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Ethiopia Hosts 3rd Annual GLOBE Africa Regional Meeting and Teacher Training Workshop
The 3rd Annual Meeting of the GLOBE Africa Consortium took place on 20 -21 February 2009 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mr. Fuad Ibrahim, the Education State Minister, delivered the opening address on behalf of Ethiopia's National Minister of Education, H.E. Dr. Adhanom. H.E. Dr. Abera Deressa, State Minister of MoARD and chairman of the climate change forum, delivered the Keynote address for the meeting followed by Mr. Michael McClellan, Public Affairs Counselor of the U.S. Embassy. The Annual Meeting was attended by representatives of 11 African countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, South Africa and Uganda, and by Dr. Teresa Kennedy, Deputy Director of GLOBE, representing the GLOBE Program Office at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.  >>

Great Things are Happening in Bahrain
GLOBE Bahrain enjoyed an energetic schedule of 2008 events and, if the 26 January Teacher Training Workshop is any indication, is looking forward to an equally productive 2009. Along with conducting regular teacher trainings for both new and experienced GLOBE teachers, Country Coordinator, Mrs. Wafa Bin Dayna and her team from the Ministry of Education have been working hard to keep the discussion of climate research high on the program's list of priorities and to engage students in the process.  >>

Students Engage in Worldwide Tree Planting Effort
In 2006, a tree-planting campaign was spearheaded by GLOBE collaborating organization the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), along with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), as one response to the threat of global warming. The goal of the Billion Tree Campaign was to see a billion new trees put in the ground.  >>

West Virginia Teachers Impact the Way Students View Science
West Virginia may not be the biggest state in the USA, but GLOBE-trained teachers account for a significant percentage of the science teachers there. Of the 808 K-12 schools in West Virginia, 316 schools have one or more GLOBE-trained teachers, demonstrating strong commitment on the part of West Virginia School Districts to the effectiveness of the hands-on science activities of the GLOBE Program.  >>

New Face of the National GLOBE GAMES in the Czech Republic
The TEREZA Association is a non-profit, non-governmental organization in the Czech Republic. TEREZA's mission is to encourage and support cooperation and active community participation in renewal and protection of a healthy environment, and thus contribute to the overall development of civic society. Founded in 1979, the organization's original focus was to preserve natural areas of Prague. Ten years later, TEREZA expanded its reach to include the development of environmental education in the Czech Republic, and shortly thereafter, opened the gates to its current headquarters in the heart of Prague.  >>

Students Win National Science Fair of Uruguay for Research on GLOBE at Night
Sixth grade students from Primary School Nº 85, Montevideo, Uruguay, who conducted research on light pollution under the guidance of GLOBE Teacher Patricia Piriz, obtained the First Prize in the National Fair of Science Clubs of the Program of Popularization of Scientific Culture, organized by the Directorate of Innovation, Science and Technology for Development, of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Uruguay.  >>

Students in Punjab, India, Look to the Clouds with CloudSat
CloudSat, a NASA Earth observation satellite launched on 28 April 2006, is designed to study clouds and the role clouds and aerosols play in regulating Earth's weather, climate and air quality. CloudSat collects information about the vertical structure of clouds unavailable from other Earth observing satellites. Its data are improving our cloud models and providing a better understanding of human impact on the atmosphere.  >>

Thai Students Work with Alaskan Seasons and Biomes Team
From 11-18 November 2008, Seasons and Biomes team members from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, --Dr. Elena Sparrow, Professor and Education Outreach Director of the International Arctic Research Center, Ms. Martha Kopplin, Education Outreach Specialist at the International Arctic Research Center, and Dr. Leslie Gordon Science, Math Education Specialist, Seasons and Biomes co-PI-- traveled to Thailand to conduct GLOBE workshops for Thai students, teachers and scientists, using Season and Biomes activities in development.  >>

Texan Student Wins Science Fair with GLOBE Hydrology Project
Dominic is a vibrant and inquisitive fourth grader in El Paso, Texas, with a growing interest in science. He has been taking part in school science fairs ever since he was in kindergarten, when he first investigated the principle of Candy Triboluminescence.  >>

From Eyesore to Eden: New York City GLOBE Schools Monitor Historic Conversion of Landfills to Parkland
For decades, garbage trucks deposited New York City's waste in two large landfills adjacent to Jamaica Bay on the south shore of Brooklyn and Queens just minutes from John F. Kennedy International Airport. The combined 400-acre Pennsylvania Avenue/Fountain Avenue landfill site was a local eyesore, to say nothing of its effects on the nose and throat, and requited Superfund cleanup that began in the late 1980s. Today, years of renovation work by the New York City (NYC) Department of Environmental Protection and New York State (NYS) Department of Environmental Conservation are nearing the goal of converting these former environmental disasters to a remarkable park that will be turned over to the National Park Service, Gateway National Recreation Area, for the enjoyment of all New Yorkers.  >>