Stars and STEM Stories



Virtual Celebration Highlights Irish Students’ Efforts to Promote Awareness of Traffic-related Air Pollution as Part of Air Quality Campaign
In May 2020, GLOBE Ireland held an online event to celebrate the completion of the 2019/2020 Air Quality campaign. Sixty-four schools from around Ireland took part in the campaign, which focused on assessing traffic-related air pollution around schools and raising awareness around the topic of air pollution.  >>

Virtual Science Fair Celebrates Earth Day and GLOBE’s 25th Anniversary – “One Cannot Stop Science!”
In April 2020, students in the Dominican Republic came together in a “virtual historic event” to help celebrate Earth Day 2020 and The GLOBE Program’s 25th Anniversary.  >>

Primary School in Malta Begins “Whole-School” Journey with The GLOBE Program
In October 2019, the Gozo College Xewkija Primary School (Gozo, Malta) registered with The GLOBE Program for the first time. From November 2019 through February 2020, the students at the school began their “whole-school” journey with GLOBE.  >>

GLOBE Schools in Malta and Israel Reach Beyond National Boundaries in Collaborative Video Conference
On 11 February 2020, the GLOBE Country Coordinator of Israel, Ms. Rafaela Babish, along with the GLOBE Deputy Country Coordinator of Malta, Ms. Ramona Mercieca, coordinated a video conference with schools in Malta and Israel to celebrate The GLOBE Program’s 25th Anniversary – and to reach beyond borders in a collaborative learning endeavor.  >>

NASA Scientists Generate Interest in GLOBE Across the Philippines
In an effort to bring GLOBE programs to more schools and inspire young students to pursue careers in STEM disciplines, NASA scientists, engineers, and pilots recently travelled throughout the Philippines giving informational talks on their current airborne science mission CAMP2Ex.  >>

2019 GLOBE Asia and Pacific Regional Meeting Provides Opportunity to Share and Collaborate
In May 2019, the GLOBE Asia and Pacific Regional Coordination Office (RCO), in association with GLOBE Republic of Korea and the Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity (KOFAC), organized the Annual Regional Meeting in Seoul. The event brought together 14 GLOBE Country Coordinators and participants from around the region.  >>

GLOBE Training in Madagascar Focuses on “Working Together for Future Generations”
In early 2019, GLOBE Madagascar signed a collaboration agreement with Conservation International (CI). The collaboration is based on the preservation of lemurs and the natural forest in the eastern part of Madagascar.  >>

GLOBE Students in Malta Engage in Science – and Walk for Fun – To “Be Part of the Solution” for a Greener Tomorrow
In early 2019, GLOBE middle school students in Gozo, Malta, focused on studying the effects of trees on urban temperatures in their surrouding communities. "This is our first year participating in The GLOBE Program, and we would like to share our investigation and how we went a step further to involve the wider community and be part of the solution to Climate Change," Ramona Mercieca, a teacher at Gozo College Middle School said.  >>

Teacher Training Highlights Reactivation of The GLOBE Program in Kyrgyz Republic
In February 2019, with the aim of reactivating The GLOBE Program in the Kyrgyz Republic, the Europe and Eurasia Regional Coordination Office and the GLOBE Kyrgyz Country Coordinator, Murataly Duishonakunov, organized a pivotal teacher training at the Kyrgyz National University in Bishkek.  >>

GLOBE Czech Republic Honors Three GLOBE Schools with “Czech GLOBE Star 2019” Award
In February, GLOBE Czech Republic awarded three GLOBE schools with the title "Czech GLOBE Star 2019" for their significant achievements during the year. This yearly acknowledgement of students, and their superior GLOBE-related efforts, began in 2016. Awarded schools receive diplomas, medals, and gifts from members of the Scientific Board of TEREZA Educational Center and the Regional Coordination Office of GLOBE’s Europe and Eurasia Region.  >>