Morpho Institute Upcoming Events
Get to know GLOBE Observer with Dr. Rusty Low
April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
APRIL 12 @ 7PM Eastern:
Join Dr. Russanne (Rusty) Low for an introduction to NASA GLOBE Observer – a data collection tool designed for citizen scientists, ages 13+. Engage your learners in place-based science by having them make and report observations about land cover, trees, mosquitoes, and clouds they see around them. These data are uploaded to a database and can be examined and analyzed in lessons that use an inquiry or phenomenon-based approach. The app is currently in use in 86 countries and is useful when documenting environmental phenomena in the Amazon as well as your hometown. This webinar will get you started, and provide access to lots of educational resources designed for classroom use.
Rusty is a senior scientist at the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies, Arlington, VA. Her keen interest in investigating past and present landscapes has taken her from archeological and paleoclimate research to where she is today: following the spread of mosquito vectors of disease through the use of mobile technology. She serves as the lead scientist for NASA’s GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper, a citizen science tool that allows anyone, anywhere to participate in the collection, reporting and analysis of environmental data, especially standing water, important for understanding the distribution of mosquito vectors of disease. Rusty was recognized as a Grand Challenge Female Innovator in 2018 for identifying the need for a citizen science app to fight vector-borne disease in low-resource, low-bandwidth communities, and just recently completed research as a Fulbright Fellow in Brazil. She lives in Boulder County, Colorado.