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Providing Teacher Support

posted Apr 26, 2016, 11:53 AM by Jonathan Boxerman   [ updated Apr 26, 2016, 12:25 PM ]

During January 2016, WestEd and CCASN staff visited with teachers to provide ongoing support with GLOBE  

Tracy from CCASN inspects a weather station in the parking lot of Oakland High School.
Student constructed models of energy efficient homes
Models of sustainable homes fill the walls.

GLOBE Teacher Professional Development

posted Apr 26, 2016, 11:21 AM by Jonathan Boxerman   [ updated Apr 26, 2016, 11:24 AM ]

June 2013 a number of teachers participated in an Atmosphere Protocol training at Skyline High School. 


Weather Beacon Installation, Downtown Oakland, California

posted Apr 26, 2016, 11:00 AM by Jonathan Boxerman   [ updated Apr 26, 2016, 11:14 AM ]

September 9, 2012 a new weather station was installed on the roof of the WestEd building in downtown Oakland. Many people collaborated on this project including building engineers and folks from WestEd's Information Systems department. 

2014 Skyline High School GLOBE Student Projects

posted Jul 17, 2015, 3:28 PM by Kurt Larsen   [ updated Jul 20, 2015, 4:51 PM by Jonathan Boxerman ]

Students at Skyline High School
Skyline High School Students displaying their GLOBE project.

Students Use Scientific Instruments

posted Apr 5, 2013, 3:28 PM by Anna Araneta   [ updated Aug 8, 2013, 12:41 PM by Jonathan Boxerman ]

Students from Skyline High School use their hand-held sensors to detect levels of CO2.                                  

Benicia High School student demonstrates use of the GLOBE sun photometer.

Skyline High School Installs Weather Station

posted Mar 1, 2013, 10:59 AM by Anna Araneta   [ updated Jun 25, 2013, 3:16 PM by Jonathan Boxerman ]

Skyline HS Weather station
Looming from the parking lot at Skyline High School stands a WeatherHawk automated weather station which will collect: rain rate and total rainfall, temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, as well as wind speed and direction.

The weather station will enable Skyline High School students to compare data collected by the automated station against data collected with hand-held sensors.  In so doing, they will be able to explore a variety of measurement issues such as calibration, precision, accuracy and units of measurement while learning about the atmosphere.

Scientist Visit at Oakland High School

posted Mar 1, 2013, 9:59 AM by Anna Araneta   [ updated Jun 25, 2013, 2:48 PM by Jonathan Boxerman ]

Dr. Cohen, (second from left in the photo) of the Berkeley Atmospheric Carbon Observing Network (BEACON) team, treated Oakland High School's Environmental Science Academy to a presentation on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions; the BEACON project, which is placing highly sensitive emission-monitoring, shoe-box size sensors throughout the East Bay; and careers in science!

The ground-breaking BEACON project being implemented by Dr. Cohen and his graduate students is continuously  measuring carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and ozone levels as well as temperature, pressure and humidity, streaming the information to the Web through the site.  The The site will depict an accurate, highly resolved picture of real-time pollutant concentrations in the region--something never done before--with the aim of inspiring communities to think about local actions to change the CO2 they emit.

GLOBE CAP is honored to have Dr. Cohen's group as a partner!

Teacher Training for Antioch and Benicia High Schools

posted Feb 20, 2013, 2:43 PM by Anna Araneta   [ updated Feb 20, 2013, 2:43 PM by Jonathan Boxerman ]

Teachers from Antioch and Benicia High Schools gathered around Art Sussman of the GLOBE CAP project, to learn about GLOBE protocols and participate in activities they will soon be conducting with their students.

Berkeley High School's Green Academy Joins GLOBE CAP

posted Feb 20, 2013, 2:19 PM by Anna Araneta   [ updated Feb 20, 2013, 2:19 PM by Jonathan Boxerman ]

Teacher training at Berkeley High School prepared Berkeley High School's Green Academy to become the sixth school to join the GLOBE CAP project. 

In this picture, teachers are learning how to determine cloud type and percentage coverage for each quadrant of the sky.  The teachers are standing back-to-back with their arms extended up and touching. Each teacher is facing one of the four cardinal directions – north, south, east, west.

‪Skyline High School receives UC Berkeley Atmospheric Sensor‬

posted Jun 6, 2012, 1:32 PM by Anna Araneta   [ updated Jun 6, 2012, 1:34 PM by Jonathan Boxerman ]

In April, researcher Dr. Ronald Cohen
students and teacher with beacon sensor
and his students mounted an atmospheric sensor on the roof of Skyline High school to monitor greenhouse gases. This sensor will allow Dr. Cohen to take ongoing readings of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, as part of the BEACON project, funding by the National Science Foundation. GLOBE CAP students will be able to compare their GLOBE readings with those of Dr. Cohen's sensors, enabling rich learning in data collection, measurement approaches, data interpretation, and atmospheric science. Additional sensors are being placed in other locations throughout the East Bay of California.

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