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12/20/2012
Students Share the Science Behind Culinary Favorites in Regional Food Project
At the 2012 LAC Regional Meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, a new collaboration was created, allowing students from three different countries to connect and share foods from their respective countries. GLOBE Country Coordinator for the Dominican Republic, Ms. Lorraine de Ruiz-Alma, and Peruvian Master Trainer Ms. Claudia Caro, organized the regional Food Project by extending the invitation to teachers from Cuzco, Peru; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and Ushuaia, Argentina. Students were asked to study plants and foods that are indigenous to their countries and share their findings through a Skype conference with their peers in a different country.  >>

12/19/2012
Teachers Enhance Science Learning Through GLOBE Implementation in Uruguay
GLOBE Uruguay organized an important GLOBE Teacher Training Workshop in Montevideo on 26-27 October 2012. Held in both the Alianza Cultural Uruguay—Estados Unidos, and Colonia de Vacaciones de Malvin, 23 teachers attended from all over the country, representing the following departments: Artigas, Canelones, Cerro Largo, Colonia, Durazno, Flores, Florida, Maldonado, Montevideo, Río Negro, Salto, Soriano, and Tacuarembó. Invitations were sent to departments with current GLOBE schools as well as departments where GLOBE schools are not yet established.  >>

12/18/2012
Second Annual Latin American Educator's Academy Integrates GLOBE in Costa Rica
Twenty-six hardworking and spirited educators from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay participated in a week-long field course in Costa Rica in June 2012 led by Ecology Project International (EPI), a U.S.-based non-profit education organization. The field experience, part of the Second Annual Latin American Educator's Academy, was integrated with a GLOBE teacher training workshop in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.  >>

11/01/2012
GLOBE Students from Costa Rica Win First Prize in Biociencia 2012 Fair
Many public high schools in Costa Rica utilize their campus science club as a platform for the development of GLOBE hydrology investigations that encourage scientific thinking through inquiry-based research methods including data collection and analysis. Students use these data to explore environmental problems within their local communities.  >>

10/25/2012
Peru Moves GLOBE Training Regime into High Gear
Peru has been a part of the GLOBE Program since 1997, originally implemented by the Environmental National Council (CONAM). The Environmental Ministry (MINAM) was created in May 2008 and currently oversees the coordination of GLOBE, promoting environmental education and civil participation through the collection of important data researching the effects of climate change, the state of hydraulic resources, and the value of biodiversity in Peru.  >>

06/19/2012
Extraordinary Enthusiasm for The GLOBE Program in The Dominican Republic!
"This was one of the most important events for the GLOBE Program in the Dominican Republic since its introduction 15 years ago," proclaimed GLOBE Country Coordinator Lic. María Lorraine de Ruiz-Alma. Thanks to the support of the Franklin Center of the United States Embassy, teachers from all over the country were united in Santo Domingo on for a 3-day professional development event on 28-30 May 2012 that captured the attention of the Dominican educative community. A few days before, a Regional Meeting including GLOBE Coordinators from 15 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as a training seminar for trainers and master trainers, took place.  >>

06/15/2012
Successful Regional Meeting and Training Event in Latin American and the Caribbean
On 24-25 May 2012, the IX GLOBE Latin America+Caribbean Regional Meeting was held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This important event, with representation from 15 countries in the region (Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Uruguay), captured significant media attention, appearing in several prestigious local newspapers.  >>

04/30/2012
Costa Rica Celebrates the First Scientific Environmentalism Festival
The Omar Dengo Foundation, coordinating institution for the GLOBE Program in Costa Rica, organized the first Scientific Environmentalism Festival From 9-10 November 2011 at its facilities in San Jose.  >>

04/05/2012
Uruguay Students Look for Life in the Miguelete Stream
Since Uruguay joined the GLOBE Program in 1995, students and teachers have been involved in intensive research projects that aim to improve understanding of the environment amongst themselves and their community. The Republic of India Primary School No. 85 is one of the most productive in Uruguay thanks to the work of dedicated GLOBE teacher Patricia Píriz. Since 2010 students in this school have been involved in a research project to verify the presence of aquatic macroinvertebrates in the Miguelete Stream, one of the most important water sources in Montevideo. The stream measures ​​22 kilometers in length and crosses the city from north to south. It was at one time a preferred site for locals to walk and relax, but has become so polluted in recent years that in 2003 it was categorized as a "dead water course" by "Geo-Uruguay Juvenil," the document on the state of the Environment in 2003. The same was reported by the "Primer Informe Ambiental Montevideo" (IMM) in 2001 when the only existence of an arthropod, an annelid, and a mollusk was reported in the Miguelete.  >>

02/29/2012
The Next Generation of GLOBE Climate Scientists in Peru
The year 2011 brought new challenges and developments for the GLOBE community in Peru. A group of students from the National Agrarian University-La Molina, interested in the Student Climate Research Campaign (SCRC) and the 2013 GLOBE Learning Expedition, have worked hard to disseminate the SCRC in Peru and to consolidate their knowledge and research skills.  >>