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04/03/2001
GLOBE Teachers Receive Presidential Honors
The fact that GLOBE teachers are standouts is evident - so often they pop up as recipients of awards. Again this year, a number of GLOBE teachers received the highly prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.  >>
03/19/2001
Cedar Grove Wades Deep into GLOBE, Decatur, GA, USA
It might not be surprising to find scientists studying the wetlands and pine and hardwood forests near the South River and Sugar Creek in Georgia. You can picture them, in their hip-waders, talking via walkie-talkie, carefully taking down their measurements on waterproof data sheets. Later, in front of their computers, they'll make graphs from their data, compare each other's information, and look for long-term trends.  >>
03/19/2001
GLOBE in Spain Inspires Workshop for Environment
Teachers at the I.E.S. "Juan Carlos I" School in Murcia, Spain had long pondered a way to teach students critical thinking as it relates to environmental issues. Almost as if on cue, Spain became a GLOBE Country and some Juan Carlos teachers learned the endless possibilities of the hands-on science education program.  >>
03/14/2001
Teachers Trained Amid Natural Beauty of Argentina
GLOBE teachers and students get to spend wonderful hours outdoors in their studies of science. There was a particularly spectacular setting for a special GLOBE training in the Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur, an ecological reserve in the heart of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  >>
03/06/2001
A Parent Keeps GLOBE Turning at Lake Windward Elementary, Alpharetta, GA, USA
A lot of GLOBE teachers appreciate the support they get from parents. At Lake Windward Elementary School, Colleen Jones is a standout in that category. Since 1997, Jones has been an inspiration for the fourth-graders at Lake Windward, in Alpharetta, GA, just north of Atlanta. She has worked with every child, parent and teacher at Lake Windward who has participated in GLOBE.  >>
02/21/2001
GLOBE School Nets Prestigious Tech-Ed Award
GLOBE teacher Carol Boyce returned challenged and inspired last summer from two intensive weeks with GLOBE's principal visualization experts at the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA). Little did she know that in less than a year she would help her school achieve one of her region's most important teaching awards.  >>
02/08/2001
The (Ground) Truth About Barksdale Students
Data from satellites aren't good enough by themselves so scientists need the fifth-grade students from Margaret G. Barksdale Elementary school in Conyers, GA, according to GLOBE teacher Marty Ross's sales pitch to her students.  >>
01/30/2001
What a Dedicated Student Can Do....
The GLOBE teacher at Tabor Academy retired, but the GLOBE tradition there didn't have to. Thanks to Tabor senior Colin Haley, the departure of longtime science and GLOBE teacher Richard Harlow didn't end the school's stellar GLOBE record. In fact, his GLOBE-based senior project may help area officials and communities.  >>
01/12/2001
GLOBE Reaches Great Heights in Nepal
More than 80 teachers, scientists and educators from eight Asia-Pacific countries came together at the GLOBE International Teacher Training Workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal to learn how to teach students program protocols and how the earth works as a system.  >>
01/08/2001
Oberstufenzentrum Egelsee, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
The sun stirs the clouds and the wind. But as GLOBE students in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland are learning firsthand, it also has the power to light the night and run computers. Students at the GLOBE school Oberstufenzentrum Egelsee, with help from students from a nearby technical institute, recently installed 90 solar panels on the school rooftop.  >>