Here is a story about Flat Stanley's Visit to the Morton Arboretum.
years ago, my grandson, Michael, asked me if I knew any friends that would like to have a visit from Flat Stanley. I sent out an e-mail to several of my teacher friends and I got a reply in less than 10 minutes from
Debbie Bennett in Fairbanks Alaska. She told me to send him on the next plane, so Michael packed him up and sent him off to
Fairbanks, Alaska. When Flat Stanley came back to Bolingbrook, Illinois, my grandson called me and told me that he wants to go to Alaska. When I saw what a wonderful job that Debbie did with Stanley, I knew why Michael wanted to go to Alaska.
I posted pictures of his visit to
on my web page.
That was in 2007, 5 years later, my friend Jackie told me her grandson Owen who lives in Colorado had sent her a Flat Stanley. I volunteered to take Flat Stanley to the Morton Arboretum so that he could do some science for the GLOBE program.
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The picture above was taken on March 25, 2012 when I took Flat Stanley for his visit. The picture on the right was taken on April 28, 2006. You can see the trees are blooming more than a month early.
We checked the rain in the rain gage.
We found 11.8 millimeters of rain had fallen in the last 7 days.
We observed that the cloud cover was scattered and the cloud type was cumulus. There were no contrails visible. We used a GLOBE cloud chart to help us record the correct data.
Mr. Lopatka gave me a data sheet so that we could record our data.
The current temperature was 22.7 Celsius.
|After taking a last look around at all of the beauty, we went to McDonalds. The data below was entered into the GLOBE data base by Mr. Lopatka's students.|
Information about the GLOBE program
GLOBE is and
acronym for Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment.
GLOBE is a
global environmental program that uses the internet to share studentís
observations and measurements with GLOBE scientist and students. My Randolph School students recorded over 8000 environmental
measurements during my 6 years in the program.
I was trained for GLOBE at University of
Illinois Urbana March 1995
I served as a GLOBE Teacher Trainer at the following places:
Illinois Urbana August 1995
in Philadelphia August, 1996
New York University October 1996
Institute November, 1996
Illinois Urbana March, 1997
Hampshire April, 1997
Iowa October, 1997
University of Colorado January, 1998
Institute November, 1998
GLOBE New Mexico Workshop
GLOBE New Mexico Workshop May, 1999
GLOBE South Carolina Workshop
GLOBE South Carolina Workshop October, 1999
West Chester PA October, 2000
In September of 2003, the Naperville School District 203 formed a partnership with the GLOBE Program. We have performed Teacher workshops in the following places:
GLOBE Surface Temperature at the Arboretum
GLOBE Surface Temperature at Highlands School
GLOBE Hydrology Study websites:
Steeple Run Fall 2008 Hydrology at Rotts Creek
Steeple Run Fall 2009 Hydrology at Rotts Creek
Steeple Run Fall 2010 Hydrology at Rotts Creek
Steeple Run Fall 2011 Hydrology at Rotts Creek
May 12, 2008 Steeple Run Rocket Launch
Steeple Run students at the Morton Arboretum 2005
Steeple Run Transit of Mercury 11/08/06
Steeple Run and Highlands Bass release 11/4/06
Steeple Run and Highlands 5/6/08 Field Trip to the Adler Planetarium
Highlands School 10/14/05 Hydrology at Highlands School
Highlands School 10/11/07 Hydrology at Highlands School
Highlands School macro invertebrates study.
Highlands School Bass Release May 18, 2006
Highlands School Site Definition
Highlands School Phenology 2008
Randolph School Hydrology at Marquette Park
Phenology at the Arboretum Spring
Fall Phenology 2007
Highlands School Frost Tube
Lake Marmo Freeze up 2007-2008
Lake Marmo Freeze up 2008-2009
Lake Marmo Freeze up 2009-2010
Lake Marmo Freeze up 2011-2012
GLOBE Program: http://www.globe.gov
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