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02/28/2008
Former GLOBE Student Now a GLOBE Teacher in Croatia
For one new GLOBE teacher attending the recent European Regional Train the Trainer Workshop, Martina Pulic, this was not her first experience with GLOBE. Martina attended high school (Gimnazija I Strukovna Skola Jurja Dobrile) in Pazin, Croatia, where her biology teacher introduced her to GLOBE protocols. After high school she was accepted to the Faculty of Science at Zagreb University and graduated in 2007 with a degree in biology. In September 2007, she returned to her high school, this time as a biology teacher, and her principal recommended her to be the GLOBE school coordinator.  >>
02/12/2008
GLOBE Germany 2007 School of the Year
Gymnasium Schloß Neuhaus in Paderborn was awarded the prize as GLOBE Germany School of 2007. This honor was bestowed on students and headmaster of the school on 17 November in Bad Hersfeld during the yearly GLOBE Conference. The Award was presented by Professor Seybold, who founded the first GLOBE groups in Germany and started the first evaluation for GLOBE.  >>
02/07/2008
NSTA Conference in Denver Unites GLOBE Partners, Trainers, Teachers and Scientists in the Region
The 2007 Western Regional National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference in Denver, Colorado, 8 - 10 November 2007, was well attended by the GLOBE community. The GLOBE Program Office booth was visited by an estimated 600 to 800 teachers each day. GLOBE Program Office (GPO) staff, including all members of the GLOBE Help Desk and Colorado GLOBE Partner Ms. Deanna TeBockhorst were on hand to share information about GLOBE.  >>
01/24/2008
GLOBE Students from Alaska and Washington DC Share Environmental Concerns
The science department of the Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington D.C. welcomed nine middle school students and their teachers from Anvil City Science Academy (ACSA) in Nome, Alaska on 3 May 2007. The ACSA students are involved in the GLOBE Program and GLOBE phenology studies, as are many MSSD Earth System Science (ESS) students. Students from both schools met to exchange cultural and environmental information about their two localities.  >>
01/23/2008
GLOBE Europe Regional Train-the-Trainer Workshop
A European Regional Train-the-Trainer Workshop was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from 2 –7 November 2007. The event engaged a broad international reach, with 12 Trainers and 43 participants coming from 24 countries: Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Republic of Macedonia, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States.  >>
01/09/2008
Nigeria's Ondo State Hosts Third GLOBE Workshop
The third GLOBE workshop in Nigeria took place on 17-20 December 2007 at the Sunshine State e-Technology Center in Akure, Ondo State. This training was the second in a series of professional development events convened to certify at least two GLOBE teachers at each of Ondo State's 250 secondary schools and provide them with a complete set of equipment to measure GPS, atmosphere, soil, hydrology and land cover protocols in support of the regions student research activities. The Governor of Ondo State, His Excellency Dr. Olusegun Agagu, has sponsored this long-term initiative which includes a sustained professional development program for teachers.  >>
01/09/2008
Sri Lankan GLOBE Club Develops Tools for Outreach and Collaboration
The official Web site of the GLOBE Club of Maliyadeva College in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka, was ceremoniously launched 5 December 2007 by Mr. R.M.M. Rathnayake, the Principal of the College. With guidance from the Ministry of Education and other GLOBE Clubs in Sri Lanka, the Maliyadeva GLOBE Club is the first to launch a Web site dedicated to furthering information about GLOBE activities in Sri Lanka.  >>
01/02/2008
GLOBE Alumni Host Join the Nature in Czech Republic
The Czech GLOBE Veterans (CGV) is an organization of GLOBE Alumni who aim to remain connected to the GLOBE Program beyond their primary and secondary school years. In the three years since they have joined together, the CGV have engaged in various projects to use the knowledge they acquired during their years with the GLOBE program in order to increase public awareness of environmental issues. Their Join the Nature project, taking place in the summer of 2008, presents a wonderful opportunity for 13-14 year old GLOBE students to experience GLOBE protocol training along with exposure to other students of different countries, with cultural activities, games and learning activities to make the week both educational and fun!  >>
12/20/2007
Cameroon Students Research Effects of Climate on Local Agriculture
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has reported that "Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change and climate variability" and warns that higher temperatures caused by climate change will depress crop yields there, and in many parts of the world, over the coming decades. In Cameroon, GLOBE Alumni Network member Tamsu Fogue Marcelin and GLOBE students of the Lycee Technique Industriel and Commercial of Bafoussam are investigating this issue, focusing on the corn crop of the West province of the country.  >>
12/13/2007
GLOBE Students in Uruguay Apply GLOBE Data to Cloud Research
A group of 9 and 10 year old students from Republic of India Primary School No. 85 in Montevideo, Uruguay, have established a local science club known as "Cazanubes" or "Cloudchasers." They are carrying out cloud research activities from their school site, applying GLOBE protocols to observe cloud type and cover. The students are continuing the research started by their schoolmates in 2006, by analyzing and comparing data collected over the past two years.  >>