2022 GLOBE Student Research Symposium

Group photo of over 60 youth gathered for GLOBE Alaska Student Research Symposium. Photo by Shiela Vent
Sisters from the Glennallen area presenting their research. Photo by Maggie House

Credits from top: flyer by C. Buffington, group photo by S. Vent, poster with Proch sisters from Kenny Lake by M. House, Shageluk students receiving award from Association of Interior Native Educators by N. James

April 22, 2022 (Earth Day)

Over 60 K-12 students presented research posters at the first-ever Alaska GLOBE and Fresh Eyes on Ice Student Research Symposium. Students came from across Alaska:

  • Anaktuvuk Pass

  • Bethel

  • Eagle

  • Fairbanks

  • Galena

  • Kenny Lake/Glennallen

  • McGrath

  • Salcha

  • Sitka

  • Shageluk

  • Tok

  • Venetie

  • Wasilla/Palmer

In the News

TV story (R. Atkin on KTVF)

UAF News Story (M. House)

International Arctic Research Center News Story (M. House)

Fresh Eyes on Ice News story (D. Brown)

"symposiums are fun!"

"They are like having a conversation" -Student participant

For more quotes, see

by undergraduate student and GLOBE participant Maggie House

8 am: Breakfast at the Wedgewood Resort and Review Covid-19 Mitigation Process

8:45 am: Gather in groups and go over schedule. Three groups will go to three stations:


  • Project presentations with peer review

  • GLOBE water quality observations

  • Learning from Kk'eeyh (birch) Green-up

9 am: Station 1

10 am: Station 2

11 am: Station 3

12 pm: Lunch and poster viewing

1 pm: Hands-on Arctic Science Activities for teachers and students. These include:

"Your Voice Matters" peer interviews, drone building workshop, and GLOBE training for teachers.

3:30 pm: Gather outside for awards

4 pm: Adjourn

Teams who stayed overnight joined drumming and dancing and 5:30 pm led by an Alaska Native drum group followed by dinner and games at 6 pm.

All posters were printed in Fairbanks and set up the evening before the event. Poster size is 36 inches by 48 inches. Poster templates in Powerpoint are available on the GLOBE Student Resources Page or by emailing cbuffington@alaska.edu