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04/15/2011
Teachers in Udaipur, India, Receive Field-Based GLOBE Training
The Indian Environmental Society, along with the support of the Public Affair Section of American Embassy in New Delhi, organized a GLOBE Teacher Training Workshop in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Teachers from various schools across the state of Rajasthan participated in this program from 27-30 January 2011.  >>
03/18/2011
Students in Japan Share GLOBE Experiences with Local Scientists
The 6th GLOBE Japan Student Conference was held from 17-19 December 2010 at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo. A total of 20 GLOBE schools took part in this event that allowed students to exchange ideas and share their experiences with GLOBE activities. Nineteen of the 20 participating schools were supported by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science, and Technology (MEXT). During the opening ceremony, participants received greetings from Mr. Mitsuhisa Hioki, MEXT School Inspector; Ms.Yasuko Muramatsu, Tokyo Gakugei University President; and Dr. Shuji Yamashita, GLOBE Japan Country Coordinator.  >>
01/24/2011
GLOBE Students Study Effects of Climate on Biodiversity in Hong Kong
Thirty students and teachers from GLOBE schools in Delhi, India, visited the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden in Hong Kong as well as the Hong Kong Wetlands Park as part of a Biodiversity Learning Expedition organized by the Regional Help Desk Office for GLOBE in Asia and the Pacific. The expedition, sponsored by the Indian Environmental Society (IES), actively involved students in GLOBE projects and activities covering Biodiversity Conservation.  >>
12/22/2010
GLOBE Continues to Grow in the Asia-Pacific Region
The Regional Office for GLOBE in Asia and the Pacific conducted a myriad of activities in 2010, ranging from student climate research events, hosting school visits by NASA officials, and growing the training team for the region.  >>
02/18/2010
From Earth's Atmosphere to the Deep Sea: Students and Teachers Collaborate in Thailand
On 6 - 14 January 2010, the Climate Change Education and Earth System Science (CES2) conference took place in Phuket, Thailand. GLOBE teachers and students participated in a variety of inquiry-based learning activities to inspire new ideas and develop relationships with peers and colleagues. Scientists and staff members investigated the relationship between clouds and climate, how seasons and biomes are changing around the world, and deep ocean ecosystems. The conference introduced innovative learning methods that teachers will implement into classroom projects.  >>
08/07/2009
Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting in India Draws Participants from 9 Countries
The GLOBE Asia – Pacific Consortium meeting took place in Agra, India on April 17th – 20th, 2009, and was attended by representatives and Country Coordinators from 9 (of 16) Asia-Pacific GLOBE countries: Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Maldives, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand. This was the first meeting in the region since the GLOBE Asia-Pacific Consortium was established in the Philippines in 2007.  >>
01/08/2009
Students in Punjab, India, Look to the Clouds with CloudSat
CloudSat, a NASA Earth observation satellite launched on 28 April 2006, is designed to study clouds and the role clouds and aerosols play in regulating Earth's weather, climate and air quality. CloudSat collects information about the vertical structure of clouds unavailable from other Earth observing satellites. Its data are improving our cloud models and providing a better understanding of human impact on the atmosphere.  >>
12/22/2008
Thai Students Work with Alaskan Seasons and Biomes Team
From 11-18 November 2008, Seasons and Biomes team members from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, --Dr. Elena Sparrow, Professor and Education Outreach Director of the International Arctic Research Center, Ms. Martha Kopplin, Education Outreach Specialist at the International Arctic Research Center, and Dr. Leslie Gordon Science, Math Education Specialist, Seasons and Biomes co-PI-- traveled to Thailand to conduct GLOBE workshops for Thai students, teachers and scientists, using Season and Biomes activities in development.  >>
01/09/2008
Sri Lankan GLOBE Club Develops Tools for Outreach and Collaboration
The official Web site of the GLOBE Club of Maliyadeva College in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka, was ceremoniously launched 5 December 2007 by Mr. R.M.M. Rathnayake, the Principal of the College. With guidance from the Ministry of Education and other GLOBE Clubs in Sri Lanka, the Maliyadeva GLOBE Club is the first to launch a Web site dedicated to furthering information about GLOBE activities in Sri Lanka.  >>
11/27/2007
Nepali Students Help Ensure Quality of Life in the Kathmandu Valley
The Bagmati River is the principal river of the Bagmati River Basin in central Nepal. Fed by springs, monsoon rainfall and a number of tributaries, the river originates in the north of Kathmandu Valley and flows on to North India, where it empties into the Ganges. For centuries it has been celebrated in music, poetry and literature because of the importance it holds in the cultural traditions of the Nepali people.  >>