The GLOBE Program
GLOBE provides grade level-appropriate, interdisciplinary activities and investigations about the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and soil/pedosphere, which have been developed by the scientific community and validated by teachers. GLOBE connects students, teachers, scientists, and citizens from different parts of the world to conduct real, hands-on science about their local environment and to put this in a global perspective.
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. Announced on Earth Day in 1994, GLOBE launched its worldwide implementation in 1995.
GLOBE is sponsored by NASA with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Department of State, and includes the participation of a wide range of international governments and organizations.
"Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project" is a cross-disciplinary international initiative in which people collaborate to study behavior and distribution of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris).
Operation RubyThroat operates as an independent project and as a protocol within The GLOBE Program.