Stars and STEM Stories


NSF and the Omar Dengo Foundation Bring WV Trainers and Costa Rican Teachers Together
Forty Costa Rican educators and four West Virginia Trainers participated in a four-day Introduction to GLOBE's Atmosphere, Hydrology, and GIS protocols near Cartago, Costa Rica, on 16-19 April 2008. The event was sponsored locally by the Omar Dengo Foundation (ODF) which coordinates GLOBE in Costa Rica and the Integrated Design for Geoscience Education (IDGE) program funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  >>
Earth Day Inspires Active Participation in GLOBE Communities Worldwide
On 22 April 2008, GLOBE students, teachers and community members around the world celebrated Earth Day. The first Earth Day was celebrated on 22 April 1970. Now, almost thirty years later, more than 500 million people living in 175 countries observe this day dedicated to galvanizing efforts to mobilize people, governments, and corporations to take responsibility for a clean and healthy environment.  >>
GLOBE at NSTA 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts
The National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA) has been hosting Conferences on Science Education since 1952 with an overarching goal to provide educators with the latest in science content, teaching strategies, and research to enhance and expand their professional growth. GLOBE once again had a strong presence at the annual NSTA Conference on Science Education on 27 – 30 March 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts.  >>
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.  >>
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."  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>