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05/13/2008
GLOBE Students and Teachers from Seven Countries Attend
GLOBE students from around the world took part in SciFest 2008 Finland from 16-19 April, in the city of Joensuu. SciFest Finland is an annual festival of science, environment and technology aimed at middle and high school students. It features hands-on activities, popular lectures, games, workshops, robotics competitions and interactive exhibitions as well as workshops for teachers.  >>
05/12/2008
GLOBE at Night 2008 Observed Around the World
Thousands of GLOBE Students participated in GLOBE at Night 2008 for two weeks between 25 February and 8 March. In an interview with NPR (National Public Radio), Dr. Edward Geary, Director of the GLOBE Program, said that the GLOBE at Night Program is intended "to raise awareness about light pollution and also to have citizens around the world contribute to the understanding of light pollution in different parts of the world."  >>
05/01/2008
GLOBE School in Niger Plants 1,000 Trees on Global Youth Service Day
École Diori 1, a GLOBE school in Niamey, Niger, was awarded a Disney Minnie Grant to lead a community service campaign on Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrated this year on 25-27 April 2008. GYSD is a worldwide celebration of young volunteers, whose energy and enthusiasm significantly impacts the communities in which they live. The three-day long event involves millions of young people across the world, with the help of mentors, parents, and teachers. Young volunteers address important community needs through service and service-learning projects addressing climate change, literacy, poverty, human rights, and many other issues.  >>
04/22/2008
The 'Satellite Girls' from Akron, Ohio
Students from Roswell Kent Middle School in Akron, Ohio have been getting a lot of attention since being selected as one of 5 winning U.S. teams to present their research at the GLOBE Learning Expedition (GLE) in Cape Town, South Africa, this coming June.  >>
04/15/2008
Green Down of a Tree in Iowa
At the MFL Mar-Mac Elementary School in Monona, Iowa, USA, Crystal Thurn's 3rd grade class spent three months last year studying seasonal change by doing a research project that took them outside their classroom on beautiful crisp days last Autumn. The project required that the students closely observe one maple tree in the schoolyard to see what factors might affect the tree as it changed color and dropped its leaves.  >>
04/14/2008
Countries in Near East and North Africa Finalize Regional Consortium
The Seventh Near East and North Africa Regional Meeting took place 22-23 February 2008 at the Supreme Education Council, in Doha, Qatar, following a week-long Master Training event (15-21 February 2008). Participating in this important meeting of Country Coordinators were representatives from seven countries in the Near East and North Africa: Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.  >>
04/14/2008
Near East and North Africa International Training Workshop in Doha, Qatar
A Near East and North Africa International Training event took place on 15-21 February 2008 in the city of Doha, Qatar. Participating in this important event were GLOBE training leaders from seven countries from the Near East and North Africa Region: Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The main objective of this professional development event was to strengthen the existing Master Trainer Corps for the region by providing a venue to bring regional training leaders together and to provide an opportunity for new trainers identified by the region to join the region's Master Trainer Team. The training venue also provided Qatari teachers and students an opportunity to learn about and practice proper protocol procedures and educational applications of GLOBE, including inquiry-based research activities for primary and secondary students.  >>
04/14/2008
The 7th Annual Regional Meeting and International Training Workshop in Doha, Qatar
The Near East and North Africa Regional Meeting and International Training event took place on 17-23 February 2008, in the city of Doha, Qatar. Participating in this important event were representatives from seven countries in the Near East and North Africa—Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.  >>
03/21/2008
GLOBE Students in France and the U.S. Expand Collaborative Activities
The ongoing relationship between GLOBE teachers Kathy Rome, from Bison, Kansas, USA, and Mehdi Rajade and Virginie Godechoul, GLOBE teachers from Andernos-Les-Bains, France, has continued to flourish. After initially meeting via a Web conference May 2007, they finally met face-to-face at the AIM/CloudSat satellite workshop that took place in Alaska in June 2007. Also in attendance at the workshop were GLOBE U.S. Partners Dr. Paul Adams, a Kansas Fort Hays State University professor and CALIPSO educational outreach instructor, Dr. Dianne Robinson, atmospheric science professor at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, and Yves Darbarie, GLOBE teacher from Bordeaux, France  >>
03/11/2008
GLOBE Across the Curriculum in Chile!
In order to assist in Chile's implementation of the GLOBE Program, GLOBE Chile has aligned the GLOBE Program with national education standards to help teachers incorporate GLOBE into several areas of study. The current Chilean educational policy continuously considers environmental education and management as a cross-curricular objective for Chilean education (Decreto Supremo de Educación Nº 220 de Chile).  >>