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06/03/2005
Czech Republic hosts 1st European GLOBE Games
The town of Česká Třebová, Czech Republic, hosted the 1st European GLOBE Games from May 6 to 8, 2005, an expansion from the traditional Czech GLOBE Games. More than 400 students and teachers from 13 countries (Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic and Switzerland) participated in the event.  >>
02/17/2005
GLOBE in Cameroon Opens New Regional Conference Center for GLOBE Professional Development and Initiates National Science Teacher Association
GLOBE in Cameroon is becoming a regional model for improving the teaching of science, math, and technology in Africa. Under the leadership of Mrs. Margaret Besong, Cameroon Country Coordinator, GLOBE in Cameroon has opened a Regional Conference Center for GLOBE professional development  >>
02/04/2005
The Art of GLOBE
GLOBE is about students learning more about the world around them through collecting and analyzing environmental data. GLOBE can also be included in many other classes - mathematics, geography, language and art. Art can be viewed as interpretation of the world - not with data but rather with emotion.  >>
01/31/2005
Hudsonville High School and King Elementary Unite to Learn about the Environment
This fall, a class of eighteen fifth-graders from Muskegon Heights, MI, teamed with a group of fifteen high school students from Hudsonville, MI, in a collaborative effort to collect water and air quality data. The link between these two schools was an interest in the environment through GLOBE - a global network of teachers, students and scientists dedicated to gathering and understanding accurate environmental data.  >>
01/25/2005
7th Annual Czech GLOBE Games in Brumov - Bylnice
TEREZA, the GLOBE Country Coordinating body in the Czech Republic, organized the 7th Annual GLOBE Games in cooperation with GLOBE school Brumov-Bylnice Elementary School in the White Carpathians protected landscape area. Participants had the opportunity to arrive a day early and spend the day on an excursion in the beautiful countryside.  >>
01/06/2005
The Second GLOBE Learning Expedition in Latvia
Students and teachers from five Latvian GLOBE schools participated in the Second GLOBE in Latvia Learning Expedition, in August 2004. Collecting environmental data was only a portion of the activities; students also had the opportunity to work with local scientists, learn about their natural history, and, of course, have fun! School teams also took turns writing up journal entries of the day's activities - a great way to include language arts into GLOBE activities! Below are the journal entries of 5 teams of student scientists while on their expedition.  >>
12/22/2004
Bahrain TTT Workshop
During December 4-12, over 70 individuals from 6 countries attended a GLOBE Train-the-Trainer Workshop in Muharraq, Kingdom of Bahrain. The Bahrain Ministry of Education graciously hosted the workshop with the support of the U.S. Embassy. Mrs. Zakeya Ali Ahmed, Bahrain Country Coordinator, along with a team of GLOBE student volunteers, organized the workshop and made sure that the workshop was a success.  >>
11/15/2004
GLOBE Visits Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and Ethiopia
Between August 23 and September 9, Dr. Rebecca Boger, GLOBE Deputy Director for International/U.S. Partnerships and Outreach and International Project Scientist, visited four countries in East Africa - Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and Ethiopia. In each of these countries, Dr. Boger met with numerous representatives of the National Ministries of Education and Environment, United States Embassies, universities, National Meteorological Services, and non-governmental organizations.  >>
10/25/2004
"With a little help from its friends" GLOBE shines in Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina
The popular song "A little help from my friends" by the Beatles describes how important our friends are to us, and it nicely captures GLOBE's philosophy of exploring new frontiers hand-in-hand with a hugely diverse group of partners.  >>
09/21/2004
GLOBE Teacher Training Workshop - Sinegorye, Kazakhstan
GLOBE Kazakhstan, the U.S. Peace Corps, ExxonMobil, and the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan were pleased to host a GLOBE teacher training workshop in the Almatinskii National Park outside of Almaty, Kazakhstan. The workshop was held from July 18 -22, and differed from many workshop formats in that the organizing committee was successful in raising funds to fully support the costs of the workshop including travel, room and board, and an intermediate GLOBE kit for all teachers. In addition, U.S. Peace Corps volunteers were paired with one or two teachers from their villages.  >>