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04/25/2012
Second Geoscience Alliance National Conference Strengthens GLOBE Tribal Collaborations
GLOBE has a long history of Tribal College collaboration, initiated through activities with Stone Child, Diné-Shiprock, Little Big Horn, Salish Kootenai, Dull Knife, Blackfeet Community, Fort Peck, and Fort Belknap Colleges of Montana; Crownpoint Institute of Technology of New Mexico; Haskell Indian Nations University of Kansas; and White Earth Tribal & Community College of Minnesota.  >>
04/13/2012
Sound to Sea Program Educates Student Scientists through GLOBE Protocols
For thirteen years GLOBE Partner Sidney Post has worked closely with the Sound to Sea program in North Carolina to integrate GLOBE protocols into the program's backbone, leading to a wealth of information for students and researchers to use. His partnership, the Watershed Action Team, is responsible for recruiting GLOBE schools in the Hope Mills area of North Carolina, training GLOBE teachers, and mentoring GLOBE students in the Cape Fear River Basin.  >>
04/05/2012
Uruguay Students Look for Life in the Miguelete Stream
Since Uruguay joined the GLOBE Program in 1995, students and teachers have been involved in intensive research projects that aim to improve understanding of the environment amongst themselves and their community. The Republic of India Primary School No. 85 is one of the most productive in Uruguay thanks to the work of dedicated GLOBE teacher Patricia Píriz. Since 2010 students in this school have been involved in a research project to verify the presence of aquatic macroinvertebrates in the Miguelete Stream, one of the most important water sources in Montevideo. The stream measures ​​22 kilometers in length and crosses the city from north to south. It was at one time a preferred site for locals to walk and relax, but has become so polluted in recent years that in 2003 it was categorized as a "dead water course" by "Geo-Uruguay Juvenil," the document on the state of the Environment in 2003. The same was reported by the "Primer Informe Ambiental Montevideo" (IMM) in 2001 when the only existence of an arthropod, an annelid, and a mollusk was reported in the Miguelete.  >>
03/30/2012
OPF Girls College in Pakistan Conducts Studies Built on GLOBE Curriculum
Students and their teachers at Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) Girls College conduct ongoing GLOBE activities in their Earth Science classes. The school is located in the urban center of Islamabad, and attending students range from four to 24 years in age. Islamabad is the 10th largest city in Pakistan, and currently houses over 1.7 million people.  >>
10/27/2010
Qatar Celebrates 10th Year of GLOBE Implementation
Since its foundation in September of 2000 by the Minister of Education's Office, the GLOBE Program in Qatar has engaged in many activities to benefit the region: hosted the 7th Annual Regional Meeting in 2008, offered an International Training Workshop, participated in establishing the North Africa and Near East Consortium, collaborated with the Peace Corps, and continues to thrive, with 194 teachers trained in GLOBE in Qatar.  >>
03/09/2012
GLOBE Partnership in California Shoots for the Stars in Education
The early morning air roared like thunder as a ULA Delta-II rocket soared into the skies over Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Maria, California. At 5:48 a.m. on 28 October 2011, NASA launched the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP) into orbit over Earth.  >>
02/29/2012
The Next Generation of GLOBE Climate Scientists in Peru
The year 2011 brought new challenges and developments for the GLOBE community in Peru. A group of students from the National Agrarian University-La Molina, interested in the Student Climate Research Campaign (SCRC) and the 2013 GLOBE Learning Expedition, have worked hard to disseminate the SCRC in Peru and to consolidate their knowledge and research skills.  >>
02/24/2012
South Africa Enhances Classroom Achievement through GLOBE Training
Teachers in South Africa are utilizing the benefits of GLOBE resources in innovative ways to complement their students' education as well as their extracurricular activities. The effort to expand Earth science education throughout the community was recently supported through a GLOBE teacher training workshop held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 19-22 December 2011. Ms. Mokgadi Madiga, Government Point of Contact and acting GLOBE Country Coordinator, stated, "Thanks to the work of these devoted teachers who believe in connecting with the Earth through interactive science study, more schools will connect to GLOBE throughout the coming year and environmental awareness campaigns will have a wider reach in our society."  >>
02/20/2012
NENA Governance Meeting Brings Together 10 Countries in the Region
The GLOBE Near East+North Africa (NENA) Regional Meeting took place on 9-10 February 2012 in Muscat, Oman. The 2012 regional meeting was a continuation of discussions and strategic actions initiated at the July 2011 regional meeting.  >>
02/14/2012
Train the Trainer Workshop in Thailand Yields Bright Future for Asia Pacific Region
From 23-28 January 2012, GLOBE hosted a Lower Mekong Initiative Train-the-Trainer workshop at Mae Fah Luang University in Chiang Rai, Thailand.  >>