Trinidad GLOBE School Awarded First Prize at Young Leaders Competition
The Young Leaders Program of The Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago aims to help youth develop leadership skills and learn the value of working as a team. Beginning in 1981 as an essay-writing competition, the program broadened its scope in 1984 by challenging students to develop projects that would benefit the community, and in 1991, earned its current name. Since then, hundreds of students have participated in the competition to make tangible contributions in their communities through investigative science research. Almost every secondary school in the country now participates in the program, along with youth groups, vocational centers and cadet forces.  >>

Students put GLOBE Data Collection into Practice at Croatia Annual Competition
Every year Croatia brings together GLOBE Students and Teachers for a countrywide festival and competition. Teams from each GLOBE School are required to compete in a variety of events and present a poster project. Student teams also have the option of presenting original research projects based on GLOBE Protocols and data collection. This year over 25 schools presented research, an activity that is especially encouraged by the Croatian GLOBE network as it directly contributes to current scientific research activities as well as pedagogical practices.  >>

Pre-K GLOBE Students Utilize Mud Puddles for Research in Louisiana
Ms. Norma Stigall, GLOBE Teacher at Phoenix Magnet Elementary School in Alexandria, Louisiana, led her Pre-K class on a scientific expedition to study the scientific elements of the world they live in. Ms. Stigall introduced these young students to the hands-on approach of GLOBE by guiding them through the steps of observing and measuring the ever-changing aspects of their environment. With rulers in hand, a group of four year old students set out to observe and study Atmosphere and Phenology factors within selected areas. Learning the concept of using different measurement tools such as a rain gauge to measure rainfall, or a ruler to measure shallow water depth, these young scientists began to learn the meaning of terms such as length, width, height, and depth in relation to GLOBE data measurements.  >>

University Students in Peru Assist NOAA Scientists in Land Cover Validation
The Climate and Land Cover (CLC) Project, a joint effort between The GLOBE Program and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to validate land cover classification and related climate models, is one of the Intensive Observing Periods (IOPs) within the GLOBE Student Climate Research Campaign. GLOBE IOPs provide students from around the world with opportunities to take themed measurements over short periods of time and analyze their data. NOAA Scientists involved in the Climate and Land Cover Project are also analyzing the photographs submitted online by GLOBE Students to test the accuracy of land cover types against satellite images of Earth's surface.  >>

GLOBE Students Practice Sun Photometer Use in Kiskunhalas, Hungary
On 26-28 May 2011, six Hungarian schools came together in Kiskunhalas, a city in southern Hungary located about 130km south of Budapest, to share research and discuss proper use of the sun photometer, an instrument used to collect data when performing the GLOBE Aerosols Protocol. Organized by the Bibó István Secondary Grammar School, the three-day workshop consisted of a mixture of lectures, research presentations, discussions regarding upcoming GLOBE events, and cultural and local activities. Five guest schools from different parts of the country were invited to participate by Bibó István, a school which has been a base institution of GLOBE in Hungary since 2008. This school has been cited on the Chief Scientist's Honor Roll for Atmosphere, Climate, Clouds, and Hydrology.  >>

GLOBE Argentina Students Travel to Sweden for Volvo Adventure Finals
For the past 10 years, Volvo Adventure has partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to support environmental education and action. Organized by AB Volvo Car Company and officially endorsed by UNEP, Volvo Adventure is designed to support environmental education and was set up to recognize and reward practical environmental action being taken by young people in their local communities. Young people around the world between the ages of 10 and 16 are able to select their own project groups, choose a subject, and decide how they should approach it.  >>

GLOBE Students in Connecticut Examine Quality of Local Water Sources
At Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, Connecticut, students have the opportunity to participate in a four-year science research program in conjunction with their regular science course load. Under the tutelage of Science Research Instructor, Ms. Deborah Day, who helped to pioneer the program and shape the current 9-12 grade curriculum, students spend up to four years learning the components of scientific research and inquiry through hands-on research. Working with an out-of-school mentor, students research, design, conduct, and communicate their projects using the scientific method as well as participate in a variety of local, state and national science fairs including the INTEL Science Talent Search (STS).  >>

GLOBE Madagascar Moves National Implementation Forward through Pre-Service Teacher Trainings
As a previous secondary level biology teacher, Madagascar GLOBE Country Coordinator Mr. Paul Randrianarisoa knows how to implement science in way that resonates with students of all ages. In addition to his GLOBE responsibilities, Radrianarisoa also works as a trainer for the World Wildlife Fund to promote environmental education in Madagascar. "After 12 years with GLOBE I can say that this program provides great support for the promotion of science and environmental education not only for secondary levels but concerning students in all educational systems," he explained. "In general, the majority of young people in Madagascar choose literary courses of study. GLOBE helps to make science more appealing, as there are real environmental questions that need to be answered and problems that need to be solved."  >>

GLOBE Leaders Discuss Projects and Progression at GLOBE 2011 Regional Meetings
Regional meetings for the Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America-Caribbean, and Near East-North Africa GLOBE regions were held on 16 July 2011 prior to the 15th GLOBE Annual Meeting that took place in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, in Bethesda, Maryland. More than 180 participants from 46 countries (including representatives from 26 U.S. states and the District of Columbia) took part in the Annual Meeting, and 23 countries participated in the preceding GLOBE Regional Meetings.  >>

GLOBE India Teacher Attends Space Academy for Educators
Dr. Annu Mathur, GLOBE Trainer and Teacher at MGD Girls' School in Jaipur, India, was selected by the U.S. Embassy to participate in the Space Academy for Educators Program in Huntsville, Alabama, from 5 - 11 June 2011. Space Academy for Educators is a five-day program offered to teachers from around the world to develop professional experience and an understanding of space through a simulated astronaut training regime. Participants attended 45 hours of intensive classroom and laboratory training focused on space science and exploration.  >>

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