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12/19/2012
Madagascar Celebrates 15 Years with GLOBE
Madagascar recently celebrated its 15th Anniversary with the GLOBE Program at a national teacher training event. Organized by the national environmental organization, "National Action for Education for Sustainable Development" (ANEDD), 25 participants attended the event. In addition to the celebration, the day was comprised of various presentations and brainstorming for ideas to help increase student involvement in environmental studies.  >>
12/18/2012
Tradition Rolls on in Czech Republic with 15th Annual GLOBE Games
In 2012, the Czech Republic held its 15th Annual GLOBE Games. The event took place in the picturesque town of Litomyšl, Czech Republic and was hosted by GLOBE Partner organization the TEREZA Association, along with Gymnázium Aloise Jiráska (the Grammar School) in Litomyšl. The theme of this year's Games was "We Have Been Rolling It Together for 15 Years."  >>
12/18/2012
Second Annual Latin American Educator's Academy Integrates GLOBE in Costa Rica
Twenty-six hardworking and spirited educators from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay participated in a week-long field course in Costa Rica in June 2012 led by Ecology Project International (EPI), a U.S.-based non-profit education organization. The field experience, part of the Second Annual Latin American Educator's Academy, was integrated with a GLOBE teacher training workshop in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.  >>
12/13/2012
Europe and Eurasia Tree Ring Project in Full Swing
Approximately one year after its beginning, the second phase of the Tree Ring Project commenced with a workshop held on 19-22 September in Pisek, Czech Republic. Sixty five teachers and principals attended from 24 schools including ten from Norway, eight from Croatia and six from the Czech Republic. The Tree Ring Project began in 2011 as a part of the GLOBE Student Climate Research Campaign. Schools in Croatia, Czech Republic, and Norway are working together with scientists over a two-year period to study tree rings and learn how to extract climatic information from these markings.  >>
12/12/2012
GLOBE Students from India, Thailand and the U.S. Assemble at a Science Festival in New Delhi
On 29-31 October 2012, the GLOBE Asia and the Pacific Regional Help Desk Office and the Indian Environmental Society organized a GLOBE Science Festival at Vishwa Yuvak Kendra (World Youth Center), New Delhi, that brought together approximately 2,000 students and teachers from GLOBE schools in India, Thailand, and the United States.  >>
12/11/2012
Ohio Students Explore Antarctic Climate Change through Local Atmosphere Study
Major climate changes are occurring at exceeding rates in the Antarctic. Ice shelves are breaking up and temperatures have increased within the last 50 years. Many are unaware of these Antarctic climate changes and not many resources are provided to educate the general public. Dr. Ryan L. Fogt, Assistant Professor of Geography-Meteorology at Ohio University and Director of the Scalia Laboratory for Atmospheric Analysis, oversees a GLOBE project that aims to educate 7th and 8th grade Earth Science classes in Southeastern Ohio about the Antarctic climate changes.  >>
12/04/2012
Atmosphere Training in Finland Increases GLOBE Student Involvement
On 11 October 2012, a one day GLOBE training workshop was held in Helsinki, Finland. The workshop, which covered basic GLOBE atmosphere protocols including clouds and contrails, precipitation, water vapor, air temperature, and surface temperature, aimed to build capacity in Finland for the benefit of GLOBE students.  >>
11/30/2012
Bahrain Equips New GLOBE Teachers through Methodical Training
GLOBE Bahrain hosted many noteworthy events in 2012, beginning with a two-fold training workshop to teach new GLOBE teachers integration methods for using scientific protocols in their classrooms.  >>
11/02/2012
Symposium Raises Urban Lake Awareness in Sri Lanka
GLOBE India and GLOBE Sri Lanka recently came together for the International Workshop and Symposium on Urban Lake Monitoring and Management. Held at Sri Lanka's University of Peradeniya, a group of 50 GLOBE teachers and other participants gathered to hear researchers present papers on urban lake monitoring.  >>
11/01/2012
GLOBE Students from Costa Rica Win First Prize in Biociencia 2012 Fair
Many public high schools in Costa Rica utilize their campus science club as a platform for the development of GLOBE hydrology investigations that encourage scientific thinking through inquiry-based research methods including data collection and analysis. Students use these data to explore environmental problems within their local communities.  >>