Stars and STEM Stories


Israel Holds Video Conference Event to Celebrate Earth Day 2007
On 19 April 2007, a pre-Earth Day video conference event took place in Tel Aviv, Israel. The goal of the event, according to Mr. Farid Hamdan, GLOBE Israel Country Coordinator, was to deepen the understanding of the GLOBE Program among Israeli elementary and secondary school teachers from all ethnic and religious backgrounds — Jewish, Arab, Druze, and Bedouin; to initiate Earth Day 2007 activities in Israel; and to strengthen national GLOBE implementation.  >>
Camp Tyler Earth Day 2007
GLOBE Partner Michael Odell, from the University of Texas at Tyler, led GLOBE activities in the Camp Tyler Earth Day 2007 Event in Tyler, Texas. Preservice students from the UT-Tyler teacher preparation program led children and parents through some of the GLOBE biometry protocols. Children learned how to make a simple clinometer and measured the heights of trees. Over 300 children and parents attended the event.  >>
GLOBE @ NSTA - St. Louis, MO 2007
GLOBE had a strong presence at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) annual conference 28 - 31 March 2007. Major activities included NSTA International Science Education Day, the GLOBE North America Regional Meeting, GLOBE representation in the NASA and UCAR Booths, the annual GLOBE Community Reception and many presentations by the GLOBE community.  >>
GLOBE India Implements Community-Based Water Monitoring Programme on the Yamuna River
Since the beginning of time, proximity to water has been essential to the birth, growth and spread of civilizations. Rivers, in particular, have spawned the growth of communities as sources of irrigation and channels of trade. Rivers often appear in the world's religious traditions for their mythic qualities, nourishing, cleansing, and sustaining life on their banks. In India, rivers are considered sacred.  >>
City Officials in Charleston, Arkansas Look to GLOBE Student Data to Alleviate the Impacts of Recent Water Shortages
In Charleston, Arkansas, there have been ongoing drought conditions for the past several years. Unfortunately, city planners did not have the data needed to address the drought situation. Gloria Eiland, a teacher at Charleston Elementary wrote, "As our city water supply fell to an all- time low, the community started asking questions that only the GLOBE students could answer."  >>
Mexico Hosts its First National Conference of GLOBE Teachers
The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) hosted the first national conference of GLOBE Teachers from November 15 to 17. The conference coincided with the 10th anniversary of the GLOBE program in Mexico and honored the work of Guadalupe Pardo as GLOBE Coordinator during the administration of President Fox (2000-2006).  >>
International Student Exchange Project Examines Implementation of GLOBE Protocol
The seed of an idea to initiate a transcontinental student exchange project to examine the role of GLOBE across a wide spectrum of schools in Europe and Africa was planted at the GLOBE Annual Conference in Prague in 2005. The aim was to provide opportunities for university students having longstanding experience with GLOBE to share their expertise with students in other countries and to learn about the issues and resources in the countries visited.  >>
Great Things are Happening in Texas!
There are now 41 GLOBE Partnerships in the state of Texas. Texas has a very unique science education organization called the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science Teaching (TRC) that provides sustained and high intensity professional development to K-12 teachers of science across the state. Housed at The University of Texas at Austin, this state office is also a GLOBE Partner and will serve as the Texas TRC GLOBE Coordination site.  >>
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Hosts GLOBE Field Campaign
In Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, on the grounds of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DEWA), students, teachers, scientists and park personnel gathered recently to evaluate land-cover and satellite images of the area for the purpose of verifying the accuracy of NASA's satellite maps. Accurate analysis of land-cover provides clues to the environmental effects of urban development in the area and this day-long field campaign focused on impacts to National Parks in the Upper Delaware Basin.  >>
What do GLOBE and the National Geographic Society have in common? Plenty!
Together, we share a mission to increase knowledge of the natural world, to support education and teaching, and to instill the compelling need to protect and conserve the diversity of life on this planet. That's why GLOBE is a proud member of My Wonderful World, a National Geographic-led campaign to increase geographic literacy in schools, at home, and in the community.  >>