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01/31/2005
Hudsonville High School and King Elementary Unite to Learn about the Environment
This fall, a class of eighteen fifth-graders from Muskegon Heights, MI, teamed with a group of fifteen high school students from Hudsonville, MI, in a collaborative effort to collect water and air quality data. The link between these two schools was an interest in the environment through GLOBE - a global network of teachers, students and scientists dedicated to gathering and understanding accurate environmental data.  >>
01/25/2005
7th Annual Czech GLOBE Games in Brumov - Bylnice
TEREZA, the GLOBE Country Coordinating body in the Czech Republic, organized the 7th Annual GLOBE Games in cooperation with GLOBE school Brumov-Bylnice Elementary School in the White Carpathians protected landscape area. Participants had the opportunity to arrive a day early and spend the day on an excursion in the beautiful countryside.  >>
01/06/2005
The Second GLOBE Learning Expedition in Latvia
Students and teachers from five Latvian GLOBE schools participated in the Second GLOBE in Latvia Learning Expedition, in August 2004. Collecting environmental data was only a portion of the activities; students also had the opportunity to work with local scientists, learn about their natural history, and, of course, have fun! School teams also took turns writing up journal entries of the day's activities - a great way to include language arts into GLOBE activities! Below are the journal entries of 5 teams of student scientists while on their expedition.  >>
12/22/2004
Bahrain TTT Workshop
During December 4-12, over 70 individuals from 6 countries attended a GLOBE Train-the-Trainer Workshop in Muharraq, Kingdom of Bahrain. The Bahrain Ministry of Education graciously hosted the workshop with the support of the U.S. Embassy. Mrs. Zakeya Ali Ahmed, Bahrain Country Coordinator, along with a team of GLOBE student volunteers, organized the workshop and made sure that the workshop was a success.  >>
11/15/2004
GLOBE Visits Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and Ethiopia
Between August 23 and September 9, Dr. Rebecca Boger, GLOBE Deputy Director for International/U.S. Partnerships and Outreach and International Project Scientist, visited four countries in East Africa - Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and Ethiopia. In each of these countries, Dr. Boger met with numerous representatives of the National Ministries of Education and Environment, United States Embassies, universities, National Meteorological Services, and non-governmental organizations.  >>
10/25/2004
"With a little help from its friends" GLOBE shines in Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina
The popular song "A little help from my friends" by the Beatles describes how important our friends are to us, and it nicely captures GLOBE's philosophy of exploring new frontiers hand-in-hand with a hugely diverse group of partners.  >>
09/21/2004
GLOBE Teacher Training Workshop - Sinegorye, Kazakhstan
GLOBE Kazakhstan, the U.S. Peace Corps, ExxonMobil, and the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan were pleased to host a GLOBE teacher training workshop in the Almatinskii National Park outside of Almaty, Kazakhstan. The workshop was held from July 18 -22, and differed from many workshop formats in that the organizing committee was successful in raising funds to fully support the costs of the workshop including travel, room and board, and an intermediate GLOBE kit for all teachers. In addition, U.S. Peace Corps volunteers were paired with one or two teachers from their villages.  >>
09/21/2004
GLOBE and UNESCO Join to Support TTT in Lake Baikal World Heritage Site in Russia
From July 5 -13, GLOBE and UNESCO jointly sponsored a Train-the-Trainer workshop on the shores of Lake Baikal, Russia. The workshop was located in the village of Goryachinsk, about 4 hours from the Buryat capital of Ulan Ude on the eastern side of Lake Baikal. Participants arrived from both the eastern and western sides of the lake, and even included the Country Coordinator for Liechtenstein (Europe) and three South Korean teachers, who made the long journey to this beautiful, yet remote, site.  >>
09/02/2004
GLOBE Students in Saudi Arabia view the Transit of Venus
Collecting Earth science data is only part of what GLOBE teacher Rafat Jambi and his students do together at Hamzah High School, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. On June 8th, 2004 they observed the transit of Venus. It began at 5:22 UT (or 8:22 AM. local time). "By using the eclipser provided by King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology it was very clear to see it as a dot passing through the sun," said Rafat Jambi.  >>
08/25/2004
Eagle Scout Project Leads to Construction of 11 GLOBE Instrument Shelters, Ft. Collins, CO, USA
Eagle Scout candidate Greg Colton with Troop 83 from Ft. Collins, Colorado, led the construction effort of building 11 GLOBE instrument shelters which will be donated to local GLOBE schools. Boy Scouts from several Fort Collins troops teamed up on August 21, 2004, at Colorado State University's Atmospheric Science Building on the university's Foothills Campus, to participate in this activity.  >>