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This web seminar took place on April 13, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were Christa Peters-Lidard, Deputy Director for Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences in the Earth Sciences Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Eric Brown De Colstoun, Physical Scientist in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA/GSFC, and Dorian Janney, GPM Mission Communications and Education Specialist.

Program abstract:
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) is an international satellite mission (NASA and JAXA) to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow. The GPM mission will help advance our understanding of Earth's water and energy cycles, improve the forecasting of extreme events that cause natural disasters, and extend current capabilities of using satellite precipitation information to directly benefit society. In this program, mission scientists and education specialists talk about watersheds and related educational resources.

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My Profile area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • "I loved all the new websites I can explore and use with my students. I never knew LandSat could be used for so many different applications."
  • "I learned that I'm able to look at information about my local watershed, I didn't know I could do that."
  • "I like having experts in the field of science bring information to light."
  • "It was very informative. The presenters were very knowledgeable about the subject. We were given excellent links."

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

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