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Collaboration: Water, A GLOBE Program Intensive Observation Period and Worldwide Cooperative Project
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  • Jennifer Bourgeault,
  • Kevin O'Connor,
  • Lyn Wigbels,
  • Kristin Wegner
Jennifer Bourgeault
University of New Hampshire Main Campus

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Kevin O'Connor
Mount Royal University
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Lyn Wigbels
The GLOBE Program/UCAR
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Kristin Wegner
The GLOBE Program/UCAR
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Students K-16 in the United States and Canada joined their GLOBE Program peers from across the world in collecting water quality measurements during a week-long data-collection period in September, led by the GLOBE Africa Regional Coordination Office. The project was built off of other GLOBE collaborations around spring phenology measurements (Europe) and expeditions to Mt. Kilimanjaro and Lake Victoria (Africa). The efforts and resulting analysis of Collaboration: Water were supported by an international team of scientists, faculty and education professionals. The GLOBE Program Country Coordinators from the U.S. and Canada share the project goals, discuss the results of the September data challenge and how these lead into the community-based collaboration projects being developed between schools. Some of the projects will be presented during the International Virtual Science Symposium and Student Research Symposia in spring 2020. This project works on several levels. It creates resiliency locally through community-based inquiry, supports the development of 21st Century critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills and places the community investigations into the global context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation). Along with tools, templates and the benefits of participation, the presenters will share how other communities can be involved in the March data collection event.