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04/12/2016
GLOBE Saudi Arabia Cloud Competition
GLOBE Saudi Arabia recently held a cloud competition, inviting all GLOBE students in the country to increase their knowledge of clouds by observing them and submitting their best photos and videos.  >>

01/21/2016
GLOBE Saudi Arabia participation in the First Workshop for Women and Children and Environment Held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
GLOBE Saudi Arabia has participated in the First Workshop for Women and Children and Environment, which was organized by the Saudi Environmental Society (SENS) in Jeddah, 21-24 October 2015. .  >>

04/29/2015
GLOBE Training in Saudi Arabia
Approximately 150 teachers and local coordinators representing all Educational Directorates in Saudi Arabia, came together in Al-Ahsa to be trained in basic GLOBE protocols in Atmosphere, Hydrology and Soil, as well as GPS and data entry.  >>

12/19/2012
Saudi Arabia Field Study Engages Girls in GLOBE Research
Saudi Arabia joined GLOBE in 2002 and was implemented into boys schools across the country. In 2011, GLOBE implementaion expanded to 24 Saudi girls schools in 12 educational districts; and in 2012 this number increased to 43 active schools at 22 educational districts. Al-Kharj is one of the 12 educational districts that implemented GLOBE in two girls schools in 2011: Al-Hayathem Intermediate and Secondary Girls School and the 9th Secondary Girls School.  >>

07/31/2012
First National Environmental Competition for Girls in Saudi Arabia
On 27 – 28 February 2012, Saudi Arabia celebrated its first National Environmental Competition for Girls. During the 2011-2012 school year, the nation announced this competition as one of many interactive GLOBE projects being implemented in Saudi schools. GLOBE Deputy Country Coordinator and member of the GIAC Mrs. Norah Ibrahim Al Nasser organized the event and Mrs. Naemah Al Alwani, Head of the Department of Student Activity, supervised the final stages with the assistance of Competition Coordinator Mrs. Somayah Al Nazawi.  >>

01/31/2012
GLOBE Representative from Saudi Arabia Visits Washington Classroom
On 28 October 2011, Saudi Arabia GLOBE Implementation Supervisor Mr. Rafat Jambi traveled the West Coast with the intention of visiting GLOBE classrooms.  >>

04/01/2011
GLOBE Research in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Expands
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia became the 99th GLOBE Country on 30 September 2002 when former Saudi Minister of Education, Dr. Mohammad A. AL Rasheed, and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Patricia de Stacy Harrison, signed the official GLOBE bilateral agreement in Washington D.C.  >>

03/26/2010
Saudi Students Turn Tragic Floods into GLOBE Research Project
On 25 November 2009, Jeddah, a Saudi Arabian port city located on the coast of the Red Sea, awoke to heavy rain and a sky filled with lightning. The rain continued for approximately six hours, turning into a devastating flood that claimed the lives of at least 124 Jeddah citizens through drowning, car crashes, and other tragic accidents. Water filled the streets of Jeddah, destroying everything in its wake and causing a full blackout of electricity across the city. Losses were estimated at 9,878 cars, 10,751 houses and business losses of billions (one billion SAR being equal to $266,666,768.53 in U.S. dollars.)  >>

11/04/2005
Oct 3rd 2005 Sun Eclipse Report - Saudi Arabia
Even though we are concentrating on our four protocols in the GLOBE program, we found ourselves focusing our study on other phenomena that affect temperature in our area. On October 3rd 2005 our coordinator Mr. Waleed Al-Garni, my students and I visited the astronomy department at King Abdul Aziz Univisity to attend a presentation and report on the eclipse.  >>

09/02/2004
GLOBE Students in Saudi Arabia view the Transit of Venus
Collecting Earth science data is only part of what GLOBE teacher Rafat Jambi and his students do together at Hamzah High School, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. On June 8th, 2004 they observed the transit of Venus. It began at 5:22 UT (or 8:22 AM. local time). "By using the eclipser provided by King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology it was very clear to see it as a dot passing through the sun," said Rafat Jambi.  >>