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05/07/2012
NASA Astronaut Colonel William McArthur Jr. Visits Israeli GLOBE School
To honor Ramon and the 9th anniversary of the Columbia tragedy, NASA astronaut Col. William McArthur Jr. traveled to Israel to commemorate the country's first astronaut and to encourage Israeli youth to be involved in sciences and space research.  >>
04/25/2012
Second Geoscience Alliance National Conference Strengthens GLOBE Tribal Collaborations
GLOBE has a long history of Tribal College collaboration, initiated through activities with Stone Child, Diné-Shiprock, Little Big Horn, Salish Kootenai, Dull Knife, Blackfeet Community, Fort Peck, and Fort Belknap Colleges of Montana; Crownpoint Institute of Technology of New Mexico; Haskell Indian Nations University of Kansas; and White Earth Tribal & Community College of Minnesota.  >>
04/13/2012
Sound to Sea Program Educates Student Scientists through GLOBE Protocols
For thirteen years GLOBE Partner Sidney Post has worked closely with the Sound to Sea program in North Carolina to integrate GLOBE protocols into the program's backbone, leading to a wealth of information for students and researchers to use. His partnership, the Watershed Action Team, is responsible for recruiting GLOBE schools in the Hope Mills area of North Carolina, training GLOBE teachers, and mentoring GLOBE students in the Cape Fear River Basin.  >>
01/24/2012
Oklahoma Partner Obtains Grant to Reinforce GLOBE in the Classroom
GLOBE Partner and Trainer Dr. Cathy Lightsey was awarded the SET GO Grant by the Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (OK EPSCoR), creating opportunities for elementary and secondary science teachers in Oklahoma to receive training in GLOBE protocol implementation as well as obtain additional materials for their classrooms.  >>
10/24/2011
Illinois Partner Starts GLOBE Integration Early with Preservice Teachers
Dr. Park began conducting GLOBE workshops in both Illinois and Ohio in November of 2006 as an Associate Professor of Science and Geosciences Education in Curriculum and Instruction at Illinois State University (ISU).  >>
10/19/2011
Students View Climate Differently From the Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro
Mt. Kilimanjaro stands 5,895 meters or 19,341 feet above sea level. From this vantage point, the inquiring minds of GLOBE students went to work alongside dedicated educators and scientists who all gathered in Tanzania, Africa for the 3rd annual Kilimanjaro Xpedition––a climb up the largest freestanding mountain in the world.  >>
09/06/2011
University Students in Peru Assist NOAA Scientists in Land Cover Validation
The Climate and Land Cover (CLC) Project, a joint effort between The GLOBE Program and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to validate land cover classification and related climate models, is one of the Intensive Observing Periods (IOPs) within the GLOBE Student Climate Research Campaign.  >>
08/22/2011
GLOBE Students Practice Sun Photometer Use in Kiskunhalas, Hungary
On 26-28 May 2011, six Hungarian schools came together in Kiskunhalas, a city in southern Hungary located about 130km south of Budapest, to share research and discuss proper use of the sun photometer, an instrument used to collect data when performing the GLOBE Aerosols Protocol.  >>
08/12/2011
GLOBE Students in Connecticut Examine Quality of Local Water Sources
At Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, Connecticut, students have the opportunity to participate in a four-year science research program in conjunction with their regular science course load. Under the tutelage of Science Research Instructor, Ms. Deborah Day, who helped to pioneer the program and shape the current 9-12 grade curriculum, students spend up to four years learning the components of scientific research.  >>
07/15/2011
GLOBE Students Survey Hydrology Constituents in Northern Italy
For the last several years, the Friuli Region in north-east Italy has been actively utilizing GLOBE Hydrology Protocols for several monitoring activities along the Mincio and Po Rivers, and along other river tributaries in northern Italy.  >>