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Cyclists Promote Science Education and GLOBE during Bike Trip Through the Western Coast of the Americas

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Two GLOBE trainers have undertaken a bike trip from El Paso, Texas to the southern tip of Latin America at Patagonia. Their goal is to help promote science education and an appreciation of the environment. Karen Engelke from El Paso and Daniel Gomez from Juarez, Mexico are part of the La Cruzada Ciclista por un Mundo Mejor (CCMM), or Cyclists Crusade for a Better World, Team. Along their route they will be stopping at schools and training selected GLOBE protocols.

Karen and Daniel departed from El Paso, Texas on July 15, 2003. By March 2005, they plan to reach the southern tip of Latin America. They have already pedaled across the Chihuahua desert, the Sonora desert and the Peninsula of Baja California.

The first school that they visited was Las Palmas of San Clemente, California. This was followed by visits to schools of Tijuana, Puertocitos, Nuevo Chupalas and Bahia de Los Angeles in Mexico. On November 4th, 2003 they were in La Paz in Baja California Sur, Mexico, waiting to catch a ship across the Sea of Cortez.

You can learn more about Karen and Daniel's trek by visiting the CCMM team website at:

You can also contact Karen and Daniel by email:

A similar bike trip took place in the year 2000, when two conservation biologists and GLOBE Program enthusiasts made a 3,000 mile, two-month trek across the United States and visited more than 40 GLOBE school, speaking to more than 5,000 students. To learn more about that trip, please see the related GLOBE Star story.

07 November 2003