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GLOBE Arctic POPs Project Moves Forward
Since 2001, 15 GLOBE schools in Canada, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and United States have been working on a joint research project to better understand the distribution of Persistent Organic Pollutants, commonly called POPs, in the Arctic region. Teachers and students at these schools have been working closely with two scientists, Eldbjorg Heimstad and Geir Endregard, at the NILU Polar Environmental Centre in Tromso, Norway.  >>

Superior Elementary School Shares GLOBE with Sister School in Nepal
On March 19, a team of teachers and students from Superior Elementary School in Superior, Colorado will embark on a two-week journey to Nepal to visit their sister school, Surya Boarding School in the town of Khandbari. For nearly four years, the two schools have been in close contact, sharing thoughts, ideas, and native customs in a celebration of cultural diversity.  >>

IES "Marques de Suanzes", Madrid
The students and the teaching staff of Marqués de Suanzes centre for Secondary Education, Madrid (Spain), have been awarded first prize in the 17th round of grants awards by "El Corte Inglés" (the largest company in the field of distribution in Spain-Europe). The grants have been awarded to facilitate investigative studies with the title theme of "Investigate and Explain your Environment".  >>

GLOBE Students and Teachers Team Up with GLOBE Scientist to Present Paper at International Conference
Students and teachers from the Edmund Burke School in Washington, D.C. and the Realschule Cuxhaven in Cuxhaven, Germany, partnered with GLOBE Principal Investigator David Brooks over the past year on a research project to compare space-based data with ground-based data to assess the performance of aerosol retrievals. On October 3, they presented the results of their research at the International Astronautical Conference in Bremen, Germany, to space officials from around the world, including Dr. Adena Loston, the NASA Associate Administrator for Education, who spoke about NASA's new Education initiatives at an Education Plenary at the IAC.  >>

Cyclists Promote Science Education and GLOBE during Bike Trip Through the Western Coast of the Americas
Two GLOBE trainers have undertaken a bike trip from El Paso, Texas to the southern tip of Latin America at Patagonia. Their goal is to help promote science education and an appreciation of the environment. Karen Engelke from El Paso and Daniel Gomez from Juarez, Mexico are part of the La Cruzada Ciclista por un Mundo Mejor (CCMM), or Cyclists Crusade for a Better World, Team. Along their route they will be stopping at schools and training selected GLOBE protocols.  >>

GLOBE Canada Tapped to Further Youth Science Skills
GLOBE Canada, through a proposal by the Yukon Teachers Association, has been awarded a three-year $45,000 grant by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)'s Promoscience competition.  >>

Croatian Students Celebrate International Water Day with Hard Work
Croatian GLOBE schools celebrated International Water Day March 22 by raising public awareness of the importance of water protection through hydrology measurements. One project, designed by students from Srednja skola Prelog was hailed by local water authorities and the news media as a great success worth repeating every year.  >>

GLOBE Grows in Two of the World's Southern-most Countries
Teachers from six Latin American GLOBE countries and Spain came together under the GLOBE umbrella recently during two October training workshops in Chile and Argentina, which coincided with the Southern Hemisphere's springtime.  >>

GLOBE at the World Space Congress
Thanks to the GLOBE program, some young scholars recently learned that studying science can really take them places. In October 2002, six students and two teachers from two GLOBE schools traveled to Houston, Texas, to participate in the World Space Congress (WSC), an event organizers describe as the largest scientific, technical and space exhibition of the decade.  >>

Queens College Science Institute Shows the Great Potential of GLOBE
New York City may be known for skyscrapers and busy streets, but K-12 students and teachers are finding and creating GLOBE study sites all over the metro area. At an all-day Science Institute put on Jan. 9 by Queens College for the New York City Department of Education and the GLOBE-NY Metro Partnership, GLOBE teachers and students wowed teachers, science coordinators and educators from all over the New York metro area with descriptions of their GLOBE implementation ideas.  >>