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12/21/1999
Phoenix Magnet Elementary School, Alexandria, LA, United States
A group of fourth-grade students from Louisiana are faithfully reporting their measurements and observations to the GLOBE Study Data Archive, but they aren't stopping there. GLOBE students at Phoenix Magnet School in Alexandria are taking their findings to City Hall and even to the Louisiana State Legislature.  >>
12/09/1999
Indialantic Elementary School, Indialantic, FL, United States
A GLOBE school in Florida is proving that elementary students can play a critical role in providing data for both local and national scientific purposes. Data from Indialantic Elementary are being used by a local television meteorologists and by scientists at the National Climatic Data Center in North Carolina.  >>
11/19/1999
New Miami Jr./Sr. High School, Hamilton, OH, United States
After five years of participation in GLOBE, students at New Miami Junior/Senior High are significantly contributing to scientific research and improving their test scores at the same time! School officials report that nearly three-quarters of the students who participated in GLOBE either in seventh or eighth grade passed the Ohio science proficiency exam.  >>
11/08/1999
Lise-Meitner Gesamtschule Koeln-Porz, Koeln, Germany
GLOBE students in Germany demonstrated their impressive understanding of global climate issues during the recent visit of a U.S. diplomat to their school. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs David Sandalow visited the Lise-Meitner-Gesamtschule in Koeln as part of his trip to Germany for discussions with world leaders on environmental issues.  >>
11/05/1999
Fairview Elementary School, Sylva, NC, United States
Students at Fairview Elementary School have proven themselves to be such professional young scientists, they are being recruited to teach teachers! The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a GLOBE Franchise responsible for training many teachers statewide, has enlisted these talen ted youngsters to lead demonstrations as a regular part of their GLOBE Teacher Training Workshops.  >>
10/08/1999
Stoneville Elementary School, Stoneville, NC, United States
In Stoneville, NC, there are a couple of teachers who are not only dedicated to GLOBE, but to each other as well. Bill and Joanne Knight are husband and wife teachers at Stoneville Elementary. Stoneville is a year-round school, so students have lots of opportunities to gather and report data, which has resulted in their being one of the highest data-reporting GLOBE schools!  >>
09/21/1999
GLOBE in Montana
In an exciting new project, GLOBE schools in Montana are partnering with the regional offices of the U.S. Forest Service in an effort to increase understanding of the role and risks of fire in ecosystems. This fall, students will field test a special measurement protocol that will help scientists and land managers predict fire behavior.  >>
09/19/1999
Fair Haven Grade School, Fair Haven, VT, United States
Had early American explorers known how to conduct GLOBE protocols, their expeditions may have yielded the wealth of information collected this summer by students from Fair Haven Grade School in Vermont. Eleven fifth and sixth grade students and four GLOBE teachers from Fair Haven spent five days kayaking on the Castleton River in an effort to survey the health and welfare of the ecosystem.  >>
09/13/1999
Malgomajskolan, Vilhelmina, Sweden
In the northern region of Sweden, GLOBE students are participating in a special study that will help scientists track the growing season at high latitudes. Students at Malgomajskolan in the city of Vilhelmina are monitoring a special lilac they planted last spring as part of a study being conducted by Professor Mark Schwartz from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a world expert in plant phenology.  >>
08/25/1999
East Lincoln High School, Denver, NC, United States
The local newspaper in Denver, NC, took front-page notice that students at East Lincoln High have been asked by scientists to test new measurement instruments for potential use in the GLOBE Program.  >>