National Wildlife Federation (NWF) ECO-Schools
The NWF ECO-Schools USA Program is the US element of the international ECO-Schools program that engages the youth of today to protect the climate of tomorrow. NWF is embarking on a pilot program to partner with GLOBE by recruiting, training, and equipping 80 ECO-Schools to take GLOBE measurements as part of the GLOBE El Niño Campaign. Two teachers from each of 40 schools will receive on-line training and a pair of teachers from an additional 40 schools will receive in-person training at a workshop in Denver, Colorado held in the summer of 2016. All teachers will be trained in the precipitation protocol. Teachers of K-4 students will be trained to take measurements of surface temperature using an IR thermometer while those teaching grades 5-8 will be trained in the measurement of surface soil moisture in support of the NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission. YLACES will supply the equipment for these 80 schools.
The first in-person training was held in Denver.