Mid-February 2014 News Brief
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Krisanadej Jaroensutasinee, Master Trainer from GLOBE Thailand, kicks off the GLOBE-CloudSat STEM Teacher Training Workshop, February 2014. GLOBE and CloudSat engage students in monitoring clouds as they influence Earth's weather and climate and transport water in the atmosphere from one region of the globe to another. Clouds also have a large impact on Earth's radiation budget. To learn more about CloudSat and other NASA missions that offer opportunities with GLOBE schools, visit the Satellite Partnerships webpage.
GLOBE Teachers, Trainers and Master Trainers
Have you Filled Out the GLOBE Sponsor Questionnaire?
GLOBE's sponsors, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), are gearing up for a major undertaking to transform the GLOBE Teacher's Guide. Read the letter from Jill Karsten (NSF) and Ming-Ying Wei (NASA), which explains how your completion of the questionnaire will help make the project a success. The letter and the questionnaire can be found here. The questionnaire needs to be completed in one sitting; you cannot save and return to it at a later time. Those who complete the questionnaire by 28 February have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate.
Satellite Partnerships in 2014
2014 will be an exciting year for NASA Missions and GLOBE. Visit our Satellite Partnerships webpage to find opportunities to take part in GLOBE Campaigns related to NASA Missions. We currently have exciting new developments to report concerning two of the missions. Read more here›
Be a Part of GLOBE's Earth Day Celebration
Students and GLOBE Alumni: The GLOBE Program Office invites GLOBE students and alumni to send us stories about how they have been influenced by GLOBE experiences to further their education, careers, and Earth stewardship activities. Top submissions will be used in a video for our Earth Day 2014 celebration and shared on the GLOBE Facebook page. We have prepared a list of guiding questions to help students and aumni present their stories. Click here for more information.
The GLOBE Program Office continues to gather stories of teachers who have been influenced by their GLOBE experiences to pursue further education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We want to hear from you! Exceptional stories from teachers will also be showcased on the GLOBE website for our Earth Day celebration. Click here for details about how to submit your STEM stories.
Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate Earth Day with GLOBE!
Newest GLOBE Star
Twenty pre-service teachers preparing for careers in primary and secondary schools as well as biology and geography teachers from high schools throughout Uruguay, came together for a teacher training in Montevideo on 5-6 November 2013. Read more and view wonderful photos of the event here.
Contribute Your Star
Do you have a Star to share? We want to shine a spotlight on your event or achievement and you'll soon see your Star posted here, too. View instructions for submitting a Star on the GLOBE Stars page.
Happy Valentine's Day!
....from all your friends at the GLOBE Program Office....
Awards for Educators
The application period for the 2014 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators in the U.S. is now open. Applications are due by 28 February 2014. Read more here.
Upcoming Regional Meetings
Asia and Pacific
New Delhi, India
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, GLOBE Partner from The University of Toledo, Ohio, USA Department of Geography and Planning, will present his annual Satellites Conference on 10 April 2014 in Perrysville, Ohio.
Students in elementary, middle, high school and college will present their research posters. For more information, go to Dr. C's Satellites webpage, under Conference Info.
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