Social Media and The GLOBE Program: Virtually Uniting an International Community of Students, Teachers, and Scientists

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015: 4:15 PM
125AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Julie S. Malmberg, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. Murphy, T. Andersen, J. Heiderer, G. Randolph, and K. Wegner

GLOBE is an international science and education program connecting a network of students, teachers, and scientists from around the world to better understand, sustain, and improve Earth's environment at local, regional, and global scales. By engaging students in hands-on learning of Earth system science, GLOBE is an innovative way for teachers to get students of all ages excited about scientific discovery. Since GLOBE launched in 1995, 112 countries representing 80,000 GLOBE trained teachers, 27,000 schools, and over 10 million students have participated in the Program.

With such a spatially diverse community, GLOBE has increased its social media efforts over the past few years to encourage collaboration and sharing amongst the GLOBE students, teachers, and scientists. This presentation will share GLOBE's experiences, successes, and lessons learned with education and social media platforms such as Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.