Includes Contact Hours and Stipend

When you join GLOBE ( you become part of an international network of educators and scientists monitoring Earth's systems.Become part of GLOBE now because South Dakota educators who are GLOBE trained or who wish to become GLOBE trained can earn contact hours and a stipend by completing GLOBE eTraining modules by January 24, 2020.

GLOBE is an international science and education project sponsored by NASA and NOAA that engages students in monitoring Earth’s systems. Students collect data to ground truth satellite data, contribute to and conduct research, and learn about Earth’s systems and their interconnections. Through GLOBE’s standardized protocols and internationally accessible database, students are able to collect and report data on local phenomena such as weather, water quality, soil, phenology, and mosquito activity among others.

Both new to GLOBE and GLOBE trained teachers  can complete up to three (3) eTraining modules which they have not been e-trained in already. Each completed module is worth one contact hour and is eligible for a $25 stipend. All educators may complete up to three modules.

Educators who are new to GLOBE who have not completed a workshop or the e-trainings must first create a GLOBE teacher account. New GLOBE teachers must complete the e-training requirements.

Educators who have attended an in person GLOBE workshop or completed e-training requirements may complete up to three modules of their choice as long as they have not completed the e-module already. You can view your training record to verify completed modules.

A module is considered complete when that module’s assessment is completed with a score of 80%.

Watch this video on You Tube for how-tos and more information.

Important: Only modules completed between November 1, 2019 and January 24, 2020 are eligible for the stipends. This opportunity is limited to educators whose schools or organizations are located in South Dakota and affiliated with the South Dakota Discovery Center GLOBE partnership.

Questions? Reach out to Anne or call 605-224-8295.

This opportunity is sponsored by the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium.


The South Dakota Discovery Center is a training partner for GLOBE. GLOBE is an international science and education project sponsored by NASA and NOAA dedicated to earth systems monitoring and research. GLOBE trained educators in South Dakota are eligible for mini-grants to purchase classroom supplies to support implementation. Become a GLOBE trained educator through online e-training or at an in person professional development opportunity.


The South Dakota Discovery Center will provide contact hour certificates if you participate in and reflect up a webinar from NASA, GLOBE, or CLEAN. 

Please visit our mini-site for more information.

National Geographic Educator Certification
The South Dakota Discover Center supports South Dakota educators pursuing their National Geographic Educator Certification.  Contact Anne for more information.


The SD Discovery Center offers professional development to formal and non-formal educators in science using proven, high quality, inquiry resources.

We offer:

  • Accredited Hybrid and in person workshops throughout the year in GLOBE, GEMS, the Leopold Education Project and Project WET that include Phase One training of the National Geographic Educator Certification. We can offer these learning opportunities at minimal cost to participants thanks to partnerships with the Space Grant Consortium and the SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Many of these opportunities offer a stipend. Educators who are trained in GLOBE are eligible for implementation stipends as well as mini-grants to purchase supplies.
  • Mentoring and coaching for your science staff. Our specialty is empowering elementary and middle school educators to be confident STEM educators. Contact Kristie for more information.


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Friends of the South Dakota Discovery Center. 
Friends provide on going support so that the
children and families in our community have access to hands-on science learning, now and in the future.

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