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February 2014 News Brief

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Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games

NBC Learn and NBC Sports, in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), explores the science, technology, engineering and math at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Lesson plans and activities are provided by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Click here.



New Data Entry System and Website Update Alert

wrench.pngFrom 3 – 7 February 2014, login to the administrative area of the GLOBE website will NOT be available.  During this time, you will not be able to login to the GLOBE website to

  • Access science data entry; 

  • Add new schools and users; 

  • Schedule workshops.

Be aware of this time period, as it may affect scheduled workshop training using the administrative areas of the website. There will be no change in your ability to view the website. Read more here.

You Make The GLOBE Program Work!

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, and we need your help in making this effort a success.  The vision is to create a comprehensive professional development approach that

  • Incorporates both online and person-to-person GLOBE training,

  • Retains hands-on experiences for trainees,

  • Making full use of the transformed Teacher's Guide, and

  • Is based on educational best practices for online and person-to-person training. 

The names of those completing the questionnaire by 28 February 2014, will be entered into a random drawing for five gift certificates of US $50 each.  Read the letter from Ming Ying Wei and Jill Karsten, and complete the questionnaire here.

GLOBE Learning Expedition (GLE) 2014

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Plans for the GLE in New Delhi, India, 4-8 August 2014 are taking shape. The first online meeting of the 2014 GLE Organizing Committee took place on 30 January. Members are deciding upon a theme for the event as well as the strands. Keep informed of developments on the GLE webpage.

Thanks for Opting-In

Thanks to everyone who Opted-In to remain on the GLOBE Email lists for important information from The GLOBE Program Office.  Your commitment ensures that the GLOBE Community remains connected to The GLOBE Program office and to one another. If you know anyone who has not yet opted in, send him or her this link. It's not too late to Opt-In!

Connect with Us

The GLOBE Communications office would like to hear from you. Send your news, events, or Partner news to and we will share your  information with the GLOBE Community. We love photos, so be sure to include those as well.

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GLOBE Anniversaries

Congratulations to the three GLOBE countries celebrating anniversaries of successful GLOBE implementation during the month of February:

  • Netherlands - 19 years
    28 February 1995
  • South Africa - 17 years
    17 February 1997
  • New Zealand - 14 years
    29 February 2000

Call for STEM Stories

The GLOBE Program Office continues to gather stories of students and teachers who have been influenced by their GLOBE experiences to pursue further education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Exceptional stories may have the opportunity to be showcased on the GLOBE website for our Earth Day celebration. Click here for details.

News Topics: News Briefs type: globe-news

News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office