IGES Supports Another Successful NASA Earth Science Week in 2015

November 16, 2015


IGES has contributed to another successful Earth Science Week, held over the week of October 11-17. The theme, “Visualizing Earth Systems”, provided an exciting opportunity for NASA visualizers, scientists and educators to showcase their work and personal stories with the public. IGES was instrumental in developing evergreen educational resources, including a NASA ESW DVD and SVS Gallery that will allow […]

Former Military Leaders Urge Support for NASA, NSF Research

September 16, 2015


Arlington, Virginia—Fifteen former military leaders urge Congress to protect funding for NASA Earth science and NSF Geoscience programs, linking essential research beyond societal and economic benefit to that of national security.   “The results from these agencies’ efforts are the foundation for subsequent DoD and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) programs that directly protect the […]

Earth Day 2015: Taking Learning to New Heights!

June 11, 2015


Written by Samantha Williams When it comes to inspiration, wonder, and awe, NASA is in a league of its own. With over 13 million followers across Twitter and Instagram, the numbers speak for themselves – NASA’s popularity is out of this world! For the past 17 years I’ve been living in Australia, where I’m slightly […]

NASA Your Camp From Space!

June 5, 2015


With summer camp season right around the corner, students from across the country are gearing up for another year of fun and excitement! For three lucky camps, IGES is elevating the learning experience with NASA Your Camp From Space posters! As campers explore their surroundings from below, they can also become planetary explorers as they investigate their […]

IGES Proud to Support GeoBuiz 2015 Leaders’ Summit

May 20, 2015


The Institute of Global Environmental Strategies is proud to be a supporter of the inaugural Geospatial Media and Communications’ GeoBuiz 2015 Conference, a leaders’ summit scheduled on 10-11 August at Hotel Marriott Bethesda North and Conference Centre, Maryland. IGES president, Nancy Colleton, will be featured as a speaker. The conference will capture thoughts of leaders […]

Schwerin Receives Sally Ride Excellence in Education Award

March 24, 2015


The American Astronautical Society (AAS) honored IGES Vice President for Education, Theresa Schwerin, with its first-ever Sally Ride Excellence in Education Award. During the March 11th awards luncheon at the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium, Schwerin was recognized for “…unparalleled contributions and dedication in creating innovative programs to deliver space education and advance the use […]

2014 Student Art Contest Winners Announced

December 5, 2014


See all winners here Arlington, VA The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 student art contest. This year’s contest theme, “Wild for Wilderness,” celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. This year’s contest inspired hundreds of entries from across the nation, each piece a personal interpretation […]

Sanctuary: Exploring the World’s Protected Areas from Space

November 12, 2014


Download Sanctuary PDF Here (22MB) UPDATE 12/15/2014 The successful release of Sanctuary at the World Parks Congress elevated awareness of the important role satellite remote sensing plays in global conservation. The engaging imagery and accessible prose of Sanctuary captivated thousands of readers.  Three hundred physical copies of the book were put into the hands of VIPs at the Congress. […]

IGES Supports Another Successful NASA Earth Science Week

October 21, 2014


October 18th marked the completion of another successful NASA Earth Science Week. Working closely with NASA scientists and educators, IGES was instrumental in that achievement. From managing the website that served as the focal point of activity during the week, to coordinating and promoting the blog posts and live events throughout the week, IGES worked […]

Earth Observation Priorities 2014 Report Published

July 29, 2014


This report, Earth Observation Priorities 2014, seeks to further identify key priorities and recommend actionable steps that decision makers can pursue immediately. Developed by member representatives of the Alliance for Earth Observations, this report provides a unique non-federal perspective on key priorities and programs for consideration by the administration, Congress, and private sector leaders. Members […]