GLOBE Trainer Greg Lopatka

Back then, we gave every teacher a 10 pound Teachers Guide, like the one pictured above.  

GLOBE is and acronym for Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment.

While I was teaching at Randolph School in Chicago, I served as a GLOBE Teacher Trainer at the following places:

University of Illinois Urbana     August 1995

Drexel University in Philadelphia  August, 1996  

New York University October 1996

 Ohio Aerospace Institute November, 1996

University of Illinois Urbana March, 1997

New Hampshire  April, 1997  

University of Iowa  October, 1997

University of Colorado  January, 1998

 Ohio Aerospace Institute November, 1998

GLOBE New Mexico Workshop May, 1999

Charleston GLOBE South Carolina Workshop October, 1999

West Chester PA  October, 2000 

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 in Chicago, Illinois.

I retired in 2001
In September of 2003, the Naperville School District 203 formed a partnership with the GLOBE Program and I was asked to be the Teacher Trainer.  We have performed Teacher Workshops in the following places:

Naperville IL  September, 2003

Highland Park, Illinois July, 2005 Workshop

Park Ridge, Illinois September, 2005

Morton Arboretum February 27, 2010

I go to the schools and add new protocols when teachers request


The following pictures were taken at our latest workshop:

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We had a one teacher workshop at the Morton Arboretum.  Naperville GLOBE Students and Teachers helped train Ms. Jezek from Brighton Park School in Chicago.    

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Ms. Jezek is entering the GLOBE data that we collected.

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The Arboretum has a weather station, so Ms. Jezek received real time hands on training.

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We used the computer at the Arboretum Library to enter the data, while we waited for our snow to melt.

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The Students showed her how to measure snow fall.

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They measured the frost in the Frost Tube

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The GLOBE teacher from Steeple Run School, Mrs. Nolan, made sure her students were giving correct protocols. 

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On March 6, 2010, Ms. was presented with her official GLOBE Teacher Certificate.

Ms. Jezek will complete the Hydrology with the Steeple Run Students in the spring at Rotts Creek, where Mrs. Nolan's students have been collecting GLOBE data for years. 

Steeple Run Fall 2008 Hydrology at Rotts Creek Steeple Run Fall 2009 Hydrology at Rotts Creek

GLOBE Freeze Up Data at Lake Marmo

GLOBE Freeze Up Data at the DuPage River

GLOBE Surface Temperature at the Arboretum

GLOBE Surface Temperature at Highlands School

GLOBE Hydrology Study websites:

Bass Release November 3, 2007

Bass Release November 1, 2008

Bass Release November 7, 2009

Steeple Run Spring 2005 Hydrology in Naperville

Steeple Run Fall 2008 Hydrology at Rotts Creek

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

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

Phenology at the Arboretum Spring

Fall Phenology 2007

Fall Phenology 2008

Highlands School Frost Tube

Steeple Run School Frost Tube

Lake Marmo Freeze Up 2008-9

Lake Marmo Freeze Up 2009-10

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