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GLOBE Teacher Training Workshop in Kenya

Several teachers pose for a group shot.

Four men work on taking soil samples together.During December of 2014 the GLOBE Program in Kenya successfully conducted a five-day international GLOBE teacher training workshop.  The workshop took place at the Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Forty participants from over 30 secondary schools were trained in the five major protocols: Atmosphere, Hydrology, Soil, Land Cover/Biology and the Earth as a System.  (Some members of CEMASTEA also participated in the GLOBE training.)  Participants at the workshop were instructed on how to use and navigate the GLOBE website as well. 

This was the second GLOBE teacher training conducted in Kenya in 17 years.  The last training held there was in 1997, when the country first joined the GLOBE Program.  

Charles Mwangi, the Assistant GLOBE Country Coordinator of Kenya, was the principal coordinator of the event.  The lead trainer was Mark Brettenny, Regional GLOBE Director for Africa, assisted by Rogeline Brettenny and Robert Lwikolela (all GLOBE Master Trainers).