Student SMAP Soil Moisture Measurements


The grant will enable three schools in Nigeria to participate in GLOBE’s partnership with the NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission by taking gravimetric and volumetric surface soil moisture measurements on days when SMAP overflies their locations. Each school will take samples from multiple sites within 20 km of the school. The data will be reported to GLOBE and contribute to the GLOBE/SMAP Soil Moisture Measurement Field Campaign running from October 2015 through April 2016. Student assessments will be shared with YLACES. The grant will provide needed equipment.


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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