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July 2014 GLOBE News Brief

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El Niño's Complex Link to the Monsoon

The monsoon in India is sure to be a topic of conversation among participants of the GLOBE Learning Expedition (GLE) in New Delhi next month. The latest prediction from JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), which carefully monitors the Asian monsoons, is for below-average rainfall, due to the El Niño effect. Read more here.

-photo credit Associated Press


GLOBE Learning Expedition (GLE)

GLE and 18th Annual Partner Meeting

The GLE is less than one month away. Have you registered to join the GLOBE community in New Delhi? 
Last call!

Alignment Webinars in July

Mark your Calendar: Three GLOBE and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Alignment Webinars in July:

Date: 29 July (all three webinars) 

Time: 2 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time/ N. America)
GLOBE and NGSS Alignment for K-12 Educators  
Time: 3 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time/ N. America)
GLOBE and NGSS Alignment for GLOBE Partnerships and Trainers
Time: 5 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time/ N. America)
Lessons Learned - Developing the Alignment between the Next Generation Science Standards and GLOBE

For details on all three webinars and the time zone conversion tool, click here.


Newest GLOBE Star - Oman Hosts Its First GLOBE Science Fair

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The third annual GLOBE Student Gathering in Oman took place on 8 May 2014 in Muscat. Two hundred students, 23 teachers, and 11 supervisors took part in the event to select the winners of the first competition of science studies in Oman. The first and second place winners will be sent to India to participate in GLOBE Learning Expedition (GLE) in New Delhi, from 3-8 August 2014. Read more here.

Sponsor News

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On 2 July 2014, NASA successfully launched its first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) begins a minimum two-year mission to locate Earth's sources and sinks of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Enjoy this fascinating video, of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2.

Community Spotlight

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Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Elena Bautista Sparrow and a grant from the National Science Foundation, 5 international GLOBE alumni will be attending the GLOBE Learning Expedition next month. Read more about Elena Sparrow, research professor and education outreach director of the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, here.

photo credit: University of Alaska at Fairbanks School of Natural Resources & Extension (SNRE) Information Services


Congratulations to the seven GLOBE countries celebrating anniversaries of successful GLOBE implementation during the month of July:

Tunisia - 19 years
27 July 1995

Gambia - 18 years
12 July 1996

Trinidad and Tobago - 18 years
16 July 1996

Peru - 17 years
10 July 1997

Bahamas - 14 years
12 July 2000

Nigeria - 12 years
15 July 2002

Mauritania - 10 years
06 July 2004  

Partner News

GLOBE welcomes 3 new U.S. Partnerships to the GLOBE family:

  • St. Vrain Valley School District in Colorado;
  • The Global STEM Center in Massachusetts; and
  • Berks Conservancy and Environmental Exploration Center in Pennsylvania.

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News Topics: News Briefs type: globe-news

News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office