Stars and STEM Stories



GLOBE Methodology Guides Citizen Science Workshop in Chile
On14-15 May 2009, an educational workshop attended by teachers involved in environmental education in the Chilean Sixth Region took place in order to initiate activities targeted at involving community members in GLOBE. The teachers who participated in the event had long been awaiting the opportunity to attend a training workshop that would offer innovative applications of environmental education as well as tools to enhance the development of exchange networks.  >>

Students Lend Helping Hands through Service-Learning
On 11 September 2009, the American people will observe their first annual National Day of Service and Remembrance. Through formal legislation passed in April of this year, U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized federal support for many innovative national service programs. On the National Day of Service and Remembrance, people everywhere are encouraged to engage in personal and organized service activities and reflection as a tribute to the memory of those who perished on 9-11 and to the many who rose in service in the days and months afterward.  >>

GLOBE Student Data Tops 20 Million!
On 14 August 2009, data collected by GLOBE students reached the 20 million mark. Yes, you read that correctly! GLOBE students in 110 countries have now collected TWENTY MILLION scientific measurements in atmosphere, hydrology, soil, land cover and phenology investigations, using many different instruments: from sun photometers to soil color books, from cloud charts to hand-made clinometers, from data loggers to chemical test kits. These measurements now reside in the online GLOBE database and are actively in use by students and scientists throughout the world for significant real-world research!  >>

Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting in India Draws Participants from 9 Countries
The GLOBE Asia – Pacific Consortium meeting took place in Agra, India on April 17th – 20th, 2009, and was attended by representatives and Country Coordinators from 9 (of 16) Asia-Pacific GLOBE countries: Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Maldives, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand. This was the first meeting in the region since the GLOBE Asia-Pacific Consortium was established in the Philippines in 2007.  >>

Students in Argentina and USA Discuss Research on the Impact of Fire on Climate
On 24 April 2009, GLOBE students from CEI "San Ignacio Junín de los Andes" in Patagonia, Argentina, and Desert View Elementary School in New Mexico, USA, met online through Skype conferencing. Their discussion, in Spanish, was facilitated by GLOBE teachers Ana Prieto in Argentina, and Albert Álvarez Ortiz and Eduardo Colom in New Mexico, who saw the value of arranging a scientific and culture exchange based on GLOBE student research.  >>

Near East-North Africa Regional Project in U.S. Marine Sanctuaries
In July and August 2009, GLOBE students from the Near East-North Africa region (Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia), together with students from Armenia, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Norway and the United States, will be involved in the Ocean for Life Project, a unique educational and cultural experience focusing on the global ocean and how it connects us all.  >>

GLOBE Training in Qatar Takes Innovative Approach to Integrated Learning
"Scientific research is a catalyst for future scientists in Qatar," writes Imran Asif, Science Specialist for the Curriculum Standards Office at the Supreme Education Council (SEC) of Qatar, in support of the GLOBE Program in Qatar. "We believe real education comes from scientific research and all the skills related to it and all the subjects related to it as well. Programs like GLOBE create ownership and instill motivation and enthusiasm into young budding scientists. GLOBE science creates awareness and understanding of global issues in a scientific context." Mr. Ibrahim Al Mannai, Director of Curriculum Standards Office for the Education Institute states, "We need more teachers trained in GLOBE."  >>

12 Years of GLOBE Games in the Czech Republic
Every year for the past 12 years, TEREZA has hosted the GLOBE Games in the Czech Republic, bringing together environmentally concerned students, teachers, scientists and special guests from the Czech Republic and neighboring countries. The object of the GLOBE Games is to raise environmental awareness among GLOBE students through data collection and research, to initiate collaborations among schools throughout the region, to introduce participants to special environmental challenges involving many of the GLOBE protocols, and to encourage teambuilding as a vital part of the educational experience.  >>

Benjamin Franklin, Scientist, Statesman and Climate Researcher Using the Past to Explore the Future
John Buchanan, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has a keen interest in Benjamin Franklin. His research into hurricane patterns and his interest in historical climate records have led to the creation of a remarkable new video.  >>

5th Annual GLOBE Scientist Fair in the Kingdom of Bahrain Brings Student Focus to Climate Change
Enhancing on the Annual Activities conducted by the GLOBE Program in the Kingdom of Bahrain, The 5th Annual GLOBE Scientist Fair took place in the Kingdom of Bahrain on 22-24 March 2009. Focused on the theme GLOBE Research for the Effects of Greenhouse Gases, 20 research topics related to GLOBE's Student Campaign for Reseach on Climate were on display, with student researchers on hand to explain their projects to judges and participants.  >>