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12/09/2010
Teachers Represent GLOBE at International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference
The International Polar Year (IPY) Oslo Science Conference, the largest ever Global Impact Gathering, took place from 6-12 June 2010. The event included polar and climate scientists from all over the world, members of indigenous peoples from Scandinavia and Russia, dignitaries from Norway and other European countries including Crown Prince Haakon as well as Prince Albert of Monaco, young polar scientists from the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and many GLOBE community members including GLOBE Program Seasons and Biomes phenology scientist and U.S. Partner, Dr. Elena Sparrow, who also served on the overall conference organizing committee.  >>
11/19/2010
Aerosol Awareness Heightens at International African Dust Workshop
GLOBE Teachers from the United States, Mexico, Cameroon, and French Guyana gathered with other science educators and NASA Scientists in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, from 20-25 June 2010 to learn innovative ways to incorporate GLOBE Protocols into classroom-based environmental studies.  >>
11/12/2010
Stone Child College Leads GLOBE Tribal Initiatives
A GLOBE Partner since 2001, tribally-controlled community college Stone Child College (SCC) of the Chippewa-Cree Tribe offers degree and certificate programs of study. Located in Box Elder, Montana, the college primarily fulfills the educational needs of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.  >>
11/10/2010
Michigan Summit Prepares Teachers for Climate Research Project
A NASA-sponsored Climate Change Summit was held in Wayne, Michigan on 24 August 2010 to introduce Climate Change and Remote Sensing topics to the Wayne County community and invite teachers to participate in the Investing Climate Change and Remote Sensing (ICCARS) Project. ICCARS is a NASA-funded STEM education program for grade 8-12 teachers and students aimed at providing a working understanding of the science behind global climate change and its relationship to human activity, in particular its relationship to land-use and land-cover (LULC) changes on multiple scales through NASA data products and models.  >>
10/25/2010
GLOBE Latin America and the Caribbean Prepares for Student Climate Research Campaign
GLOBE leaders from 11 countries met 28 July through 2 August 2010 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to discuss student research initiatives focused on exploring climate change. Representatives from Argentina, The Bahamas, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Perú, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay focused on new opportunities posed by GLOBE's Earth System Science Projects (ESSPs) and the GLOBE Student Climate Research Campaign.  >>
10/18/2010
GLOBE Students from Ohio Invited to White House Science Fair
Three GLOBE students and their teacher, Melody Tsapranis, from Woodward High School in Toledo, Ohio, were invited to visit Washington D.C. on 18 October 2010 to attend the White House Science Fair hosted by President Obama.  >>
10/15/2010
2010 GLOBE Xpedition Returns to Kilimanjaro
On 21 September 2010, GLOBE Alumni, Scientists, Students, and Teachers arrived at the Xpedition Base Camp in Arusha, Tanzania, to prepare for the second annual GLOBE Africa and Seasons and Biomes Xpedition to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.  >>
09/01/2010
GLOBE Alumni Meet in Benin Republic
On Saturday, 5 June 2010, GLOBE Africa Alumni met on the campus of Abomey Calavi University in Cotonou, Benin Republic, in association with another GLOBE Alumni group created by Jeunesse et Developpement, to celebrate World Environment Day.  >>
08/19/2010
GLOBE Students Explore the Future of Water in 6th Annual Bahrain Scientist Fair
Held 4-6 April 2010, the 6th Annual Scientist Fair in the Kingdom of Bahrain explored one of the most serious challenges facing Arab Countries this century.  >>
08/11/2010
GLOBE Alumni in Estonia Lead 13th GLOBE Games & Expedition
On Monday, 2 August, 2010, the GLOBE community attending the 14th GLOBE Annual Partner Meeting and Professional Development Workshop in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, received a special surprise. GLOBE Estonia Country Coordinator Dr. Kaido Reivelt and Estonian GLOBE Alumni Janno Jõgeva and Laura Altin linked to the conference through Skype to talk about their 13th Annual GLOBE Games & Expedition Event taking place at the same time! Reivelt and his assistant, Mr. Karli Kütt, also a former GLOBE student and graduate student with a degree in physics, planned the overall event.  >>