GLOBE STARS

Stars and STEM Stories

Asset-Herausgeber


10/16/2006
Enhancing GLOBE through Partnerships
We all have experienced a few outstanding teachers who made a difference in our lives, teachers who were able to motivate us to do our best, and to instill a love of learning that continued beyond the classroom. Good teachers engage students through passion for the subject, creativity in the classroom and constant encouragement. They use a wide variety of methods, experiences, assignments and materials to be sure that their students are achieving cognitive objectives. In many schools, it is GLOBE activities that provide teachers with the scientific tools they need to teach students about the environment in which they live, but the GLOBE classroom becomes most dynamic when the teaching of science enhances the development of a diversity of skills.  >>

10/14/2006
Environmental Educator Advocates Experiential Learning
U.S. GLOBE Partner, Mr. Henry Ortiz of the Los Angeles Unified School District in California, led a series of lectures and informal discussions on ways to prepare environmental education curricula and to increase the efficacy of science teaching. The lectures were sponsored by the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai, India and took place between 6 - 11 August 2006. Over 250 faculty members, administrators, NGO representatives and students from Pune and Mumbai attended the lecture series.  >>

09/20/2006
GLOBE Master Trainer Receives Prestigious Science Award
The GLOBE Program is pleased to recognize Dr. Mullica Jaroensutasinee, recipient of the 2005 TWAS (The Academy of Science for the Developing World) Young Scientist Award in the field of Biology, presented by the National Research Council of Thailand. Dr. Jaroensutasinee is an Assistant Professor at Walailak University, Thailand, in the Institute of Science. A distinguished research scientist committed to sharing her expertise with young people in the classroom, Dr. Jaroensutasinee is also a GLOBE Master Trainer for Hydrology!  >>

08/28/2006
Partnering for Success: New Zealand's Implementation Strategies
Kathryn Hicks and Aaron Fleming of the Royal Society of New Zealand recently assumed management of the New Zealand GLOBE Program. Since the beginning of April of 2006, they have been busy bringing New Zealand up to speed with GLOBE and are very excited about their new approach to the delivery of GLOBE in New Zealand.  >>

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."  >>

01/31/2006
The GLOBE Campaign and GLOBE Day, Maliyadewa College, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
The GLOBE Program in Sri Lanka organized a National GLOBE Campaign and GLOBE Day on 20-21 October 2005, at Maliyadewa College, Kurunegala. The event was a residential program including more than 275 students representing 32 schools and 60 teachers. The GLOBE Campaign and GLOBE Day were organized to increase awareness of the GLOBE Program among school children as a measure to expand student participation in GLOBE activities. These GLOBE activities were designed to share the experience gained by senior GLOBE students with newly enrolled students to the GLOBE program in the schools.  >>