Science Cafe' at Cook Library: GLOBE

News item published on: 2016-01-26 10:56:50

An international network of students, teachers, scientists and citizens are working together to better understand, sustain and improve the earth's environment and are conducting real, hands-on science in their communities. Join Dr. Sherry Herron on Monday, February 29 in Cook Library Room 123 (LIB 123) at 6 p.m. as she discusses The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program. GLOBE 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.

Dr. Herron, Director of The Center for Science and Math Education and associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, is an educator in the biological sciences who studies the impact of various forms of professional development programs for teachers. She is a GLOBE Partner and facilitates the implementation of GLOBE in Mississippi and throughout the United States. Herron is focused on providing training opportunities and mentoring activities to promote the teaching and learning of science, enhance environmental literacy and stewardship and promote scientific discovery.

During the Science Café events at Cook Library, faculty and graduate students from The University of Southern Mississippi, as well as local professionals and experts, share their perspectives and allow participants to get to know the face behind the science in a relaxed and informal setting. Science Cafés are free and open to the public. No science background is assumed or required. For more information, contact Tracy Englert, Science and Technology Librarian, at 601.266.6396 or . For more information about The GLOBE Program visit