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11/11/2015
Participating in the Surface Temperature Field Campaign: Green Walls and “Surf” at the Notre Dame School in the Dominican Republic
At that time, Mrs. María de Ruiz-Alma from the Dominican Republic asked Dr. Czajkowski if urban schools could compare the temperature of their paved playgrounds given that they do not have grassy areas. The idea started a worldwide campaign and the results where unsettling ...  >>
12/20/2012
Students Share the Science Behind Culinary Favorites in Regional Food Project
At the 2012 LAC Regional Meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, a new collaboration was created, allowing students from three different countries to connect and share foods from their respective countries. GLOBE Country Coordinator for the Dominican Republic, Ms. Lorraine de Ruiz-Alma, and Peruvian Master Trainer Ms. Claudia Caro, organized the regional Food Project by extending the invitation to teachers from Cuzco, Peru; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and Ushuaia, Argentina. Students were asked to study plants and foods that are indigenous to their countries and share their findings through a Skype conference with their peers in a different country.  >>
06/19/2012
Extraordinary Enthusiasm for The GLOBE Program in The Dominican Republic!
"This was one of the most important events for the GLOBE Program in the Dominican Republic since its introduction 15 years ago," proclaimed GLOBE Country Coordinator Lic. María Lorraine de Ruiz-Alma. Thanks to the support of the Franklin Center of the United States Embassy, teachers from all over the country were united in Santo Domingo on for a 3-day professional development event on 28-30 May 2012 that captured the attention of the Dominican educative community. A few days before, a Regional Meeting including GLOBE Coordinators from 15 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as a training seminar for trainers and master trainers, took place.  >>
09/07/2007
Students from the Dominican Republic Present GLOBE Program at Model United Nations in New York City
A high school delegation from Notre Dame School, a GLOBE school in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, won Best Position Paper and Honorable Mention at the Model UN held from 18-22 April 2007 in New York City. Their paper and presentation focused on strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to create sanctions against companies that do nothing to diminish greenhouse gases.  >>