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03/03/2000
Badger Road Elementary, North Pole, AK, United States
With a brief growing season, a widely-changing solar noon, extreme temperatures, and many discreet microclimates, Alaska can be an interesting but challenging place to make GLOBE measurements and observations. GLOBE Students at the Badger Road School in North Pole, AK are rising to the challenge.  >>
02/28/2000
Realschule Cuxhaven, Cuxhaven, Germany
GLOBE students in Cuxhaven Germany are truly taking a "global" approach to their environmental studies. Since the summer of 1999, the Realschule Cuxhaven has been is in contact with researchers at three South Pole scientific stations - learning about the life and climate conditions 13,839 km away.  >>
02/18/2000
GLOBE Stars in Canada
An Australian school teacher on an exchange program in Canada is going to be about as far away from home as is possible this Earth Day. Peter Hardy, a GLOBE Teacher currently at St. Patrick High School in Yellowknife, Canada, is participating in a special expedition that will take him to isolated villages in the cold, snowy upper reaches of Canada to recruit and train GLOBE schools.  >>
02/04/2000
Philippine Science High School Western Visayas, Iloilo City, Philippines
GLOBE students at Philippine Science High School Western Visayas in Iloilo City didn't want to wait for their weather station to arrive to start making and reporting observations. Eager to get started, they contacted scientists at the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and got permission to establish a GLOBE study site and report data using their instrumentation site until the school has its own.  >>
01/24/2000
Kingsburg High School, Kingsburg, CA, United States
GLOBE schools at the far reaches of the western and eastern regions of the United States are linking up in a cross-country study of local biomes. Using the GLOBE protocols as their guide and Internet and satellite technologies as their link, students from Kingsburg High School in California conducted field experiments and gathered data from sites in Yosemite National Park while GLOBE Students from Pikeview High School collected field data from Pipestem State Park.  >>
01/07/2000
Mittelschule Elsterberg, Elsterberg, Germany
Mittelschule Elsterberg was one of the first GLOBE schools in Germany, selected as part of the country's initial GLOBE pilot project of 27 schools. Their contributions to science have been recognized by local media, and their work has been featured on television several times.  >>
12/21/1999
Phoenix Magnet Elementary School, Alexandria, LA, United States
A group of fourth-grade students from Louisiana are faithfully reporting their measurements and observations to the GLOBE Study Data Archive, but they aren't stopping there. GLOBE students at Phoenix Magnet School in Alexandria are taking their findings to City Hall and even to the Louisiana State Legislature.  >>
12/09/1999
Indialantic Elementary School, Indialantic, FL, United States
A GLOBE school in Florida is proving that elementary students can play a critical role in providing data for both local and national scientific purposes. Data from Indialantic Elementary are being used by a local television meteorologists and by scientists at the National Climatic Data Center in North Carolina.  >>
11/19/1999
New Miami Jr./Sr. High School, Hamilton, OH, United States
After five years of participation in GLOBE, students at New Miami Junior/Senior High are significantly contributing to scientific research and improving their test scores at the same time! School officials report that nearly three-quarters of the students who participated in GLOBE either in seventh or eighth grade passed the Ohio science proficiency exam.  >>
11/08/1999
Lise-Meitner Gesamtschule Koeln-Porz, Koeln, Germany
GLOBE students in Germany demonstrated their impressive understanding of global climate issues during the recent visit of a U.S. diplomat to their school. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs David Sandalow visited the Lise-Meitner-Gesamtschule in Koeln as part of his trip to Germany for discussions with world leaders on environmental issues.  >>