Please complete application form by Jan 25, 2019

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is seeking 3-4 U.S. libraries that are willing to review and pilot test resources and activities related to NASA’s GLOBE Observer citizen science program.

Citizen science – also called volunteer science – engages the public in science investigations.  NASA’s GLOBE Observer free mobile app enables citizen scientists of all ages to contribute to NASA science by taking photos and submitting observations of clouds, mosquito habitats, and land cover (see: http://observer.globe.gov). The GLOBE Observer team has also been developing several programming resources (e.g., hands-on activities, arts and crafts, investigations, reading lists) that we would like to test in library settings. Several of these were part of STARnet Earth Day programming resources (see http://www.starnetlibraries.org/earth-day/).

Pilot sites will be asked to review materials for facilitators and implement the activities twice with groups of at least 15 people, and complete evaluation forms. Each pilot site will be asked to try out 10 activities between Feb 1-April 26, 2019 (estimated contact time 10-12 hours) and submit evaluation forms. Depending on the activity, these can be used with families, school aged children, teens, and adults. Pilot sites will receive $1,000 for their participation.

If you’re interested in participating, please complete the application form by Jan. 25, 2019 at http://bit.ly/GOLibraryApplications. For more information, contact theresa_schwerin@strategies.org.

This work is supported through NASA award No. NNX16AE28A – NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.