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07/15/2011
GLOBE Students Survey Hydrology Constituents in Northern Italy
For the last several years, the Friuli Region in north-east Italy has been actively utilizing GLOBE Hydrology Protocols for several monitoring activities along the Mincio and Po Rivers, and along other river tributaries in northern Italy. In this region, GLOBE school Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale Malignani (ISIS) Malignani and its collaborating schools have made terrific progress in the implementation and development of school networks involving environmental investigation and protection in co-operation with local, provincial, and regional public bodies and agencies.  >>

07/08/2011
GLOBE Students Across the World Celebrate Earth Day 2011
Sixteen years ago, on Earth Day, 22 April 1995, the GLOBE program was launched. In 2011, the international GLOBE network has grown to include 111 participating countries, with each country implementing GLOBE into local schools and communities. Now there are more than 56,000 GLOBE-trained teachers from over 24,000 schools; these teachers have inspired and encouraged more than 1.5 million students to participate as citizen-scientists in the GLOBE network, contributing more than 22 million measurements to the GLOBE database. The great success of the program is due to each and every student, teacher, school, trainer, coordinator, and community-member who have come together to increase awareness of the Earth, our interaction with it, and to directly contribute to our scientific knowledge through a shared network of environmental observations and inquiry-based science projects.  >>

07/06/2011
GLOBE Students Celebrate Earth's Forests and Water Sources with Two Day Campaign in Sri Lanka
The GLOBE Program in Sri Lanka organized a residential two day student campaign in March 2011 at the Ibbagamuwa Resource Center in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. The campaign was organized by the Agriculture and Environment Studies Branch, Ministry of Education, and the Agriculture Unit of the North Western Provincial Education Department. The campaign was organized to increase the awareness of GLOBE Hydrology and Land Cover Protocols among school children in order to expand student participation in GLOBE activities, and commemorate World Forest Day and World Water Day.  >>

07/01/2011
Students in Bahrain Attend Inaugural GLOBE Girls' Science Camp
On 3-4 February 2011, over 40 Bahraini students from 17 secondary girls' schools came together on Al Jazair Beach to attend the first GLOBE Girls' Science Camp hosted by the GLOBE Team in Bahrain. The camp was a great success and marks a new accomplishment for GLOBE students, teachers, and the scientific community in Bahrain. Since joining the GLOBE community in 2001 with one school and 15 students, Bahrain has expanded its GLOBE network to include 49 public and three private schools. Although Bahrain is only 760 square km in size, the country boasts 161 km of coastline, and remains deeply impacted by its surrounding marine life.  >>

06/29/2011
GLOBE Chile Promotes Leaders for the Future
In December 2010, students, teachers, scientists, government representatives, and Chilean authorities gathered at the United Nations Building in Santiago, Chile, to share the results of GLOBE research conducted in two of the country's watershed areas. Chilean students from Clara Solovera and Hermoso Peñalolén GLOBE Schools developed Cloud, Soil quality, Water quality, and Land Cover investigations in order to understand the environment of the Maipo and Tinguirica Watersheds.  >>

06/22/2011
University of Northern Iowa Hosts Spotlight Day for Primary School Curriculum
The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in Cedar Falls, Iowa, hosts an annual Spotlight on Science and Technology Day (Spotlight Day) to showcase authentic applications of math, science and technology in elementary school classrooms. Primary schools across the state are given the opportunity to present learning perspectives developed while utilizing GLOBE resources in the classroom. Spotlight Day emphasizes the need for hands-on, inquiry-based, interactive science, math and technology programs. The event was held on 25 February and sponsored by ITS Educational Technology. UNI Spotlight Day is a great opportunity to hear about science activities from other students and teachers, and as a result, everyone gains a fresh perspective on learning.  >>

06/20/2011
OPF Girls College Students Combat Pollution in Pakistan
For over a year GLOBE students of OPF Girls College, Islamabad, Pakistan have been using Hydrology Protocols to conduct measurements along the Shahdra stream. Through many visits, these students have developed a special association with this water body. This year, in celebration of World Water Day, they decided to thoroughly clean the area of the stream where they collect hydrology data.  >>

06/17/2011
2011 Europe & Eurasia GLOBE Annual Conference in Kiev, Ukraine
The Europe & Eurasia GLOBE Annual Conference and national training event was held from 1-6 June in the National Ecology and Nature Center in Kiev, Ukraine. Representatives from 20 countries including Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, U.K., U.S. and Ukraine attended to discuss future regional activities for GLOBE and exchange ideas.  >>

06/13/2011
GLOBE Students Run for Water in Buenos Aires
Each day millions of people in many countries walk an average of six kilometers a day to access drinking water. In 2010, a series of 6K run/walks aimed at raising awareness about the need for water rationing took place over 24 hours in 200 cities across 180 countries and six continents. The 2010 run/walk was initiated and driven by Live Earth, a for-profit company founded by Emmy-winning producer Kevin Wall, in partnership with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Live Earth integrates events and media to inspire a global movement aimed at solving the most critical environmental issues of our time.  >>

06/08/2011
14th Annual GLOBE Games Draw Community Involvement in Czech Republic
GLOBE Games have occurred annually since 1997, taking place each year in a different city in the Czech Republic. This year, the games were hosted by Vsetín Rokytnice Elementary School in the mountain country of Vsetín, Wallachia, known for its traditional folklore music, dance, and sheep breeding. The theme of this year's games was "What it Means to Participate in GLOBE," with opening ceremonies on 5 May to assemble scientists, 43 teachers, 150 Czech students, 40 foreign guests from Slovakian, Estonian and Polish schools in order to offer participants expanded experiences in the scope of the GLOBE Program.  >>

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