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04/01/2011
GLOBE Research in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Expands
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia became the 99th GLOBE Country on 30 September 2002 when former Saudi Minister of Education, Dr. Mohammad A. AL Rasheed, and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Patricia de Stacy Harrison, signed the official GLOBE bilateral agreement in Washington D.C.  >>
03/23/2011
GLOBE at NSTA 2011 in San Francisco, California
Six years ago, GLOBE Canadian and U.S. Partners began their tradition of scheduling the Annual GLOBE North America Partner Meeting in tandem with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conferences.  >>
03/18/2011
Students in Japan Share GLOBE Experiences with Local Scientists
The 6th GLOBE Japan Student Conference was held from 17-19 December 2010 at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo. A total of 20 GLOBE schools took part in this event that allowed students to exchange ideas and share their experiences with GLOBE activities. Nineteen of the 20 participating schools were supported by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science, and Technology (MEXT). During the opening ceremony, participants received greetings from Mr. Mitsuhisa Hioki, MEXT School Inspector; Ms.Yasuko Muramatsu, Tokyo Gakugei University President; and Dr. Shuji Yamashita, GLOBE Japan Country Coordinator.  >>
03/15/2011
GLOBE Israel Utilizes Resources to Connect Culture to the Environment
GLOBE is implemented in more than 97 schools in Israel, where some students have developed collaborations with other Israeli schools and abroad. The GLOBE Teachers in all four of these sectors use methodological guides to implement GLOBE Protocols, which target problem-based learning applications such as how to protect nature against regular human activity.  >>
03/08/2011
GLOBE on the Border: Student Achievements in El Paso, Texas, and Sunland Park, New Mexico
Approximately 350 million people cross the U.S./Mexico border each year, making the stretch of land between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico the most frequently crossed international border in the world. GLOBE schools have monitored this area for many years, producing amazing research reports and sharing their results with community members on both sides of the border. Two of the most active border cities, El Paso, Texas, located on the banks of the Rio Grande River across the U.S./Mexico border from Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, have long operated as a solitary community, with residents shuttling back and forth for both work and leisure.  >>
02/28/2011
AMSTI-GLOBE Promotes GLOBE Days and Science on a Sphere at ASTA Conference
AMSTI-GLOBE a Partnership between the GLOBE Program and the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI), was busy last year with a host of events. On 12-13 October, fifth through eighth grade Stevenson Middle School students spent two days exploring Earth and environmental science activities during GLOBE Days in Stevenson, Alabama. GLOBE was integrated through Hydrology, Land Cover, and a number of GPS activities including geocaching, races, and mapping games.  >>
02/23/2011
Water, Hub of GLOBE Activities in Costa Rica
Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, is implementing the GLOBE Program as part of the Educational Information Technology Program MED-FOD, a national project initiated in 1988 through a joint effort between the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) and the Omar Dengo Foundation (Fundación Omar Dengo - FOD), a private non-profit organization that has served as the country coordinating office since Costa Rica joined the GLOBE Program on Earth Day, 23 April 1996.  >>
02/21/2011
Bahrain Sixth Annual GLOBE Green Walk Explores Biodiversity in Al Areen Park
The 6th annual GLOBE Green Walk was held on 30 December 2010 at Al Areen Wildlife Reserve and Park in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Al Areen was established in 1975 and is home to over 100,000 plants and trees, and more than 500 animals including the Arabian oryx, which is virtually extinct in the wild.  >>
02/15/2011
GLOBE Teachers along the Rocky Mountain Front Range Strengthen Local Teacher Network at Workshop in Boulder, Colorado, USA
On 4-5 February, eleven teachers from the Rocky Mountain Front Range convened for a 2-day Colorado Teacher Workshop at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, USA.  >>
02/01/2011
GLOBE Argentina Inspires the Next Generation of Scientists from Junin de los Andes
For more than 15 years, GLOBE in Argentina has inspired scientists, students, and teachers by their extended research agendas seeking to gain a better understanding of the environment in order to prepare Argentinean students to face the challenges of the twenty-first century.  >>