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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.  >>
10/04/2006
GLOBE Alumni
One of the turning points of the 2005 Annual Conference in Prague was when Martin Pentson, (Estonia) and Tomas Tunkl, (Czech Republic) explained why they had initiated their GLOBE Alumni organizations; "We didn't want to be cut off from GLOBE just because we had graduated high school." This moment marked the beginning of an effort to find out if a similar desire existed among alumni in other regions.  >>
09/20/2006
GLOBE Master Trainer Receives Prestigious Science Award
The GLOBE Program is pleased to recognize Dr. Mullica Jaroensutasinee, recipient of the 2005 TWAS (The Academy of Science for the Developing World) Young Scientist Award in the field of Biology, presented by the National Research Council of Thailand. Dr. Jaroensutasinee is an Assistant Professor at Walailak University, Thailand, in the Institute of Science. A distinguished research scientist committed to sharing her expertise with young people in the classroom, Dr. Jaroensutasinee is also a GLOBE Master Trainer for Hydrology!  >>
08/31/2006
United States Ambassador to Denmark Visits GLOBE School
On 9 February 2006, U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, James P. Cain, visited Odense Katedralskole in the city of Odense, on the island of Funen. It had long been a wish of the Ambassador to visit a GLOBE school and there was much excitement in connection with his visit. Ms. Nanna Nyholm and Ms. Lori P. Dando, of the U.S. Embassy Regional Environmental Office in Copenhagen, accompanied Ambassador Cain on his visit.  >>
08/28/2006
Partnering for Success: New Zealand's Implementation Strategies
Kathryn Hicks and Aaron Fleming of the Royal Society of New Zealand recently assumed management of the New Zealand GLOBE Program. Since the beginning of April of 2006, they have been busy bringing New Zealand up to speed with GLOBE and are very excited about their new approach to the delivery of GLOBE in New Zealand.  >>
08/28/2006
GLOBE and Art
Science and art have a definite connection — imagine studying prehistoric creatures without being able to see drawings or sketches; or studying contrails in an area that experiences no flyovers by jets; or studying the climate of Polar Regions from the desert with only text. These examples would be reality without the inclusion of art, whether in the form of drawings, paintings, sketches, and photographs.  >>
06/13/2006
Norwegian GLOBE School Passes its 100,000th Measurement Mark!
In the seven years since the Vang barne-og ungdomsskule (K-10) in Valdres, Norway, started the GLOBE Program, they have amassed over 100,000 measurement points. On 30 May the school celebrated the momentous occasion with a big party, during which seven students together pushed the button to enter the 100,000th measurement. With enthusiasm and pride, they watched a special video message from GLOBE acting Director Ed Geary congratulating them on their accomplishments.  >>
06/13/2006
GLOBE Students and Teachers Explore How to Volunteer for Change
Over 70 GLOBE students and 50 teachers took part in the Volunteers for Change Workshop held at the Shaikh Khalifa Institute for Technology in March 2006. The three-day workshop proved to be a very rewarding experience for all involved and included lectures in English and Arabic on voluntary work, development of community service projects, how to organize volunteers, and a variety of activities and discussions.  >>