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GLOBE Students from Alaska and Washington DC Share Environmental Concerns
The science department of the Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington D.C. welcomed nine middle school students and their teachers from Anvil City Science Academy (ACSA) in Nome, Alaska on 3 May 2007. The ACSA students are involved in the GLOBE Program and GLOBE phenology studies, as are many MSSD Earth System Science (ESS) students. Students from both schools met to exchange cultural and environmental information about their two localities.  >>

GLOBE Europe Regional Train-the-Trainer Workshop
A European Regional Train-the-Trainer Workshop was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from 2 –7 November 2007. The event engaged a broad international reach, with 12 Trainers and 43 participants coming from 24 countries: Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Republic of Macedonia, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States.  >>

Sri Lankan GLOBE Club Develops Tools for Outreach and Collaboration
The official Web site of the GLOBE Club of Maliyadeva College in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka, was ceremoniously launched 5 December 2007 by Mr. R.M.M. Rathnayake, the Principal of the College. With guidance from the Ministry of Education and other GLOBE Clubs in Sri Lanka, the Maliyadeva GLOBE Club is the first to launch a Web site dedicated to furthering information about GLOBE activities in Sri Lanka.  >>

Nigeria's Ondo State Hosts Third GLOBE Workshop
The third GLOBE workshop in Nigeria took place on 17-20 December 2007 at the Sunshine State e-Technology Center in Akure, Ondo State. This training was the second in a series of professional development events convened to certify at least two GLOBE teachers at each of Ondo State's 250 secondary schools and provide them with a complete set of equipment to measure GPS, atmosphere, soil, hydrology and land cover protocols in support of the regions student research activities. The Governor of Ondo State, His Excellency Dr. Olusegun Agagu, has sponsored this long-term initiative which includes a sustained professional development program for teachers.  >>

GLOBE Alumni Host Join the Nature in Czech Republic
The Czech GLOBE Veterans (CGV) is an organization of GLOBE Alumni who aim to remain connected to the GLOBE Program beyond their primary and secondary school years. In the three years since they have joined together, the CGV have engaged in various projects to use the knowledge they acquired during their years with the GLOBE program in order to increase public awareness of environmental issues. Their Join the Nature project, taking place in the summer of 2008, presents a wonderful opportunity for 13-14 year old GLOBE students to experience GLOBE protocol training along with exposure to other students of different countries, with cultural activities, games and learning activities to make the week both educational and fun!  >>

Cameroon Students Research Effects of Climate on Local Agriculture
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has reported that "Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change and climate variability" and warns that higher temperatures caused by climate change will depress crop yields there, and in many parts of the world, over the coming decades. In Cameroon, GLOBE Alumni Network member Tamsu Fogue Marcelin and GLOBE students of the Lycee Technique Industriel and Commercial of Bafoussam are investigating this issue, focusing on the corn crop of the West province of the country.  >>

GLOBE Students in Uruguay Apply GLOBE Data to Cloud Research
A group of 9 and 10 year old students from Republic of India Primary School No. 85 in Montevideo, Uruguay, have established a local science club known as "Cazanubes" or "Cloudchasers." They are carrying out cloud research activities from their school site, applying GLOBE protocols to observe cloud type and cover. The students are continuing the research started by their schoolmates in 2006, by analyzing and comparing data collected over the past two years.  >>

Nepali Students Help Ensure Quality of Life in the Kathmandu Valley
The Bagmati River is the principal river of the Bagmati River Basin in central Nepal. Fed by springs, monsoon rainfall and a number of tributaries, the river originates in the north of Kathmandu Valley and flows on to North India, where it empties into the Ganges. For centuries it has been celebrated in music, poetry and literature because of the importance it holds in the cultural traditions of the Nepali people.  >>

Latin America and the Caribbean V Regional Meeting San Antonio, Texas
The Fifth Meeting of GLOBE Country Coordinators in the Latin American and the Caribbean Consortium (CLAC) took place in San Antonio, Texas on 27-28 July 2007, preceding the 11th GLOBE Annual Conference. In attendance were Country Coordinators and representatives from Argentina, the Bahamas, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay.  >>

First GLOBE Regional GLE in Asia Held in Thailand
GLOBE Thailand recently hosted the first Asia Pacific Regional GLOBE Learning Expedition (GLE). The regionally-funded GLE took place from 13—18 November 2007 at the Navy Phirom Hotel in Hua Hin. The event was organized to allow students to share their research projects with their peers, GLOBE scientists, and the greater GLOBE community. The GLE also promoted Earth system science research through a student-teacher-scientist-community collaboration model.  >>