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06/13/2006
GLOBE Students and Teachers Explore How to Volunteer for Change
Over 70 GLOBE students and 50 teachers took part in the Volunteers for Change Workshop held at the Shaikh Khalifa Institute for Technology in March 2006. The three-day workshop proved to be a very rewarding experience for all involved and included lectures in English and Arabic on voluntary work, development of community service projects, how to organize volunteers, and a variety of activities and discussions.  >>

06/13/2006
Norwegian GLOBE School Passes its 100,000th Measurement Mark!
In the seven years since the Vang barne-og ungdomsskule (K-10) in Valdres, Norway, started the GLOBE Program, they have amassed over 100,000 measurement points. On 30 May the school celebrated the momentous occasion with a big party, during which seven students together pushed the button to enter the 100,000th measurement. With enthusiasm and pride, they watched a special video message from GLOBE acting Director Ed Geary congratulating them on their accomplishments.  >>

05/18/2006
GLOBE Program in Philippines trains Schools to Monitor the Manila Bay Coastline
Aimed at creating a network of GLOBE Program Schools along the coastline of Manila Bay to gather data relevant to its environmental state, the GLOBE Program in Philippines, in cooperation with the Indiana University Alumni Foundation (IUAF) Philippines, Inc. and the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Main Campus, conducted a teacher training workshop entitled "Environmental Monitoring of Manila Bay using GLOBE Protocols."  >>


04/28/2006
Model School: Pennsylvania School Integrates GLOBE Protocols into Existing Science Curriculum
When High School science teacher Todd Toth returned from a weeklong GLOBE training back in April of 1995, he got a pleasant surprise: His building principal suggested he develop a new science elective based on what he had learned. Over the next few years, Todd developed what is now the "Environmental Research" course, which is sponsored by California University of Pennsylvania as an equivalent to their freshman level earth science course.  >>

03/27/2006
Macedonia and Croatia Build Strong Bonds through GLOBE
Two recent GLOBE Workshops held in Berova and Skopje, Republic of Macedonia in June and November, 2005, might have resembled any number of other GLOBE workshops in any other part of the world if not for one crucial detail. Namely, these workshops illustrated the cooperation, unselfish assistance, and exchange of experience that is typical of the relationship between Macedonia and Croatia.  >>

03/22/2006
Madagascar Project Forges New Alliances By Tackling Malaria
Answering the call to create global themes with regional scientific and educational relevance, The GLOBE Program in Madagascar is forging new alliances among scientists, public health experts, educators and students in Madagascar to monitor, report, and analyze information regarding environmental conditions that control the transmission of malaria through GLOBE protocols (and other protocols developed by Malagasy scientists). T  >>

03/17/2006
South African School Recognized for Environmental Initiatives
On 30 January 2006 the South African Indwe Secondary School received an Eco-flag in recognition for their efforts towards environmental awareness. The Eco Flag is an award of the Eco-Schools Programme, an international program of the Foundation for Environmental Education, supported in part by the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA). This honor is presented to schools worldwide that demonstrate substantial involvement in environmental education activities and initiatives.  >>

03/09/2006
A Meeting of Minds: GLOBE Students and Scientists Share Research in Iowa
On February 10, 2006 GLOBE students shared their research and exchanged ideas with GLOBE Scientists at the GLOBE ONE Student Research Symposium at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center in Black Hawk County, Iowa.  >>

02/22/2006
Bahrain Students Walk for Environmental Awareness
The Bahrain GLOBE Green Walk Event took place on January 25, 2006. Thirteen groups of up to ten members spent an entire day at AL-Areen Wildlife Reserve Park for a day of fun environmental education. The 140 students and teachers participating in this event explored the natural beauty of their park, deepened their awareness about the environment, while demonstrating good environmental practice and behavior.  >>