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Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists assists and rewards the implementation of inquiry-based, experiential science education where students do science and contribute to understanding of our environment through recognition and financial reward programs.

Grants range from support for taking simple measurements to teacher professional development and working for pervasive inclusion of student research projects in science teaching.

 

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2019 SRS Summary

At the 2019 regional SRS, 261 students presented a total of 114 GLOBE research projects to their peers and local scientists. These students, along with 66 GLOBE teachers, represented 26 different U.S. states/territories. States new to the SRS this year included Maine, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington. This year, greater emphasis and support was given for uploading data and projects to the GLOBE website. Thirty-nine schools uploaded their data to the GLOBE website (up from 13 last year!), and 33 SRS projects have been uploaded to Student Research Reports.

 

During the SRS, students presented their research to one another (peer review) and to scientists and other professionals for evaluation. Through this experience, students received feedback on their research and were able to explore STEM careers. Participants also heard keynotes from local scientists and community members, experienced local tours and hands-on science activities.

 

The 2019 SRS were held in California, Washington, New Nexico, Iowa, Georgia and Massachusetts. Thirty-two GLOBE partners from 20 partnerships and scientists from many organizations, including NASA, NOAA, YLACES, and the U.S. Forest Service, assisted in making the events a success.

 

At each symposium one outstanding student team was selected at random to receive a $1,000 grant from YLACES to help defray the costs of attending the GLOBE Annual Meeting in Detroit and presenting their research projects to the worldwide GLOBE community. The nine students did an outstanding job at the meeting. They are pictured below with SRS organizers and sponsor representatives.