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Pusan Science High School, Pusan, Korea, South
Students at Pusan Science High School are using their GLOBE data to learn more about local environmental conditions and to raise the environmental awareness of students throughout their city, the second largest in Korea. Since January 1997, the students have reported nearly 2,000 observations spanning all the GLOBE measurement areas.  >>

Ecopolis Center Junior Eco Club, Tokyo, Japan
GLOBE students at the Itabashi GLOBE Club in Tokyo, Japan are making headlines by demonstrating how young people can collaborate around the world to increase our understanding of the Earth environment. The students gather on weekends and after school at the Ecopolis Center to make GLOBE measurements and to communicate with other schools worldwide using GLOBEMail.  >>

Pine Elementary/Junior High School, Mountain Home, ID, United States
Imagine walking out your school doors into the middle of a thick forest with bears, bobcats, deer and elk possibly roaming nearby. It may seem unusual, but it's just another day at Pine Elementary and Junior High School - a one-room school house for students of all ages located 60 miles from the nearest town in Idaho.  >>

Jones Valley Elementary School
In Huntsville, Alabama, second and fifth graders are learning about how sophisticated satellite imagery and hands-on GLOBE measurements work together to provide a better understanding of local and global environmental features. On Earth Day 1999, students from Jones Valley Elementary and Williams Elementary School joined researchers from the Global Hydrology and Climate Center (GHCC) for a day of learning and fun.  >>

GLOBE Stars in Australia
The GLOBE Program in Australia is taking full advantage of both print and electronic media to keep up with the more than 200 schools now participating in GLOBE. With this strong support at the national level, Australian students have reported more than 94,000 measurements in atmosphere, land cover/biology, soils, and hydrology.  >>

GLOBE Stars in New York
From the stately halls of the United Nations Building in downtown New York City to the backwoods of rural New York State, GLOBE Teachers Patsy Cicala and Wayne Gilchrest are working with hundreds of students to expand global and local knowledge about the Earth's environment.  >>

Liceo Scientifico Majorana, Moncalieri, Italy
Demonstrating the multi-disciplinary nature of the GLOBE Program, teachers at the Liceo Scientifico Majorana school in Italy have incorporated GLOBE into physics, science, philosophy and foreign language classes. Under the energetic guidance of GLOBE teacher Giovanni Imbalzano, the school has also incorporated GLOBE into a science project for disabled students.  >>

GLOBE Stars in the Czech Republic
Using the art of photography, the GLOBE Program in the Czech Republic is reaching out to expand community awareness of their activities. An exhibition of photographs taken at the 1998 GLOBE Learning Expedition (GLE) by renowned Czech photographer Roman Sejkot opened at the Hotel Renaissance in Prague last November and will soon travel throughout the country.  >>

GLOBE Stars: Kingsburg High School, CA United States and Utajarven Ylaaste School, Utajarvi, Finland
GLOBE students, teachers and scientists know that one of the most enjoyable and important aspects of The GLOBE Program is the ability to communicate easily with other GLOBE participants around the world. Often, these communications lead to long-lasting connections, like the relationship enjoyed by GLOBE schools in Kingsburg, CA, and Utajdrvi, Finland.  >>

Escuela Provincial No. 38 Julio Argentina Roca, an Argentine-hosted GLOBE School in Antarctica, Esperanza, Argentina
Working on fields of ice and snow under the watchful eye of a flock of penguins, students in Antarctica are working hard to keep scientists updated on environmental conditions near the South Pole. A dozen students, whose Argentine parents work at a science observation site at the southern tip of the planet, attend the "Escuela N38" performing GLOBE protocols under the guidance of teacher Luis Alberto Brusasca.  >>