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12/13/2012
Europe and Eurasia Tree Ring Project in Full Swing
Approximately one year after its beginning, the second phase of the Tree Ring Project commenced with a workshop held on 19-22 September in Pisek, Czech Republic. Sixty five teachers and principals attended from 24 schools including ten from Norway, eight from Croatia and six from the Czech Republic. The Tree Ring Project began in 2011 as a part of the GLOBE Student Climate Research Campaign. Schools in Croatia, Czech Republic, and Norway are working together with scientists over a two-year period to study tree rings and learn how to extract climatic information from these markings.  >>
12/12/2012
GLOBE Students from India, Thailand and the U.S. Assemble at a Science Festival in New Delhi
On 29-31 October 2012, the GLOBE Asia and the Pacific Regional Help Desk Office and the Indian Environmental Society organized a GLOBE Science Festival at Vishwa Yuvak Kendra (World Youth Center), New Delhi, that brought together approximately 2,000 students and teachers from GLOBE schools in India, Thailand, and the United States.  >>
12/11/2012
Ohio Students Explore Antarctic Climate Change through Local Atmosphere Study
Major climate changes are occurring at exceeding rates in the Antarctic. Ice shelves are breaking up and temperatures have increased within the last 50 years. Many are unaware of these Antarctic climate changes and not many resources are provided to educate the general public. Dr. Ryan L. Fogt, Assistant Professor of Geography-Meteorology at Ohio University and Director of the Scalia Laboratory for Atmospheric Analysis, oversees a GLOBE project that aims to educate 7th and 8th grade Earth Science classes in Southeastern Ohio about the Antarctic climate changes.  >>
12/04/2012
Atmosphere Training in Finland Increases GLOBE Student Involvement
On 11 October 2012, a one day GLOBE training workshop was held in Helsinki, Finland. The workshop, which covered basic GLOBE atmosphere protocols including clouds and contrails, precipitation, water vapor, air temperature, and surface temperature, aimed to build capacity in Finland for the benefit of GLOBE students.  >>
11/30/2012
Bahrain Equips New GLOBE Teachers through Methodical Training
GLOBE Bahrain hosted many noteworthy events in 2012, beginning with a two-fold training workshop to teach new GLOBE teachers integration methods for using scientific protocols in their classrooms.  >>
11/02/2012
Symposium Raises Urban Lake Awareness in Sri Lanka
GLOBE India and GLOBE Sri Lanka recently came together for the International Workshop and Symposium on Urban Lake Monitoring and Management. Held at Sri Lanka's University of Peradeniya, a group of 50 GLOBE teachers and other participants gathered to hear researchers present papers on urban lake monitoring.  >>
11/01/2012
GLOBE Students from Costa Rica Win First Prize in Biociencia 2012 Fair
Many public high schools in Costa Rica utilize their campus science club as a platform for the development of GLOBE hydrology investigations that encourage scientific thinking through inquiry-based research methods including data collection and analysis. Students use these data to explore environmental problems within their local communities.  >>
10/31/2012
International Ocean Institutes in U.S. and Costa Rica Join GLOBE Family to Advance Environmental Monitoring and Cultural Exchanges
In the spring of 2011 the International Ocean Institute (IOI) in the U.S. and Costa Rica joined forces to launch an environmental monitoring and cultural exchange between students in Costa Rica and west Florida. This project was initiated by young women who had participated in the University of South Florida College of Marine Science Oceanography Camp for Girls (OCG) and wanted to extend their environmental learning with youth in the Caribbean.  >>
10/25/2012
Peru Moves GLOBE Training Regime into High Gear
Peru has been a part of the GLOBE Program since 1997, originally implemented by the Environmental National Council (CONAM). The Environmental Ministry (MINAM) was created in May 2008 and currently oversees the coordination of GLOBE, promoting environmental education and civil participation through the collection of important data researching the effects of climate change, the state of hydraulic resources, and the value of biodiversity in Peru.  >>
10/01/2012
Michigan High School Students Investigate Local Climate
GLOBE teacher Mrs. Amanda Laidlaw at John Glenn High School challenged her students to sharpen their inquiry skills by researching their local climate in Westland, Michigan. Laidlaw guided her students through the study of weather and climate as part of GLOBE's Student Climate Research Campaign. Following the NASA Climate Module, junior and senior level students sought to answer the driving question of the semester: "What is our climate?"  >>