Lunch with Scientists at the U. of Chicago
On November 26, 1997, Mr. Lopatka brought his students to the University of Chicago where Dr. Ron Dubreuil arranged for them to have lunch with Scientists.
Students had many astronomy questions for Dr. Don York.
Mr. Lopatka consulted with Dr. York on a Big Bang web page.
My students and I were involved with the GLOBE program.
We were using brand new GPS technology to record our location.
Wow.. I can't actually believe I found you on Facebook. I was a part of your after school science program. I remember all of the great things we use to do, from testing the pH of the ponds at Marquette Park, to rockets, to the solar eclipse, to being one of the first people I know to go on to the internet (we used a ridiculously long set of numbers to login, which took 15 minutes, only to send our current temperature to the local weather station). Just wanted to say thanks for fostering my education, and more importantly my science education. 2 weeks ago, I graduated from Harvard Medical School, and it was based upon my love for science that I chose the right profession, and stuck through it. Thank you Mr. Lopatka!
The next time we went to University of Chicago, Dr. Ron Dubreuil arranged us to meet Paul Sereno and he took us to his Dinosaur Lab. The kids had a great time.
Thank You Dr. Ron Dubreuil!
Information about the GLOBE program
GLOBE is and acronym for Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment.
GLOBE is a global environmental program that uses the internet to share studentís observations and measurements with GLOBE scientist and students. My Randolph School students recorded over 8000 environmental measurements during my 6 years in the program.
I was trained for GLOBE at University of Illinois Urbana March 1995
I served as a GLOBE Teacher Trainer at the following places:
University of Illinois Urbana August 1995
Drexel University in Philadelphia August, 1996
New York University October 1996
Ohio Aerospace Institute November, 1996
University of Illinois Urbana March, 1997
New Hampshire April, 1997
University of Iowa October, 1997
University of Colorado January, 1998
Ohio Aerospace Institute November, 1998
GLOBE New Mexico Workshop May, 1999
Charleston GLOBE South Carolina Workshop October, 1999
West Chester PA October, 2000
In September of 2003, the Naperville School District 203 formed a partnership with the GLOBE Program. We have performed Teacher workshops in the following places:
GLOBE Surface Temperature at the Arboretum
GLOBE Surface Temperature at Highlands School
GLOBE Hydrology Study websites:
Steeple Run Fall 2008 Hydrology at Rotts Creek
Steeple Run Fall 2009 Hydrology at Rotts Creek
Steeple Run Fall 2010 Hydrology at Rotts Creek
Steeple Run Fall 2011 Hydrology at Rotts Creek
Steeple Run students at the Morton Arboretum 2005
Steeple Run Transit of Mercury 11/08/06
Steeple Run and Highlands Bass release 11/4/06
Steeple Run and Highlands 5/6/08 Field Trip to the Adler Planetarium
Highlands School 10/14/05 Hydrology at Highlands School
Highlands School 10/11/07 Hydrology at Highlands School
Highlands School macro invertebrates study.
Highlands School Bass Release May 18, 2006
Highlands School Site Definition
Highlands School Phenology 2008
Randolph School Hydrology at Marquette Park
Phenology at the Arboretum Spring
Fall Phenology 2007
Highlands School Frost Tube
Lake Marmo Freeze up 2007-2008
Lake Marmo Freeze up 2008-2009
Lake Marmo Freeze up 2009-2010
Lake Marmo Freeze up 2011-2012
Lake Marmo Freeze up 2012-2013
Lake Marmo Freeze up 2013-2014
GLOBE Program: http://www.globe.gov
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