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04/05/2007
GLOBE India Implements Community-Based Water Monitoring Programme on the Yamuna River
Since the beginning of time, proximity to water has been essential to the birth, growth and spread of civilizations. Rivers, in particular, have spawned the growth of communities as sources of irrigation and channels of trade. Rivers often appear in the world's religious traditions for their mythic qualities, nourishing, cleansing, and sustaining life on their banks. In India, rivers are considered sacred.  >>
03/01/2007
City Officials in Charleston, Arkansas Look to GLOBE Student Data to Alleviate the Impacts of Recent Water Shortages
In Charleston, Arkansas, there have been ongoing drought conditions for the past several years. Unfortunately, city planners did not have the data needed to address the drought situation. Gloria Eiland, a teacher at Charleston Elementary wrote, "As our city water supply fell to an all- time low, the community started asking questions that only the GLOBE students could answer."  >>
02/07/2007
Mexico Hosts its First National Conference of GLOBE Teachers
The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) hosted the first national conference of GLOBE Teachers from November 15 to 17. The conference coincided with the 10th anniversary of the GLOBE program in Mexico and honored the work of Guadalupe Pardo as GLOBE Coordinator during the administration of President Fox (2000-2006).  >>
01/25/2007
International Student Exchange Project Examines Implementation of GLOBE Protocol
The seed of an idea to initiate a transcontinental student exchange project to examine the role of GLOBE across a wide spectrum of schools in Europe and Africa was planted at the GLOBE Annual Conference in Prague in 2005. The aim was to provide opportunities for university students having longstanding experience with GLOBE to share their expertise with students in other countries and to learn about the issues and resources in the countries visited.  >>
12/12/2006
Great Things are Happening in Texas!
There are now 41 GLOBE Partnerships in the state of Texas. Texas has a very unique science education organization called the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science Teaching (TRC) that provides sustained and high intensity professional development to K-12 teachers of science across the state. Housed at The University of Texas at Austin, this state office is also a GLOBE Partner and will serve as the Texas TRC GLOBE Coordination site.  >>
11/20/2006
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Hosts GLOBE Field Campaign
In Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, on the grounds of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DEWA), students, teachers, scientists and park personnel gathered recently to evaluate land-cover and satellite images of the area for the purpose of verifying the accuracy of NASA's satellite maps. Accurate analysis of land-cover provides clues to the environmental effects of urban development in the area and this day-long field campaign focused on impacts to National Parks in the Upper Delaware Basin.  >>
10/24/2006
What do GLOBE and the National Geographic Society have in common? Plenty!
Together, we share a mission to increase knowledge of the natural world, to support education and teaching, and to instill the compelling need to protect and conserve the diversity of life on this planet. That's why GLOBE is a proud member of My Wonderful World, a National Geographic-led campaign to increase geographic literacy in schools, at home, and in the community.  >>
10/18/2006
Nigeria Becomes an Important Member of GLOBE in Africa
Nigeria has taken a giant step forward with implementing GLOBE and joining the GLOBE Africa community! During 22-25 August 2006, over 80 participants attended the first GLOBE Nigeria Trainer Workshop. In addition to teachers and administrators from over 30 schools, representatives from Federal and State Governments, Nigerian Meteorological Service, World Meteorological Organization, universities, and a United Nations organization called the African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education (ARCSSTE-E) participated in the event.  >>
10/16/2006
Enhancing GLOBE through Partnerships
We all have experienced a few outstanding teachers who made a difference in our lives, teachers who were able to motivate us to do our best, and to instill a love of learning that continued beyond the classroom. Good teachers engage students through passion for the subject, creativity in the classroom and constant encouragement. They use a wide variety of methods, experiences, assignments and materials to be sure that their students are achieving cognitive objectives. In many schools, it is GLOBE activities that provide teachers with the scientific tools they need to teach students about the environment in which they live, but the GLOBE classroom becomes most dynamic when the teaching of science enhances the development of a diversity of skills.  >>
10/14/2006
Environmental Educator Advocates Experiential Learning
U.S. GLOBE Partner, Mr. Henry Ortiz of the Los Angeles Unified School District in California, led a series of lectures and informal discussions on ways to prepare environmental education curricula and to increase the efficacy of science teaching. The lectures were sponsored by the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai, India and took place between 6 - 11 August 2006. Over 250 faculty members, administrators, NGO representatives and students from Pune and Mumbai attended the lecture series.  >>