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The GLOBE Program

GLOBEThe GLOBE Program (, initiated in classrooms around the world on Earth Day 1995, is a worldwide hands-on, school-based education and science program which promotes and supports student, teacher and scientist collaboration in study and research about the dynamics of Earth's environment.

GLOBE students, guided by their teachers, collect atmosphere, hydrology, soil, land cover, and phenology data. These data are then entered into the GLOBE database, where they are available for students, teachers and scientists to use in their research about the environment. To date, GLOBE students at more than 23,000 schools in over 100 countries have entered over 20 million environmental data.


CUAHSICUAHSI, the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc., was established to develop infrastructure and services for the advancement of hydrologic science and education. As a community of scientists, CUAHSI is dedicated to enhancing the visibility, appreciation, understanding, and utility of hydrologic science through programs of education, outreach, and technology transfer. These activities are focused on five programmatic areas:

  • Informatics
  • Instrumentation
  • Synthesis
  • Observatories
  • Education

CUAHSI membership is global in scope and includes 131 universities, colleges, and research institutions from the U.S. and around the world. CUAHSI is supported by membership dues and the National Science Foundation (NSF-0753521).


National Geographic Society - FieldScope Project

FieldScopeNational Geographic FieldScope is a web-based mapping, analysis, and collaboration tool designed to support geographic investigations and engage students as citizen scientists investigating real-world issues - both in the classroom and in outdoor education settings. FieldScope enhances student scientific investigations by providing rich geographic context - through maps, mapping activities, and a rich community where student fieldwork and data is integrated with that of peers and professionals, adding analysis opportunities and meaning to student investigations.

NG FieldScope

  • uses cutting-edge technology to make interactive mapping and geospatial data analysis tools accessible to students via the web in an intuitive package that is free and does not require software installation.
  • enables students and classrooms to upload their own field data - including quantitative measurements, field notes, and media, such as photos - and to see it in relation to data from peers and professional scientists.
  • fosters collaborative sharing and analysis of data among the FieldScope community and beyond.

National Geographic is partnering with groups - across a range of scientific disciplines - that are interested in exploring how FieldScope can better support student geographic learning and outdoor investigations.