Palmyra Cove Nature Park (PCNP) is a 250-acre urban oasis along a highly developed area on the Delaware River. Habitats include wetlands, woodlands, meadows, wild creek and river shoreline, and a freshwater Tidal Cove after which the park is named.
The Institute for Earth Observations at Palmyra Cove is a STEM educational initiative for students and teachers that studies Planet Earth. This is a unique and engaging facility where experiences can be shared…and innovative collaboration begins!

GRANTS


The Institute for Earth Observations at Palmyra Cove partners with Rowan University and other institutions of higher learning to apply for grants from organizations like the NASA and the NSF (National Science Foundation). These grant monies support the Institute’s work and allow us to provide more programs to more people.

Our Grants include:

NSF Grant with Rowan University

Topic/Title: “Engaging in STEM Education with Big Data Analytics and Technologies: A Rowan-Cove Initiative” National Science Foundation under Grant DUE-1610911

This grant is in its third and final year; the Institute’s responsibility was to provide the K12 component(s) for this grant’s research. PCNP/IEO was recognized by the grant’s Principal Investigator (PI) for its high level of performance which ranked over all other grant participants. John Moore was the Co-Principal Investigator for this grant.

John Moore and Pete Dorofy presented their work on this grant at the 2019 GLOBE Annual Meeting which was held in Detroit, MI on July 15-18, 2019.  They were also invited to conduct an international webinar live from the Environmental STEM Center that highlighted PCNP/IEO’s special and unique contributions to the project worldwide through the Acquire – Analyze – Apply (A3) Project that they are working on as part of this grant (and the NASA CAN Grant, below).

John Moore and Peter Dorofy also created a three-minute video entitled “Acquire-Analyze-Apply (A3)” submitted to the NSF’s “Innovative STEM Education” Showcase; that video highlights the research and development work they have accomplished as part of this grant (and the NASA CAN Grant, below). 

View the A3 video!

Preparations are also underway for teacher professional development workshop as part of this grant (and the NASA CAN Grant, below).

NASA CAN Grant with the University of Toledo

Topic/Title: “Mission Earth: Fusing GLOBE with NASA Assets to Build Systemic Innovation in STEM Education” funded by NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) #: NNX16AC54A

This grant is in Year Four (of five).  The Institute for Earth Observations at Palmyra Cove is part of the collaborative of multiple institutions across the United States formed to increase involvement in the GLOBE Program focused on “Fusing GLOBE with NASA assets to build systematic innovation in STEM.” In addition to the members from our partner institutions, our group includes hundreds of other individuals including teachers, students and citizen scientists, located throughout the United States.

John Moore and Pete Dorofy presented their work on this grant at the 2019 GLOBE Annual Meeting which was held in Detroit, MI on July 15-18, 2019.  They were also invited to conduct an international webinar live from the Environmental STEM Center that highlighted PCNP/IEO’s special and unique contributions to the project worldwide through the Acquire – Analyze – Apply (A3) Project that they are working on as part of this grant (and the NSF Grant with Rowan University, above).

In addition, John Moore and Peter Dorofy also attended and presented at the North American Region Meeting held this year at NASA Langley in Virginia. Their presentation focused on HoloGLOBE and the NSF “Acquire – Analyze – Apply (A3)” Project. HoloGLOBE, an Augmented Reality (AR) project, coded by Peter Dorofy, has gained international attention and is being actively promoted by NASA at the conferences they regularly attend. The free app has had over 20,000 downloads to date and brings using satellite and remote sensing into the classroom through a unique AR platform through the USA.

John Moore and Peter Dorofy also created a three-minute video entitled “Acquire-Analyze-Apply (A3)” submitted to the NSF’s “Innovative STEM Education” Showcase; that video highlights the research and development work they have accomplished as part of this grant (and the NSF Grant with Rowan University, above). 

View the A3 video!

Preparations are also underway for teacher professional development workshop as part of this grant (and the NSF Grant with Rowan University, above).

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