide & Learning Activities,
  • "How-To" Videos
  • Continuing support from a Help Desk, scientists, and partners
  • Contact with other teachers, students, and scientists worldwide – offering a unique opportunity for international collaboration

For more information about the GLOBE Program, click on the logo above or visit http://www.globe.gov