Stars and STEM Stories


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.  >>
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.  >>
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."  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
Choctaw Tribal Chief Visits GLOBE Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA
GLOBE was honored to be visited by Choctaw Tribal Chief Phillip Martin on May 7, 1997, and to have an opportunity to discuss plans for implementing GLOBE at eight Choctaw Tribal Schools in Mississippi. This partnership represents the first institutional involvement of Native American schools in the program. Under the leadership of Chief Phillip Martin, this initiative will become a model for involving other Native American Tribes in the GLOBE Program.  >>
GLOBE Star of Argentina, Earthday 1998
GLOBE schools in Argentina celebrated Earth Day with a special guest, Dr. John Francis. A U.N. Goodwill Ambassador and a partner in the GLOBE Program, Dr. Francis has been walking throughout South America to talk with school children about the environment.  >>
GLOBE in Peru
Students in Peru are celebrating Earth Day with a special presentation at the TECHNOTRON fair in Lima, the capital city. The students from Fanning Secondary School will be taking practice measurements in maximum, minimum, and current temperature. Fanning will begin GLOBE activities at their school in May, as will five other Peruvian schools.  >>
25. Zakladni Skola Ekolog. Praktikum Uzel, Liberec, Czech Republic
GLOBE students who are part of the club called "Uzlici" at 25. Zakladni Skola, Ekolog. Praktikum Uzel in Liberec, Czech Republic, have already made a big impact on their community. Thanks to these GLOBE students, the town of Liberec, which is located in North Bohemia, now recycles batteries. GLOBE students made and decorated their own recycling bins as pictured to the left from plastic bottles, and provided them to stores throughout Liberec. They also arranged for a company to collect and recycle the batteries.  >>