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Izolda Trakhtenberg's Enthralling Education, LLC is a new Maryland GLOBE Partner
Affectionately called, "The Soil Lady," by students and colleagues, Izolda Trakhtenberg has worked in environmental education for over 20 years. Currently, she develops and conducts exciting science presentations for K-12 schools.  >>

Studying the Atmosphere in Elizabeth City, NC
In the summer of 2012 the Principal at Northeastern High School contacted the GLOBE Partnership and NASA Langley Research Center about becoming a GLOBE school. One of his teachers came to NASA Langley for a one-week GLOBE workshop, but unfortunately, that teacher switched schools just a few months later. Northeastern High School didn't want those instruments to go to waste, so the Principal again contacted NASA Langley for support. On January 18, 2013, during a teacher work-day, Jessica Taylor traveled to Elizabeth City, NC to train a couple of Northeastern High School's Earth Science Teachers. As Taylor entered the teachers' classroom she saw the big blue binder- the GLOBE Teacher's Guide. One of the teachers had been trained in 1996 and wanted to start taking data again. During this focused GLOBE Workshop, Taylor worked with the teachers to set up their Atmosphere Study Sites and trained the teachers in several Atmosphere Protocols, including: Clouds & Contrails, Air & Soil Temperature, Relative Humidity, Surface Temperature, Barometric Pressure, and Precipitation. Over the next month Taylor will meet the students through a Virtual Classroom Visit. She will be tracking their progress and help the teachers and students investigate their data. We welcome Northeastern High School into the GLOBE community! Northeastern High School is supported by the CALIPSO Mission through the GLOBE Atmosphere Investigations Program.  >>

The 17th GLOBE Annual Partner Meeting: 12 - 16 August 2013
The 17 th GLOBE Annual Partner Meeting to be hosted by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Partnership will be held 12-16 August, 2013. Be sure to mark your calendar.  >>

Image of the Week
"GLOBE is a flock of geese. They are all going in the same direction, they are all going together and they all know when they're there. They're all individuals but they have chosen to all go together for a common purpose."  >>

GLOBE Website News and Upgrades - January 2013
If you have participated in GLOBE in the last 16-years, chances are, there is a digital record of your involvement. The GLOBE Program Office (GPO) technical team has been migrating all of your user data and training records from the old GLOBE website to the current website. Phase one of this "bulk upload" of user data is now complete.  >>

GLOBE Program Office Closed on Monday 21 January
The GLOBE Program Office will be closed on Monday, 21 January 2013, in observance of Martin Luther King Day, a national holiday. The Community Support Team will address your email or phone message inquiries when they resume work on Tuesday, 22 January.  >>

Calling All Regions … Submit Your Story for The 2012 GLOBE Annual Review
The GLOBE Program Office (GPO) is requesting your help in compiling the 2012 Annual Review of GLOBE activities around the world. Ensure that you receive proper by informing your country coordinator of your GLOBE accomplishments in 2012.  >>

U.S. Dept. of Education Opportunity for Environmental Educators
The applications for 2013-2014 ED Washington and Classroom Teaching Ambassador Fellowships are now available and will close on January 29, 2013. Teaching Ambassador Fellows are outstanding teachers, with a record of leadership, strong communication skills, and insight into educational policy based in classroom expertise.  >>

Intensive Observing Periods (IOPs) in January
Participate in the GLOBE Student Climate Research Campaign (SCRC) by taking part in one of this month's Intensive Observing Periods (IOPs).  >>

GLOBE has 50,000 Friends on facebook
The GLOBE Program now has more than 50,000 Facebook friends and the number is growing exponentially day-by-day. This milestone means that people around the world are engaging with GLOBE content on a daily basis and they are sharing GLOBE content with their friends. Facebook is a key driver of traffic to the GLOBE website, trailing only Google as an outside referral source.  >>