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THE GLOBE PROGRAM AT OUR SCHOOL AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

Organization:
Student(s):Filip Švácha, Martina Váňová
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
GLOBE Teacher:
Contributors:Pavla Paclíková, Petr Filip, Jiří Svoboda
Date Submitted: 09/22/2014

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Students of our school have been participating on the GLOBE program for 18 years. This project focuses on possible applications of the GLOBE program after data are sent to the GLOBE database, particularly with respect to the inhabitants of our town and students of our school. General public can find summaries of our data on-line in the town chronicle and in books dedicated to our region. To draw local people's attention to global climate change we compared our data with trends described by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, gathered photos of recent extreme weather conditions in our region and prepared presentations. At our school, the GLOBE program is realised through after-school activities of several students supervised by one teacher. They observe the environment and work on various projects such as monitoring of local springs and revitalisation of a well in the town's park. Other students are informed about the program mainly through notice boards, school website and school magazine. We suggest that lesson plans should be created or adopted to the school curriculum to implement the GLOBE program in regular classes. We believe that our project might be a good inspiration for our colleagues joined in the GLOBE program.