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02/11/2014
Teacher Training Workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay
Twenty pre-service teachers preparing for careers in primary schools and secondary schools as well as biology and geography teachers from high schools throughout Uruguay, came together for a teacher training in Montevideo on 5-6 November 2013.  >>
11/25/2013
GLOBE Expands to Schools and Regions Throughout Peru
Multiple trainings were held in southern Peru in the month of October 2013 in the Region of Moquegua, at schools in Omate, Moquegua, and Ilo. The trainings focused on the use of GLOBE Atmosphere protocols with an emphasis on climate, using weather stations and equipment such as maximum / minimum thermometers provided by the Ministry of Environment. Teachers, students and municipal representatives participated in the hands-on training.  >>
11/22/2013
Creative New Use for Ski Poles in Finland
More than forty new and old participants in the GLOBE Program in Finland kicked off the new school year with an event at the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki. With the assistance of Senior Scientist Achim Drebs from the Finnish Meteorological Institute, the group transformed old ski poles into snow depth measurement sticks and learned how to use them to take scientific measurements of snow depth. This school year GLOBE schools in Finland will participate in a national snow depth measurement project, a project that can be adapted to all ages across the school curriculum.  >>
11/11/2013
GLOBE Training Workshop Brings the GLOBE Program To All Regions in Oman
A recent training workshop for Oman's GLOBE teachers and supervisors from 22 schools added ten new schools to the Sultanate's GLOBE Program. The Ministry of Education in Oman organized the five-day training event, held 6-10 October 2013. With the addition of these new schools, the GLOBE Program is now active in every region in Oman.  >>
11/07/2013
A History of GLOBE's Southernmost School - Ushuaia, Argentina
In Ushuaia, capital city of Tierra del Fuego Province in Argentina, also called "the southernmost city of the world", there is a GLOBE school with a long history in GLOBE achievements; this is Escuela Provincial Nº 1 Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (Provincial School No.1 Domingo Faustino Sarmiento). The city slogan is "Ushuaia, End of the World, Beginning of Everything."  >>
10/25/2013
Students Work to Improve Water Quality in Rijeka, Croatia
Three students from the Medical High School in Rijeka, Croatia took third place in the 2013 GLOBE Student Research Exhibition for their project "Water Quality and Revitalization Potential of the Mrtvi Kanal Channel" at the GLOBE Annual Meeting. Their research investigation concerned the channel of stagnant water running through the heart of Rijeka and close to their school. Their ultimate aim was to understand what could be done about it.  >>
10/22/2013
GLOBE Students Present Research Results at Third Meeting of Technical Secondary Schools in Mexico
Seventy-nine GLOBE Students from 13 Mexico City technical secondary schools gathered on 15 November 2012 to present research papers they wrote using GLOBE student data collected from 2009 to 2012. The event was held as part of the Third Meeting of Young GLOBE and took place at the Center for Technology Innovation in Education (CITE) of Mexico City.  >>
02/20/2013
GLOBE Peru Teams with Peace Corps to Expand GLOBE in the Region
Peace Corps has been active in promoting and supporting GLOBE since 1997 when Peace Corps Volunteers first served as GLOBE teachers in Kyrgyzstan and helped with the implementation of the program. This beneficial relationship is now developing in Peru, where the two organizations have joined hands.  >>
05/23/2012
North America Partners Collaborate at NSTA 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana
The 7th Annual GLOBE North America Partner Meeting brought together GLOBE leaders from Canada and the U.S. on 28 March 2012, continuing an eight year tradition of meeting in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference with the purpose of sharing their GLOBE implementation strategies and building strong collaborations across the region. Each year, the NSTA North America Regional Meeting takes place all day on Wednesday before NSTA officially begins.  >>
05/16/2012
GLOBE Bahrain Students Develop "Sense of Place" in 7th Annual Green Walk
On 29 December 2011 GLOBE Bahrain organized the 7th Annual GLOBE Green Walk event around the original theme "Sense of Place," which focused on the impact of climate change. Approximately three hundred students and teachers from 50 different GLOBE schools participated in the walk, in addition to Press and Cultural Attaché Public Affairs Office representative Brad J. Niemann and Media Coordinator Hind Abdulla Yousif from the U. S. Embassy.  >>