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GLOBE PROGRAM IN KENYA

The GLOBE program started its operation in Kenya in 1997 after the signing of the bilateral agreement between the United States Government and the Kenya Government but remained inactive since 2000. In 2007, efforts have been made to revive GLOBE activities due to the immense benefits its offers to students, teachers, scientists and host country in inculcating inquiry-based learning in teaching and learning. In the  2012/2013, the Kenya National Space Secretariat (KNSS) adopted the GLOBE program as an outreach program to promote and sustain interest in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. 

We have held numerous teacher training and workshops to training teachers and scientists on the GLOBE protocols and going forward we are hoping to leverage on the GLOBE eTraining available on the GLOBE website to have more teachers get trained on GLOBE Protocols.  

GLOBE Teacher Training at CEMASTEA, Nairobi

We have been seeking partners to assist in the implementation of the GLOBE program and in equipping GLOBE schools with requisite equipment. We have established a partnership with the Trans-Africa Hydro-Meteorological Organization (TAHMO) in the April 2015 to install Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) in GLOBE Schools. By the end of 2015, TAHMO had installed over 25 automatic weather stations in GLOBE schools. The data from these stations can be accessed from this link and is available for the students to use for research. 

The GLOBE Africa Region office is spearheading a research initiative around Lake Victoria region (Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania) to study invasive species (hyacinth) using the GLOBE school to collect the data. Mark Brettenny, GLOBE Africa Regional Director, had secured a donation from YLACES for this initiative and came to Kenya from 13th-18th March 2016 to donate 3 hydrology kits (kenya batch) and conduct a 1-day GLOBE hydrology training on Thursday, 17th March 2016 for teachers from 3 GLOBE schools near Lake Victoria. During the week, he visited some of our GLOBE stakeholders and schools.  

On Friday, 19th February 2016 we hosted Dr. Erika Podest, a NASA/SMAP Scientist who visited two local GLOBE schools, Alliance Girls High School and St. Scholastica Catholic School where she talked about the SMAP/GLOBE partnerships and the SMAP protocol. GLOBE Kenya has been awarded a grant from Youth Learning As Citizen Environmental Scientists (YLACES), for 6 kits to enable GLOBE schools in the country take soil moisture measurements as well as participate on SMAP Satellite mission and GLOBE El Nino Measurement campaign. The Kits are in the process of being procured.

GLOBE Program (Kenya) is working with United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to promote citizen science. We were invited to participate in United Nation Evenronmental Assembly (UNEA) of UNEP pre-assembly forums;

  1. UNEP Science Forum Presentation: In this forum, a GLOBE School St. Scholastica Catholic Primary School team of four pupils; JoyAnn, Reagan, Soroh and Christine made a presentation on GLOBE Program, protocols and current initiatives in their school. 
  2. Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF): Charles Mwangi, the GLOBE Deputy Country Coordinator, participated in the GMGSF panel discussing "How Major Groups' Technical Expertise and Research, Citizen Science and Indigenous Knowledge Contribute to Advance the Monitoring of SDG Implementation. Mr. Mwangi discussed about "citizen science" in the relation on GLOBE Program.

We continue looking forward to welcoming more schools and partners to the GLOBE Program family in the country. Kindly contact Charles Mwangi (maina.charles@gmail.com) for more information on the GLOBE Program in Kenya.

   

 

 


02/23/2017
Teachers: Make a Video for GLOBE Earth Day!
The GLOBE Implementation Office will celebrate Earth Day 2017 on Friday 21 April with a special Google Hangout that will feature one video from each GLOBE region. Enter your video to be the one from your region!  >>

02/04/2017
Registration for the 21st GLOBE Annual Meeting is Now Open
We hope you will join us for our largest GLOBE gathering of the year in New Haven, Connecticut. Mark your calendars now for 30 July - 4 August 2017!  >>

10/01/2015
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Accepting Pre-proposals for Hollings Grants Program
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) is accepting pre-proposals for its 2015 Hollings Grants program. Pre-proposals are due 22 October 2015.  >>

10/01/2015
NASA SMAP Campaign for GLOBE Students Begins Today
In support of the Soild Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite mission, NASA has initiated a 7-month-long soil moisture measurement campaign, from 1 October 2015 through 30 April 2016, and invites GLOBE schools to participate.  >>

10/01/2015
Website Alert – GLOBE Website will be "Read Only" 3–5 October
Plan accordingly as you will not be able to log in to the GLOBE website during this time frame.  >>

Events


10/11/2015
GLOBE Hosts New Data Entry Challenge 11-17 October
GLOBE is hosting a new data entry challenge from 11-17 October 2015!  >>

10/01/2015
Soil Moisture Measurement Campaign
To support the SMAP satellite mission, NASA has initiated a 7-month-long Soil Moisture Measurement Campaign and invites GLOBE schools to participate. The SMAP Campaign begins 1 October 2015 and will be ongoing through 30 April 2016.  >>

09/24/2015
2015 Kilimanjaro Learning Xpedition
Since 2009, an international team of GLOBE scientists, teachers and students have been trekking to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to evaluate the evolving ecosystem of the largest freestanding mountain in the world.  >>

07/20/2015
19th Annual GLOBE Partner Meeting
The 19th GLOBE Annual Partner Meeting will be held in Los Angeles, California, USA. Reserve the dates: 20-24 July 2015.  >>

07/19/2015
Working Groups Meeting
GLOBE Working Groups in Science, Education, Evaluation, Technology will meet prior to the 19th GLOBE Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, on 19 July 2015.  >>

Organization Measurements and Accomplishments

Participation

  • 88 Teachers
  • 4 Pre-Service Teachers
  • 1,467 Data Entries
  • 54 Schools
  • 2,410 Students
  • 0 Honor Rolls

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