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06/10/2010
GLOBE Europe-Eurasia Region Plans for Climate Research Campaign
On 1-6 June 2010, 42 representatives from 22 European countries met in Ohrid, Macedonia, to discuss regional governance, hold elections of new officers, update one another on national implementation activities and GLOBE student research underway, and begin preparation for GLOBE's upcoming climate research events.  >>
06/09/2010
GLOBE Iowa 7th Graders Continue Volga River Research Project
United States GLOBE Teacher Bruce Huckins' 7th grade class, at West Central Middle School in Maynard, Iowa, is conducting the second year of the Volga River Project. In 2008, Huckins' class created the project by measuring the Transparency, Nitrate, pH, Dissolved Oxygen, and Water Temperature of the Volga River four times throughout the year, beginning in November. Huckins' current class decided to continue the project and repeat the same tests every month starting in November 2009.  >>
05/27/2010
Students Get Their Hands Wet for World Water Day 2010
Water, one of the most essential elements for our survival, makes up approximately 71 percent of Earth's surface and two-thirds of the human body. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the quality of the ecosystems this imperative resource is obtained from. Participation by GLOBE students in the U.N. sponsored World Water Day allowed GLOBE students from 67 schools in 14 countries to investigate water sources in their local areas by engaging in learning activities such as The pH Game, Water Detectives, Hydrology Site Definition and conducting the GLOBE pH Protocol, among others, and, to gather data for long-term research projects.  >>
05/05/2010
Senegal Team Successfully Prepares GLOBE Students to Become Tomorrow's Leaders
The Concours Général, a national student achievement test administered annually for the past 30 years in Senegalese national territory, functions as a nationwide "General Contest" for high school students. During their last two years of high school, students between the ages of 17 and 20 prepare for this test to compete in the areas of biology, mathematics, physical chemistry, languages, history, and geography.  >>
05/05/2010
GLOBE Africa Regional Meeting Sparks Fresh Ideas Among Leadership Team
GLOBE Africa's 4th Annual Regional Meeting, held in Dakar, Senegal 25-26 February 2010, brought together GLOBE Leaders to discuss ways to strengthen the GLOBE Program in Africa and further prepare GLOBE students for success after they graduate from high school.  >>
04/02/2010
GLOBE Students Make a Splash in the Big Apple
Science Cluster teacher Fran Bosi took a leap and jumped in to discover what lurked under the water in a local pond. Employing the GLOBE Freshwater Macroinvertebrate protocol, and working with Peter Schmidt, Associate Director of GLOBE NY Metro, Bosi led two fifth grade classes, from the Alexander Graham Bell School in Bayside Queens, on an investigation involving animals living in a pond at Alley Pond Park.  >>
04/01/2010
GLOBE at NSTA 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
The U.S. National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), hosting conferences on Science Education since 1952, provides educators from around the world with the latest in science content, teaching strategies, and research to enhance and expand their professional growth.  >>
03/26/2010
Saudi Students Turn Tragic Floods into GLOBE Research Project
On 25 November 2009, Jeddah, a Saudi Arabian port city located on the coast of the Red Sea, awoke to heavy rain and a sky filled with lightning. The rain continued for approximately six hours, turning into a devastating flood that claimed the lives of at least 124 Jeddah citizens through drowning, car crashes, and other tragic accidents. Water filled the streets of Jeddah, destroying everything in its wake and causing a full blackout of electricity across the city. Losses were estimated at 9,878 cars, 10,751 houses and business losses of billions (one billion SAR being equal to $266,666,768.53 in U.S. dollars.)  >>
03/15/2010
Argentina Workshop Introduces Educators and Environmentalists to GLOBE
Professors at the University of La Punta (ULP) in San Luis, Argentina, were introduced to GLOBE in a training workshop hosted on campus to familiarize local educators with GLOBE protocols in the areas of atmosphere/climate, hydrology, land cover/biology, soil, and phenology. These ULP faculty, participating in "Todos los Chicos en la Red" (All Kids Online), will use tools they created in the workshop to perform GLOBE protocols, relaying results through the use of computer and internet technology.  >>
03/02/2010
Bahrain Treads New Ground in Fifth Annual GLOBE Green Walk
On 10 December 2009, the GLOBE Program in Bahrain hosted the fifth annual GLOBE Green Walk, an environmental awareness activity sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and Diar Al Muharraq W.L.L., in the Kingdom's Hawar Islands. Through this year's theme, "Together: Let's Discover the Biodiversity of Hawar Islands," students experienced Earth science first-hand through games and activities occurring during the walk.  >>