50th Anniversary of Earth Day – Tree Challenge 2020: Make Every Tree Count!- NOW VIRTUAL PROGRAM
This program covers this (these) Girl Scout Outcome(s):
Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.
Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.
Community Problem Solving – Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, create “action plans” to solve them.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and Work Toward the Think Like A Citizen Scientist Journey.
Participate with NASA in the Trees Challenge 2020: Make Every Tree Count!
What is Trees Challenge 2020?
It’s a citizen science challenge being hosted this April by GLOBE Observer and in celebration of Earth Day. Participants around the world will use the Trees tool in the free GLOBE Observer app to measure the height of as many different trees as possible throughout the month. The observations provide comparison data for satellite measurements of tree height and can lend themselves to some interesting interpretive and educational interactions. GLOBE Observer is inviting the Earth to Sky community and others to incorporate this challenge into Earth Day planning.
How to Participate/Learn More
This is a perfect opportunity for your Girl Scouts to earn their Think Like A Citizen Scientist journey as part of a world-wide event. NASA is coming online to meet the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama! Watch NASA Earth Scientist and educator, Tassia Owen, talk about NASA’s online resource for kids 9 – 14 years old, Earth Observatory for Kids! She will also introduce girls to a citizen science resource, GLOBE Observer, that can be part of their Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey. Come explore Earth online with NASA.
GLOBE Observer hosted a webinar on February 19 to introduce the Trees Challenge and a package of related resources for educators and informal educators (like Girl Scout Troop leaders and volunteers). Information was included about trees and NASA science, connections to local tree science relevant to your community, ideas about how to manage a Trees challenge, learning activities, and more.
Interested but could not attend? The webinar was recorded and provided for reference on the challenge webpage.
For any questions related to Girl Scouts and GLOBE Observer, please contact Tassia Owen.