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Online Course Information

These free online courses are for formal and informal educators looking to integrate citizen science and field investigations into the Eco-Schools USA program by becoming a GLOBE-trained teacher. The courses are designed to help teachers engage their students in Green STEM with learning opportunities that are rigorous, yet fun and take students out of the classroom and into the natural world.

Upcoming GLOBE Training Courses

  • Monarch Recovery Gardens
    July 11 – September 5, 2018; Registration opens May 5
    Pollinators are responsible for one out of three bites of food we take each day, yet pollinators are at a critical point in their own survival. The monarch butterfly is one such pollinator, whose numbers have drastically declined over the last two decades.
    In this course, educators will learn how to use GLOBE protocols through the lens of the Eco-Schools Seven Step Framework to engage students in field investigations, analyses, citizen science, and community engagement.
  • Using Earth Systems Science in Your Schoolyard Habitat®
    November 14, 2018 – January 9, 2019
    A certified Schoolyard Habitat® has many benefits, not only to wildlife, but applications in all core subject areas. A schoolyard habitat is also a great place to engage students in field investigations where they can practice science skills and develop a deeper understanding about Earth’s systems and processes.

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, educators will receive a certificate of completion for 8 professional learning hours.

To participate in one of these courses, register or log in to the National Wildlife Federation's Wildlife University. These online courses are presented by Eco-Schools USA and the GLOBE program. Training courses will take place on two e-learning platforms, the National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife University and GLOBE’s Protocol e-Training.

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