GLOBE Welcomes New Partnering Country: Slovak Republic
On 31 December 2019, the Minister of Environment of the Slovak Republic, László Sólymos, and, on behalf of NASA, the Honorable Bridget Brink, U.S. Ambassador (U.S. Embassy Bratislava), signed an agreement to implement The GLOBE Program in the Slovak Republic. Špirála Network of Environmental Education Non‑governmental Organizations (NGOs) will serve as the Country Coordinator.
“The GLOBE community welcomes the Slovak Republic as its newest participating country,” GLOBE Implementation Office Director, Dr. Tony Murphy, said. “As we approach the 25th anniversary of The GLOBE Program, it is wonderful to see countries still excited about becoming participants in this global science and education program.”
“There is a great deal of enthusiasm surrounding the signing of this GLOBE agreement, as the Slovak Republic is bordered by five other countries, all of which are GLOBE countries. Hopes are high for school collaborations across this set of six countries,” Dr. Murphy said. “And so we all say "vitajte," or welcome, to the newest member of the GLOBE family, the Slovak Republic.”
The Slovak Republic is situated in the eastern part of Central Europe. It is bordered by Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, Austria to the southwest, and the Czech Republic to the northwest. The Slovak Republic is the 123rd country to participate in The GLOBE Program.
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office