Professional Development for Teachers

Teachers  can participate in a GLOBE professional development opportunity that will help prepare them to prepare an Envirothon team as well as enrich classroom instruction with real world science/natural resource studies.

GLOBE is an international science education project sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation that involves students in monitoring and reporting data on local hydrology, soils, atmosphere, land cover and earth systems.

The South Dakota Discovery Center is offering several several opportunities summer 2015 in GLOBE:

  • June 22-25. GLOBE. University of Sioux Falls. 2 credits (workshop or renewal). Please register through the University of Sioux Falls website.
  • June 26-29. GLOBE on the River. Pierre. We will spend one day in the classroom and 3 days/2 nights in the field doing GLOBE field studies, primitive camping and kayaking. The trip is outfitted so the only thing you have to bring is your personal effects and a sense of adventure. (Please register through the GLOBE website.)

As a GLOBE trained teacher,

  • Your Grade 6-12 students can collect and report data that will be used by scientists and NASA missions to better understand our world.
  • You can earn a stipend as a mentor and model GLOBE Lead Teacher.
  • You join with thousands of other teachers around the world who are using hands-on, inquiry based instruction.

If you have questions or want information please contact Anne Lewis.