GLOBE Europe Regional Train-the-Trainer Workshop
A European Regional Train-the-Trainer Workshop was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from 2 –7 November 2007. The event engaged a broad international reach, with 12 Trainers and 43 participants coming from 24 countries: Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Republic of Macedonia, Russia, Spain,
Dr. de Guzeman, of the WMO, inspired the audience with his presentation concerning the collaborative possibilities for GLOBE Country Coordinators and the WMO national members. Additional examples were provided by Dr. Janja Milkovic, of the Meteorological and Hydrological Service in Zagreb, who has collaborated with Ms. Diana Garasic, GLOBE Croatia Country Coordinator, for many years.
The Workshop was concluded with an optional trip to look for Earth system connections in Konavoski Dvori, a natural setting not far from Dubrovnik. The vegetation growing in the area allowed for the group's hypothesis that the bedrock was probably limestone; a discussion about which measurements might help to gather data and either support or refute this observation ensued allowing the group to see GLOBE protocols and learning activities as a set of scientific tools that could be used not only separately, as in the 5 investigations within the Teacher's Guide, but also in combination.
The next GLOBE Europe event will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, 17 April - Sunday, 20 April 2008. For more information, please contact Karl T. Hetland, GLOBE Norway Country Coordinator.
23 January 2008