Mid-January 2014 News Brief
Student Research Presentations in Cape Town, South Africa
The photos above were taken at the 2008 GLOBE Learning Expedition (GLE). We encourage you to begin planning for the GLOBE Learning Expedition (GLE) in New Delhi, India in August 2014. This is your chance to take part in our largest worldwide GLOBE gathering and the opportunity presents itself only once every few years. Read more about the GLE in India here.
GLOBE Learning Expedition (GLE) Organizing Committee
The Organizing Committee for the 2014 GLOBE Learning Exhibition (GLE) has been selected, with representatives from all GLOBE regions. Committee members will begin meeting regularly to develop many aspects of this event including the theme of the 2014 GLE and the research presentation strands. Many thanks in advance to the members of the committee, whose work in the coming months is sure to result in an exciting event for the entire GLOBE Community.
Upcoming 2014 Regional Meetings
New Data Entry System Coming to the GLOBE Website
In early February 2014, a new Data Entry System will be coming to the GLOBE website. The new system contains an updated look and feel and includes features developed in response to requests by members of the GLOBE Community. Read more›
Surface Temperature Field Campaign
Results of the month-long December 2013 Surface Temperature Field Campaign are now in. View the list of participating GLOBE schools and the results of the campaign here. Thanks to Dr. Kevin Czajkowski for his efforts in organizing the campaign and to the students who participated.
Mrs. Sharifa Mousa, GLOBE Country Coordinator for the United Arab Emirates, was presented an award by UAE Minister of Education Mohammed Al-Qutami for her special work in the science field in 2013, including The GLOBE Program.
Dr. Farid Hamdan of the Israeli Ministry of Education and Country Coordinator for the GLOBE Program in Israel, received the Rotary Club of Israel's Award for Tolerance in ceremony on 20 December 2013. Dr. Hamdan received the award for facilitating collaboration among students of all Israeli ethnic groups—Jewish, Muslim, Bedouin, Druze and Christian—to gather Earth science data. Read more›
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Education Grants
The United States Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program is seeking grant proposals from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. Read more›
GPO Holiday Schedule
The GLOBE Program Office will be closed on Monday, 20 January, in observance of Martin Luther King Day, a national holiday in the United States.
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Professional Development for Teachers
Ask N.I.C.E (NASA Innovations in Climate Education)
Would you like to have your class participate in an interactive webcast with an astronaut? NASA invites students and teachers to an inside look at America's Spaceport at 2:30 pm ET on 31 January 2014. Read more›
Opportunity for Students
The Dupont Challenge is a science essay competition for middle and high school students in the United States, Canada, and U.S. territories. This year, the Dupont Challenge encourages students to consider how science and innovation can be used to meet the needs of the 21st century for food, energy, and protection. Read more›
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