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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, followed by the 11th GLOBE Annual Conference. Country Coordinators and representatives attended from Argentina, the Bahamas, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay. Country representatives and members of the GPO team are shown here at the GLOBE Annual banquet held at the historic Sunset Station.  >>

GLOBE Teachers' Conference in Helsinki
On 21 September, educators from around Finland gathered at the American Resource Center at the National Library in Helsinki to attend the GLOBE Teachers' Conference. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, Vaisala and the Finnish Board of Education, the Teachers' Conference helped revitalize the GLOBE program in Finland by bringing together leading educators for a full-day of activities that provided numerous networking opportunities.  >>

GLOBE Day Unites Students of Diverse Backgrounds at Israel Annual Conference
On 4 June 2007, GLOBE Israel hosted its Annual Conference in Bet-Shearim, Galilee in the North of Israel. More than 650 students and teachers from across the country attended to celebrate "GLOBE Day." GLOBE Israel Country Coordinator, Mr. Farid Hamdan of the Ministry of Education, reports, "GLOBE Day is very special in Israel because it unites students from so many different sectors."  >>

10th Czech GLOBE Games in Sluknov, Czech Republic
The TEREZA Association and the Secondary Forestry School of Sluknov organized the 10th Czech GLOBE Games, in Sluknov, in May 2007. The games were held under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, County Council of the town Usti nad Labem and the City Council of Sluknov. Members of the Czech GLOBE Alumni Association cooperated and provided valuable assistance in preparation and organization of the Games.  >>

Teacher Workshop in Niger Introduces GLOBE Classroom Guide Developed for West Africa
GLOBE trainers and Peace Corps Volunteers recently released the first edition of a classroom guide developed specifically for use by teachers and students in Niger and West Africa at a teacher workshop in August 2007, in Niamey, Niger.  >>

The Third Annual GLOBE Young Scientist Fair in Bahrain
The Bahrain GLOBE Young Scientists Fair is one of the most educational, fun, and creative assignments that GLOBE Bahrain offers to GLOBE students every year. It is an excellent activity for classroom outings. Students can become experts in their neighborhoods by learning about their local environment.  >>

Asia and Pacific GLOBE Countries Formalize Regional Consortium at Philippines Meeting and Host International TTT Workshop
Country Coordinators and representative from 12 Asia and Pacific countries convened in Iloilo City, Philippines, 18 – 19 May 2007, to formalize the Asia and Pacific Regional Consortium. Participants from Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Palau, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand were hosted by GLOBE Philippines.  >>

SCUBAnauts International and GLOBE Begin Research Collaborations with Operation: Deep Climb
A group of 21 young explorers from the Tampa Bay Chapter of SCUBAnauts International will engage in an extraordinary journey to the middle of the Pacific Ocean from 11-21 October 2007. The mission, known as Operation: Deep Climb, will take local middle and high-school aged students from the deep depths of the ocean to the summit of the tallest mountain in the world, and into the universe beyond. Gathering GLOBE atmosphere and hydrology data will be a part of this exciting scientific expedition. The SCUBAnaut mission banner will be flown on the STS-123 Space Shuttle Mission in February 2008 to officially accomplish the mission to inspire a new generation of 21st Century Explorers and promote scientific understanding of the universe and marine environment.  >>

GLOBE Philippines Explores the Inner Space of the Celebes Sea
GLOBE cooperating organizations The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Geographic Society and Filipino and American scientists are currently on a deep sea expedition to learn about the marine biodiversity in the 'Coral Triangle,' a largely unexplored area in the Celebes Sea, south of Mindanao Island, Philippines.  >>

Unlocking Environmental Puzzles One Measurement at a Time:17 Million Measurements
Across the world, GLOBE students from 110 countries have collected over 17 million data measurements about their local water, soil, plant life, atmosphere and climate since the establishment of the GLOBE Program just 13 years ago. Each month, the number of measurements grows as students record critical information about their ecosystems for use in their research as well as for scientists and their communities. Through data collection, students learn about their environment and help identify climate patterns and trends.  >>