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09/22/1998
Pattison Elementary School, Katy, TX, United States
With support from parents and local businesses, fifth grade students at Pattison Elementary are successfully implementing GLOBE throughout their school. In recognition of the school's success in garnering parental support, the GLOBE program at Pattison was chosen to receive $500 from the Exxon Chemical Company's "Science Ambassador" program  >>
09/17/1998
GLOBE Stars in the Czech Republic
Over 3,000 children and adults gathered in the Czech Republic to celebrate Earth Day 1998 by taking GLOBE measurements. TEREZA, the non-governmental organization that administers the country's GLOBE Program, organized the celebration in the Prokop Nature Valley of Prague.  >>
09/14/1998
Rural Hall Elementary School, Rural Hall, NC, United States
At Rural Hall Elementary School in Rural Hall, NC, kids are begging GLOBE teacher Linda McDermon to make and report GLOBE measurements. "The kids in computer club and the kids who live close by just love coming in the summer and doing their GLOBE measurements," McDermon said. "Kids drop by my house or we'll meet at the pond. And they beg to have extra time to do the different protocols."  >>
09/10/1998
Koninklijk Atheneum Tienen, Tienen, Belgium
Congratulations to GLOBE Students Cindy Demeulemeester, Olivier Maurice, and Joris Lochy -- winners in the Dirk Frimout Contest, a yearly science competition in Belgium for pupils in the last year of high school. The students presented a 300 page report discussing their research in atmosphere, hydrology, land cover, and soils and the relationship between all of these areas of study.  >>
08/25/1998
GLOBE Stars in Jordan
Building on the early success of the GLOBE Program in Jordan, students and teachers gathered in Amman during the spring of 1998 for a special training workshop. 56 students and 29 teachers representing 16 schools practiced the GLOBE measurement protocols and mastered the use of the GLOBE Web site. Participants also conducted a Web Chat on remote sensing with Gary Lauten from the University of New Hampshire.  >>
08/18/1998
Foshay Learning Center, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Imagine being singled out as one of the best at what you love to do. This year, The Walt Disney Company honored Los Angeles GLOBE teacher and Franchise Coordinator John Zavalney as one of the United State's best science educators.  >>
08/17/1998
Ms. Nancy Parson from Laing Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
GLOBE Teacher Nancy Parson believes that learning is a process of building or constructing a body of knowledge which leads to the understanding of concepts. As the winner of the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher of the Year in South Carolina, Ms. Parson finds that the GLOBE Program provides an opportunity to "change how a student uses science to solve problems."  >>
08/13/1998
Kazakhstan GLOBE Training Workshop, March 1997
The GLOBE Program was pleased to conduct a regional GLOBE Training Workshop in Almaty, Kazakstan, March 31-April 4, 1997. Participants came from throughout Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, and Russia to learn about the GLOBE Progam and to be trained in the GLOBE Protocols. The workshop was hosted and organized by the Kazakstani GLOBE Country Coordinator,the Fund in Support of Ecological Education.  >>
08/04/1998
Enterprise Elementary School, Cocoa, FL, United States
While many young people were heading for the beach, a group of dedicated GLOBE students in Cocoa, Florida went back to school in June to share their GLOBE experiences with a group of visiting Swedish teachers.  >>
06/15/1998
Akutan School, Akutan, AK, USA
On Sunday, March 13, GLOBE teacher Rod Rozier and his wife began feeling the earth tremor. By the next evening, the town of Akutan, Alaska was under an earthquake alert. Mr. Rozier and five of his GLOBE students became critical players in the community's efforts to monitor their environment. The U.S. Geological Service (USGS) set up an emergency operation at Akuktan School and the National Weather Service (NWS) turned to GLOBE students for measurements of wind and air temperature.  >>