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08/06/2004
Queens College/GLOBE NY Metro Partnership: Corporate Funding & Collaboration Key to a Metropolitan Scale
Queens College's Dr. Alan Ludman and New York's Con Edison are true "GLOBE Stars" at the center of GLOBE NY's Metro Partnership. Queens College is the GLOBE Partner for southern New York State, responsible for introducing and supporting GLOBE in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, and southern Westchester counties.  >>
07/22/2004
A Shining Star in Mexico
Mexican school teachers and scientists from Arizona, USA, met in the Sonora Desert in Mexico, at the Universidad de la Sierra (U. Sierra) Workshop in which the Spring Soil Moisture Campaign (SMC) was showcased. The goal of the SMC data collection effort is for teachers and students to collect near-surface soil moisture data twice annually within two nine-day field campaigns that are tied to Earth Science Week (Oct. 9-17, 2004) and the week surrounding Earth Day (Apr. 22-30, 2005).  >>
06/04/2004
GLOBE ONE Students Take Action!
When the fifth grade Kittrell Elementary School students went to the weather box to record their data one Monday morning in April, they found the weather box had been damaged and their new digital thermometer had been stolen. They were very upset, because they had been faithfully recording their data all winter. Now, just as they were planning to compare bud burst with temperatures, they had lost an important piece of equipment.  >>
04/20/2004
GLOBE Arctic POPs Project Moves Forward
Since 2001, 15 GLOBE schools in Canada, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and United States have been working on a joint research project to better understand the distribution of Persistent Organic Pollutants, commonly called POPs, in the Arctic region. Teachers and students at these schools have been working closely with two scientists, Eldbjorg Heimstad and Geir Endregard, at the NILU Polar Environmental Centre in Tromso, Norway.  >>
03/05/2004
Superior Elementary School Shares GLOBE with Sister School in Nepal
On March 19, a team of teachers and students from Superior Elementary School in Superior, Colorado will embark on a two-week journey to Nepal to visit their sister school, Surya Boarding School in the town of Khandbari. For nearly four years, the two schools have been in close contact, sharing thoughts, ideas, and native customs in a celebration of cultural diversity.  >>
03/03/2004
IES "Marques de Suanzes", Madrid
The students and the teaching staff of Marqués de Suanzes centre for Secondary Education, Madrid (Spain), have been awarded first prize in the 17th round of grants awards by "El Corte Inglés" (the largest company in the field of distribution in Spain-Europe). The grants have been awarded to facilitate investigative studies with the title theme of "Investigate and Explain your Environment".  >>
01/21/2004
GLOBE Students and Teachers Team Up with GLOBE Scientist to Present Paper at International Conference
Students and teachers from the Edmund Burke School in Washington, D.C. and the Realschule Cuxhaven in Cuxhaven, Germany, partnered with GLOBE Principal Investigator David Brooks over the past year on a research project to compare space-based data with ground-based data to assess the performance of aerosol retrievals. On October 3, they presented the results of their research at the International Astronautical Conference in Bremen, Germany, to space officials from around the world, including Dr. Adena Loston, the NASA Associate Administrator for Education, who spoke about NASA's new Education initiatives at an Education Plenary at the IAC.  >>
11/07/2003
Cyclists Promote Science Education and GLOBE during Bike Trip Through the Western Coast of the Americas
Two GLOBE trainers have undertaken a bike trip from El Paso, Texas to the southern tip of Latin America at Patagonia. Their goal is to help promote science education and an appreciation of the environment. Karen Engelke from El Paso and Daniel Gomez from Juarez, Mexico are part of the La Cruzada Ciclista por un Mundo Mejor (CCMM), or Cyclists Crusade for a Better World, Team. Along their route they will be stopping at schools and training selected GLOBE protocols.  >>
09/16/2003
GLOBE Canada Tapped to Further Youth Science Skills
GLOBE Canada, through a proposal by the Yukon Teachers Association, has been awarded a three-year $45,000 grant by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)'s Promoscience competition.  >>
05/07/2003
Croatian Students Celebrate International Water Day with Hard Work
Croatian GLOBE schools celebrated International Water Day March 22 by raising public awareness of the importance of water protection through hydrology measurements. One project, designed by students from Srednja skola Prelog was hailed by local water authorities and the news media as a great success worth repeating every year.  >>