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West Virginia Students Present Soil Research at 2012 NSTA Conference
Science students, teachers, and administrators from across the U.S. and 41 other countries met in Indianapolis, Indiana, for the annual National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference on 29 March – 1 April 2012. Among those attending were Caleb and Tanner, two students from Poca High School in West Virginia who were invited to present their GLOBE Soil Research Project at one of the world's largest organizations dedicated to science education. The students were chosen by their chemistry teacher Mrs. Maureen Miller because of their interest in science, dedication to their studies, and willingness and excitement to speak to a large group.  >>

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.  >>

Budding Young Scientists Monitor Tree Changes in Alaska
In the Matanuska-Susitna Borough of Alaska, GLOBE students use phenology, the study of seasonal and natural events, to monitor changes and make predictions about climate. Through phenological studies, one is able to predict when a plant will flower, when leaves will fall, and the migration patterns of birds and fish. GLOBE students from Career and Technical High School use this method to monitor the evolution of tree buds under the guidance of GLOBE teacher Mr. Timothy Lundt.  >>

Netherlands Hosts GLOBE Europe and Eurasia Regional Meeting
On 11-14 June 2012, GLOBE Country Coordinators from 18 countries (Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, UK, and Ukraine) gathered in Utrecht, Netherlands, for the 2012 Europe and Eurasia Regional Meeting. The meeting was held in conjunction with the INESPO Sustainability Olympiad (held 9-15 June) where more than 300 students ages 13-18 came together from 43 countries to present proposed solutions for environmental problems.  >>

Nepal Water Classroom Marks a Milestone in Hydrology Studies
Shree Yashodhara Bauddha Secondary, a GLOBE School in Lalitpur, Nepal, has the privilege of hosting the Water Classroom, where students, educators, and others can stop by and learn about water. GLOBE is instrumental to this initiative as the program helps enhance the Water Classroom through hands-on protocols and the program's relationship with the environmental science community both locally and internationally.  >>

Extraordinary Enthusiasm for The GLOBE Program in The Dominican Republic!
"This was one of the most important events for the GLOBE Program in the Dominican Republic since its introduction 15 years ago," proclaimed GLOBE Country Coordinator Lic. María Lorraine de Ruiz-Alma. Thanks to the support of the Franklin Center of the United States Embassy, teachers from all over the country were united in Santo Domingo on for a 3-day professional development event on 28-30 May 2012 that captured the attention of the Dominican educative community. A few days before, a Regional Meeting including GLOBE Coordinators from 15 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as a training seminar for trainers and master trainers, took place.  >>

Successful Regional Meeting and Training Event in Latin American and the Caribbean
On 24-25 May 2012, the IX GLOBE Latin America+Caribbean Regional Meeting was held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This important event, with representation from 15 countries in the region (Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Uruguay), captured significant media attention, appearing in several prestigious local newspapers.  >>

Oman Holds First GLOBE Student Forum in Muscat
On 2 May 2012, representatives from GLOBE schools in Oman came together in Al Qurum Natural Park, the largest park in Muscat, to participate in the first forum for GLOBE students. The event was sponsored and organized by Oman's Ministry of Education. The programs and activities planned throughout the day were designed to emphasize the hard work and accomplishments of GLOBE schools during the 2011-2012 school year and to encourage team work and collaboration between schools.  >>

North America Partners Collaborate at NSTA 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana
The 7th Annual GLOBE North America Partner Meeting brought together GLOBE leaders from Canada and the U.S. on 28 March 2012, continuing an eight year tradition of meeting in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference with the purpose of sharing their GLOBE implementation strategies and building strong collaborations across the region. Each year, the NSTA North America Regional Meeting takes place all day on Wednesday before NSTA officially begins.  >>

GLOBE Bahrain Students Develop "Sense of Place" in 7th Annual Green Walk
On 29 December 2011 GLOBE Bahrain organized the 7th Annual GLOBE Green Walk event around the original theme "Sense of Place," which focused on the impact of climate change. Approximately three hundred students and teachers from 50 different GLOBE schools participated in the walk, in addition to Press and Cultural Attaché Public Affairs Office representative Brad J. Niemann and Media Coordinator Hind Abdulla Yousif from the U. S. Embassy.  >>