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Earth Day 2017 NASA Citizen Science Project

posted Apr 14, 2017, 9:04 AM by Lawrence County Public Library

The Lawrence County Public Library is pleased to be part of Earth Day 2017.  Events will begin on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  Libraries across the country will participate in this event, which is a special NASA citizen science project that allows participants to view clouds and submit their cloud observations through the GLOBE Observer App. These cloud observations will be used in conjunction with NASA satellite data to help scientists get a more complete picture of clouds in our atmosphere.

The Earth Day 2017 NASA Citizen Science will kick off at the Lawrence County Public Library on April 18, 2017 as part of the Children’s Reading Program.  Children will learn about clouds, observe clouds, and have the opportunity to report their observations via the GLOBE Observer App.

The next Earth Day 2017 event at the Lawrence County Public Library will be Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. to observe clouds and submit your observations. Anyone can participate. By simply downloading the GLOBE Observer App on your mobile device you may also begin making cloud observations at any time. It is that easy! Because clouds change rapidly, frequent observations from citizens of all ages are encouraged.

Earth Day 2017 library activities are ongoing and we encourage people of all ages to download the free GLOBE Observer App and start making cloud observations. It is easy to install and suitable for all ages. Please visit to access the link for Android or iOS devices.

Earth Day 2017 library events are published on the Lawrence County Public Library upcoming events and calendar at  Be sure to join us by participating in cloud observations and future activities for fun learning experiences and to help make our community a strong part of this national event.