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01/08/2002
Ghana's Lively Program Expands
More than 90 teachers from across Ghana convened for the country's first GLOBE Teachers Conference, which included a launch of the recently added ozone and aerosol protocols. Trainers and trainees also tested the deep red clay and sandy soils, which contrasted mightily with the equally deep greens of the area's vegetation.  >>
01/07/2002
Find the Hidden GLOBE Students (Fair Haven Grade School, Fair Haven, VT, USA)
Where in the world are those other GLOBE students? That's the question three groups of students had about each other. They had to locate other GLOBE schools armed with just a handful of clues, including GLOBE data.  >>
12/06/2001
Students Find GLOBE All Over
After just one year in the program, the Nancy Young Elementary School in, Aurora, IL, has neatly woven GLOBE into almost the school's entire fifth grade curriculum, including art, music and physical education! In addition to science activities centered on GLOBE atmosphere protocols, fifth-graders have created GLOBE posters and written and performed songs and dances about GLOBE.  >>
11/28/2001
Science Meets History with Buffalo Soldiers
GLOBE students from five Louisiana schools have explored California's Yosemite National Park taking GLOBE measurements and following trails blazed by the famed "Buffalo Soldiers," historic African-American army units that explored the West.  >>
11/26/2001
Swiss Schools Work Hard and Win
Sixty (60) GLOBE students and their teachers celebrated nine months of intense, competitive GLOBE measurement gathering and data entry with a day-long excursion to a farm high in Switzerland's Bernese Alps and the award of new computers. The goal of the competition was for 13 participating Swiss schools to collect as much hydrology or atmosphere GLOBE data during the nine months of the school year as possible and enter it into the GLOBE database.  >>
11/13/2001
Italy, California Share Science and Cultures
The experience of being an exchange student can foster love of learning other languages and cultures. When GLOBE students add hands-on science they get memories, skills and knowledge that can last a lifetime. So too, for parents and teachers.  >>
11/09/2001
Maine's Major Landcover Events
The rain in Maine falls mainly on...woodland, closed forest, apple orchards, and urban residential and transportation areas. You can see more precise landcover descriptions and classifications in the GLOBE database for that state, thanks to the efforts of recent GLOBE "MUC-a-thons" in Maine. A MUC-a-thon describes many students, teachers and schools coming together for large-scale landcover identification using the Modified UNESCO Classification (MUC) system.  >>
10/31/2001
Florida's GLOBE Travelers
These Florida students have explored the rain forest of Costa Rica. They've collected data on that country's plants, leatherback sea turtles and insects. They've demonstrated GLOBE soil protocols to their student-colleagues at a Costa Rican GLOBE school. Back home, some developed their own science experiments. One captured honors at the county science fair.  >>
10/08/2001
Studying the Arctic
A group of GLOBE teachers, school principals and Country Coordinators from seven nations gathered recently in Fairbanks, Alaska to learn GLOBE protocols and to advance an international scientific investigation into whether and how much harmful chemicals from lower latitudes have seeped into the Arctic region.  >>
09/26/2001
Views from Space Help Decipher Hometown
Sometimes the view from faraway space gives you information you can't easily obtain by looking just two feet in front of you. That's what the fourth-grade GLOBE students at Kohlberg Elementary School found when they compared up-to-date satellite images with historical satellite images, maps, and stories of their town, El Paso, TX.  >>