GLOBE Expands to Schools and Regions Throughout Peru
Peru is striving to include more schools and regions in the GLOBE program.
Multiple trainings were held in southern Peru in the month of October 2013 in the Region of Moquegua, at schools in Omate, Moquegua, and Ilo. The trainings focused on the use of GLOBE Atmosphere protocols with an emphasis on climate, using weather stations and equipment such as maximum / minimum thermometers provided by the Ministry of Environment. Teachers, students and municipal representatives participated in the hands-on training.
"Students are learning skills that enable them to investigate their world and grow into more responsible and environmentally conscious citizens. By learning to observe and collect data to compare changes over time, students begin to appreciate our environment and understand consequences. Once the lid is opened to this knowledge base, the world may be studied, better understood and cared for," said Peace Crop volunteer Ramona DeGeorgio-Venegas. "More and better-trained student scientific investigations and data collection will provide us with a more responsible and aware citizen base for our future; as well as data for scientific study and comparisons of weather phenomena and change."
Atmosphere and Hydrology trainings also took place in Puno, near Lake Titicaca, on 22-24 October. Lake Titicaca is a UNESCO World Heritage Center having environmental concerns and challenges. By learning to monitor and collect data to compare changes over time, students and area citizens will better appreciate their environment and understand the consequences of their actions. Using data collected by students and citizen scientists, changes may be made to improve the water quality and protect its associated habitat and natural resources. These changes will assure a continued sustainable future for the lake, its communities and wildlife.
On the shores of Lake Titicaca
Scientific investigations and data collection will provide students of Peru with information, becoming more aware and responsible for care of their environment in the process. The students of Peru are the future stewards and scientists who will help keep Lake Titicaca alive.
Trainings also took place in Omate, Peru
Curriculum: Education Research GLOBE Science Topics: Climate Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Hydrology News Topics: Training Primary Audience: Students Teachers