GLOBE Observer for Informal Educators

Connect your organization’s mission to real-world science by introducing visitors to GLOBE Observer, a citizen science app that allows participants to collect observations on clouds, land cover and mosquito habitat. GLOBE Observer can be integrated into programing at museums, science centers, zoos and aquariums, parks, public gardens, libraries and more. Simply engage visitors with a tablet, integrate GLOBE Observer into an existing talk or demo, or create a new cart or event centered around the app.

It’s easy to get started with GLOBE Observer. Simply download the app, register for an account and plan your program using the resources included below. In this toolkit, you will find information, activities and resources for each of the app modules. In the Advanced section, you can find more information on topics such as setting up a team and getting involved in the full GLOBE Program. Have a question? Contact us.

Choose Your Protocol



Mosquito Habitat Mapper


Land Cover





Planning an Event

Was your GLOBE Observer program a hit with visitors? Want to plan a large-scale event or recurring event around the app? Download this guide to help plan your event.

GLOBE Partners

GLOBE Partners (Country Coordinators and U.S. Partners) facilitate the implementation of GLOBE in their country or within a service area of their country. Partners recruit GLOBE schools, as well as provide training opportunities and mentoring activities for GLOBE teachers to promote the teaching and learning of science, enhance environmental literacy and stewardship, and promote scientific discovery. In the U.S., nonprofit or governmental organizations, whose priorities focus on support of student inquiry and research about the environment, are invited to become U.S. GLOBE Partners.

Accessing, Using and Sharing Data

GLOBE data are all made freely available to everyone. Visualizing and retrieving data are the easiest way to explore GLOBE data. The capability provided includes various maps, graphs, and data tables. Users may download data for use in their own analysis systems. 


Case Study

This section will feature a slideshow of how different organizations are integrating GO into their programming.