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Vibrant Trainings in West Africa
Highly successful GLOBE Train-the-Trainer workshops recently were held in Ghana and The Gambia, with local public officials and educators, GLOBE Country Coordinators, Peace Corps Volunteers and representatives of GLOBE-US . Working under a steady West African sun, and serenaded by the screeches of multi-colored birds, more than 70 men and women laid out pixels, sampled soils, tested waters, studied data graphs, and discussed the Program's added emphasis on student inquiry.  >>

St. Albert The Great, Louisville, KY, United States
Eagle Scouts are leaders, and young Patrick Keal led his school to the GLOBE Program. Patrick, who has just graduated from eighth grade at St. Albert the Great School, was awarded the school's "110 Percent Memorial Award " named after a student who was known for always giving his very best. Principal Jeanne Flowers cited Patrick for his "persistence and unwavering perseverance while pursuing his goals" -- including GLOBE -- as well as his "kindness towards others."  >>

Forney, TX and Sauk Rapids, MN
Prestigious science awards from the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) went to GLOBE students for displaying critical and creative thinking in science, mathematics and technology.  >>

Cobb Middle School, Tallahassee, FL, United States
"I know who I am, but WHERE am I?" A Florida Education Foundation grant has been awarded to eighth-grade GLOBE teacher Valerie LaHart at Cobb Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida, to buy needed equipment for mapping, GPS, longitude/latitude and other GLOBE activities.  >>

Webster Intermediate School, Auburn, ME, United States
Brrr...How COLD Is the Water? To a lot of vacationers, especially those in northern areas, testing the water temperature helps them decide whether to take a swim or just take out the fishing boat. But the water temperature is an important part of these GLOBE student's field work.  >>

Earth Day is International
In addition to celebrations all across the United States, Earth Day events took place in a variety of other GLOBE countries such as Croatia, Benin and the United Kingdom...  >>

Eastbrook Elementary School, Indianapolis, IN, United States
While some kids want dessert after lunch, the fourth-grade GLOBE students at Eastbrook Elementary School in Indianapolis, IN, look forward to taking their GLOBE measurements. "GLOBE has been an inspiration for the students and me!" GLOBE Teacher Mary Lou. Feist says. "I appreciate how the GLOBE Program fits into our current curriculum and combines the use of technology with real-life activities for the students."  >>

Downingtown Middle School, Downingtown, PA, United States
GLOBE students in Downington Middle School realize that they can make significant contributions to science - locally, regionally, and globally! After a special kick-off ceremony with local and federal elected officials, the GLOBE students have begun diligently collecting and reporting data for use in their own research projects as well as by professional scientists.  >>

International College Edith Stein
Serving as ambassadors for the GLOBE Program, students from International College Edith Stein in The Netherlands recently participated in an international gathering of professionals devoted to the preservation and enhancement of the global water environment. On March 21, the students shared their contributions to monitoring the world's water bodies with participants representing 155 countries at the the World Water Forum in The Hague.  >>

Palomino Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ, United States
Students at Gold Dust and Palomino Elementary Schools in Phoenix are actively engaged in research - both locally and globally! By faithfully making GLOBE measurements, and using features of the GLOBE Web site like GLOBEMail, these students are studying local environmental conditions and reaching-out to GLOBE students in other countries to expand their knowledge.  >>