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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.  >>
04/08/2003
GLOBE Grows in Two of the World's Southern-most Countries
Teachers from six Latin American GLOBE countries and Spain came together under the GLOBE umbrella recently during two October training workshops in Chile and Argentina, which coincided with the Southern Hemisphere's springtime.  >>
04/02/2003
GLOBE at the World Space Congress
Thanks to the GLOBE program, some young scholars recently learned that studying science can really take them places. In October 2002, six students and two teachers from two GLOBE schools traveled to Houston, Texas, to participate in the World Space Congress (WSC), an event organizers describe as the largest scientific, technical and space exhibition of the decade.  >>
02/27/2003
Queens College Science Institute Shows the Great Potential of GLOBE
New York City may be known for skyscrapers and busy streets, but K-12 students and teachers are finding and creating GLOBE study sites all over the metro area. At an all-day Science Institute put on Jan. 9 by Queens College for the New York City Department of Education and the GLOBE-NY Metro Partnership, GLOBE teachers and students wowed teachers, science coordinators and educators from all over the New York metro area with descriptions of their GLOBE implementation ideas.  >>
01/16/2003
Students Collect Data, Plan Projects and Swing Over Rivers at Norway GLOBE Games
Students and teachers from seven countries "met and measured" for four days during the "GLOBE Learning Expedition" in Vang, Norway, Sept. 5 - 8. It was the largest GLOBE event of the year, with participants coming from Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, Poland and the Czech Republic.  >>
12/09/2002
GLOBE Argentina Video Conference: Pondering Earth and Space
GLOBE students and teachers linked up with scientists and astronauts from Argentina and the United States at a video conference in June entitled "El Espacio, La Ciencia, y el Medio Ambiente" (Space, Science and the Environment). Video and audio equipment joined four sites: Buenos Aires, San Luis and Santa Fe in Argentina, (which also hosted GLOBE students and teachers), and the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, USA. Officials from Argentina's space agency, Comision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE) joined officials from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in presenting topics from manned activities in space to the latest satellite projects.  >>
11/19/2002
Connecticut Students Find Diversity in the Metacomet Ridge
Students participating in the Metacomet Ridge Interdistrict Academy are learning about diversity - diversity not only of soils, land cover, geology and the weather, but also of people. The academy is a multi-school, multi-district effort in the Hartford, Connecticut area that brings urban and suburban/rural students of diverse racial, ethnic and economic status together in teams to study the Metacomet Ridge.  >>
09/20/2002
Middle East Hydrology Project Yields Waves of Data and Big Plans
More is known and more is being learned about the waters of Bahrain, Jordan and Lebanon, thanks to the efforts of GLOBE students who are conducting the Middle East Hydrology Project. Through the project, developed by the participating countries, secondary school students are using GLOBE hydrology protocols to compare seawater quality in waters of the Arabian Gulf, the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, and to determine the effects of pollutants such as sewage and industrial waste on sea water.  >>