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04/13/2012
Sound to Sea Program Educates Student Scientists through GLOBE Protocols
For thirteen years GLOBE Partner Sidney Post has worked closely with the Sound to Sea program in North Carolina to integrate GLOBE protocols into the program's backbone, leading to a wealth of information for students and researchers to use. His partnership, the Watershed Action Team, is responsible for recruiting GLOBE schools in the Hope Mills area of North Carolina, training GLOBE teachers, and mentoring GLOBE students in the Cape Fear River Basin.  >>
04/05/2012
Uruguay Students Look for Life in the Miguelete Stream
Since Uruguay joined the GLOBE Program in 1995, students and teachers have been involved in intensive research projects that aim to improve understanding of the environment amongst themselves and their community. The Republic of India Primary School No. 85 is one of the most productive in Uruguay thanks to the work of dedicated GLOBE teacher Patricia Píriz. Since 2010 students in this school have been involved in a research project to verify the presence of aquatic macroinvertebrates in the Miguelete Stream, one of the most important water sources in Montevideo. The stream measures ​​22 kilometers in length and crosses the city from north to south. It was at one time a preferred site for locals to walk and relax, but has become so polluted in recent years that in 2003 it was categorized as a "dead water course" by "Geo-Uruguay Juvenil," the document on the state of the Environment in 2003. The same was reported by the "Primer Informe Ambiental Montevideo" (IMM) in 2001 when the only existence of an arthropod, an annelid, and a mollusk was reported in the Miguelete.  >>
03/30/2012
OPF Girls College in Pakistan Conducts Studies Built on GLOBE Curriculum
Students and their teachers at Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) Girls College conduct ongoing GLOBE activities in their Earth Science classes. The school is located in the urban center of Islamabad, and attending students range from four to 24 years in age. Islamabad is the 10th largest city in Pakistan, and currently houses over 1.7 million people.  >>
02/14/2012
Train the Trainer Workshop in Thailand Yields Bright Future for Asia Pacific Region
From 23-28 January 2012, GLOBE hosted a Lower Mekong Initiative Train-the-Trainer workshop at Mae Fah Luang University in Chiang Rai, Thailand.  >>
01/31/2012
GLOBE Representative from Saudi Arabia Visits Washington Classroom
On 28 October 2011, Saudi Arabia GLOBE Implementation Supervisor Mr. Rafat Jambi traveled the West Coast with the intention of visiting GLOBE classrooms.  >>
01/24/2012
Oklahoma Partner Obtains Grant to Reinforce GLOBE in the Classroom
GLOBE Partner and Trainer Dr. Cathy Lightsey was awarded the SET GO Grant by the Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (OK EPSCoR), creating opportunities for elementary and secondary science teachers in Oklahoma to receive training in GLOBE protocol implementation as well as obtain additional materials for their classrooms.  >>
12/23/2011
GLOBE Students in Bahrain Learn the Importance of Land Cover Research
Over 170 students and teachers in the Kingdom of Bahrain attended a series of GLOBE training workshops in October 2011 focused on Atmosphere, Land Cover and data entry to promote active participation in GLOBE's Intensive Observing Periods (IOPs).  >>
12/15/2011
GLOBE Students Share their Research at Annual SATELLITES Conference
Conference students from K-12 schools and universities from multiples states present projects that they developed using their own inquiry-based research utilizing geospatial technologies.  >>
11/28/2011
Teachers Gear Up for Tree Ring Project in Europe and Eurasia Region
The Tree Ring Project is a two-year study that uses tree rings in order to determine an environment's climate in any given year.  >>
11/18/2011
Oman Workshop Amplifies Near East and North Africa Regional Growth
The first training workshop in Oman took place from 8-12 October 2011 in the city of Muscat.  >>