'Today’s event is a celebration of the fruitful collaboration between Esplora, Globe Malta and the U.S. Embassy. We are very pleased to support and participate in this project to further promote ‘citizen engagement’ in research', said Dr Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, Executive Chairman of the Malta Council for Science and Technology.
He added that ongoing efforts to engage people in research, such as the Globe Challenge, will also help to continue improving the perception and attitudes of the public towards science. Anyone can participate in this initiative, families, students, teachers, adults, and older adults. Science is better when we do it together. By participating in this challenge, citizens will be improving their science observation skills will be forming part of a world-wide community of citizen scientists and will help to gather tree-height data which can be used by NASA and GLOBE scientists learning more about why trees are important.