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04/24/2009
Lucky Friday the Thirteenth for GLOBE Learners in Cape Town
The GLOBE learners from Indwe Secondary School were pleasantly surprised when they were awarded 13 new bicycles on 13 March 2009. The bicycles were presented by Mr. Kurt Hendricks from the Cape Town Department of Transport and Public Works. The new bike owners were also provided with complete safety kits and were given instruction on safe riding. GLOBE teacher and Atmosphere trainer, Mrs. Rogeline Brettenny, and her GLOBE learners, applied for the award through the Bicycle Empowerment Network's BEN Project.  >>
04/17/2009
Latin America and the Caribbean VI Regional Meeting, Iguazu - Argentina
The sixth meeting of GLOBE Country Coordinators in the Latin American and the Caribbean Consortium (CLAC) took place in Iguazu, Argentina, on 23-24 March 2009, followed by a GLOBE Train the Trainer (TTT) workshop, from 25-27 March. The event brought together teachers from the schools that belong to the Green Corridor, which includes Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.  >>
04/10/2009
Ethiopia Hosts 3rd Annual GLOBE Africa Regional Meeting and Teacher Training Workshop
The 3rd Annual Meeting of the GLOBE Africa Consortium took place on 20 -21 February 2009 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mr. Fuad Ibrahim, the Education State Minister, delivered the opening address on behalf of Ethiopia's National Minister of Education, H.E. Dr. Adhanom. H.E. Dr. Abera Deressa, State Minister of MoARD and chairman of the climate change forum, delivered the Keynote address for the meeting followed by Mr. Michael McClellan, Public Affairs Counselor of the U.S. Embassy. The Annual Meeting was attended by representatives of 11 African countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, South Africa and Uganda, and by Dr. Teresa Kennedy, Deputy Director of GLOBE, representing the GLOBE Program Office at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.  >>
03/20/2009
Great Things are Happening in Bahrain
GLOBE Bahrain enjoyed an energetic schedule of 2008 events and, if the 26 January Teacher Training Workshop is any indication, is looking forward to an equally productive 2009. Along with conducting regular teacher trainings for both new and experienced GLOBE teachers, Country Coordinator, Mrs. Wafa Bin Dayna and her team from the Ministry of Education have been working hard to keep the discussion of climate research high on the program's list of priorities and to engage students in the process.  >>
02/10/2009
Students Engage in Worldwide Tree Planting Effort
In 2006, a tree-planting campaign was spearheaded by GLOBE collaborating organization the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), along with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), as one response to the threat of global warming. The goal of the Billion Tree Campaign was to see a billion new trees put in the ground.  >>
02/04/2009
West Virginia Teachers Impact the Way Students View Science
West Virginia may not be the biggest state in the USA, but GLOBE-trained teachers account for a significant percentage of the science teachers there. Of the 808 K-12 schools in West Virginia, 316 schools have one or more GLOBE-trained teachers, demonstrating strong commitment on the part of West Virginia School Districts to the effectiveness of the hands-on science activities of the GLOBE Program.  >>
01/21/2009
New Face of the National GLOBE GAMES in the Czech Republic
The TEREZA Association is a non-profit, non-governmental organization in the Czech Republic. TEREZA's mission is to encourage and support cooperation and active community participation in renewal and protection of a healthy environment, and thus contribute to the overall development of civic society. Founded in 1979, the organization's original focus was to preserve natural areas of Prague. Ten years later, TEREZA expanded its reach to include the development of environmental education in the Czech Republic, and shortly thereafter, opened the gates to its current headquarters in the heart of Prague.  >>
01/14/2009
Students Win National Science Fair of Uruguay for Research on GLOBE at Night
Sixth grade students from Primary School Nº 85, Montevideo, Uruguay, who conducted research on light pollution under the guidance of GLOBE Teacher Patricia Piriz, obtained the First Prize in the National Fair of Science Clubs of the Program of Popularization of Scientific Culture, organized by the Directorate of Innovation, Science and Technology for Development, of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Uruguay.  >>
01/08/2009
Students in Punjab, India, Look to the Clouds with CloudSat
CloudSat, a NASA Earth observation satellite launched on 28 April 2006, is designed to study clouds and the role clouds and aerosols play in regulating Earth's weather, climate and air quality. CloudSat collects information about the vertical structure of clouds unavailable from other Earth observing satellites. Its data are improving our cloud models and providing a better understanding of human impact on the atmosphere.  >>
12/22/2008
Thai Students Work with Alaskan Seasons and Biomes Team
From 11-18 November 2008, Seasons and Biomes team members from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, --Dr. Elena Sparrow, Professor and Education Outreach Director of the International Arctic Research Center, Ms. Martha Kopplin, Education Outreach Specialist at the International Arctic Research Center, and Dr. Leslie Gordon Science, Math Education Specialist, Seasons and Biomes co-PI-- traveled to Thailand to conduct GLOBE workshops for Thai students, teachers and scientists, using Season and Biomes activities in development.  >>