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Asset-Herausgeber


12/30/2013
Schools in the Cotahuasi Area of Peru Take Learning Outdoors
Schools from the Cotahuasi area have had environmental educational camping trips with 70 GLOBE club participants every spring, over the past 5 years. Each year has an emphasis area. This year, the focus was on the habitat of an amazing cactus Puya Raimondi. Students were organized into study groups to measure and document; weather, clouds, land cover, water quality and bird sighting and habitat. The giant Puya Raimondi cacti grows up to 4 meters in height and are rare and endangered due to habitat loss. The cactus produces flowers once every 80-100 years, and then dies. The flowers provide nectar to a wide variety of birds and insects; including the Giant Hummingbird.  >>

11/25/2013
GLOBE Expands to Schools and Regions Throughout Peru
Multiple trainings were held in southern Peru in the month of October 2013 in the Region of Moquegua, at schools in Omate, Moquegua, and Ilo. The trainings focused on the use of GLOBE Atmosphere protocols with an emphasis on climate, using weather stations and equipment such as maximum / minimum thermometers provided by the Ministry of Environment. Teachers, students and municipal representatives participated in the hands-on training.  >>

11/07/2013
A History of GLOBE's Southernmost School - Ushuaia, Argentina
In Ushuaia, capital city of Tierra del Fuego Province in Argentina, also called "the southernmost city of the world", there is a GLOBE school with a long history in GLOBE achievements; this is Escuela Provincial Nº 1 Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (Provincial School No.1 Domingo Faustino Sarmiento). The city slogan is "Ushuaia, End of the World, Beginning of Everything."  >>

10/25/2013
Students Work to Improve Water Quality in Rijeka, Croatia
Three students from the Medical High School in Rijeka, Croatia took third place in the 2013 GLOBE Student Research Exhibition for their project "Water Quality and Revitalization Potential of the Mrtvi Kanal Channel" at the GLOBE Annual Meeting. Their research investigation concerned the channel of stagnant water running through the heart of Rijeka and close to their school. Their ultimate aim was to understand what could be done about it.  >>