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Beta Testers Wanted
Thank you to all who offered to participate in the Beta testing process of the new GLOBE website. The GLOBE Program Office (GPO) staff is reviewing entries and will announce five winners in our March e-newsletter. To participate, send an email to by 20 February and tell us why you should be a Beta tester. We are looking for compelling stories––so be creative.  >>

Sneak Peek: The GLOBE Website in Action … Online Now
The new GLOBE website is coming soon––but you can see it now via the recent webinar: How to Engage in the Student Climate Research Campaign. The webinar provides an online demonstration of how the new GLOBE website works. To take the tour, click here.  >>

GLOBE Remembers Dr. Andy Tasker
On Monday, 30 January, a celebration of the life of Dr. Andy Tasker was held in Coventry, England. The room could barely hold the many friends who came from far and wide to pay tribute to this remarkable man. Here at the GLOBE Program Office, we recognize, honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Tasker (Andy, as he preferred to be called) and his longstanding commitment to stewardship of the Earth.  >>

GLOBE Website Update
In an effort to make the transition from the current GLOBE website to the new website as smooth as possible, the GLOBE technical team will extend the Beta test period by a few weeks. This will allow GLOBE to properly evaluate the initial (Stage 1) Beta test results.  >>

Enter your GLOBE Student Research Project in the 2102 INESP Olympiad
The 2012 International Environment and Sustainability Olympiad (INESP) will take place in Ultrecht, The Netherlands, from 9-15 June. Students between 13-and-18-years-old are welcome to participate in the Olympiad by presenting research projects that examine innovative solutions for environmental issues. GLOBE student research projects make ideal projects for entry into the INESP.  >>

16th Annual GLOBE Partner Meeting
You are invited to the land of 10,000 lakes – Minnesota, USA – for the 16th Annual GLOBE Partner Meeting. The National Center for STEM Elementary Education at St. Catherine University will host the 2012 GLOBE Partner Meeting from 16–20 July. The theme of this year's meeting is GLOBE and STEM: Building a Global Community of Citizen Scientists.  >>

Celebration of the Life of Andy Tasker
Arrangements have been made for a gathering of Andy's friends and family in a ceremony of remembrance. Friends of Andy are invited to attend. 1/23/2012 16:00 MST - Arrangements have been made for a gathering of Andy's friends and family in a ceremony of remembrance. Friends of Andy are invited to attend. 10am on Monday 30th January 2012 at: Charter Chapel Canley Garden Crematorium Cannon Hill Road Coventry CV4 7DF UK  >>

GLOBE Director Dr. Andy Tasker Passes Away
It is with tremendous sadness and a heavy heart that the GLOBE Program announces the passing of its Director, Dr. Andy Tasker. Tasker, 60, died 16 January 2012 in the United Kingdom after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Linda Lockhart, and sons Paul and Stephen.  >>

GLOBE Europe+Eurasia 2012 Annual Conference
The GLOBE Europe+Eurasia 2012 Annual Conference will be held from 10-14 June, in Ultrecht, the Netherlands. GLOBE country coordinators, trainers, scientists, government points of contact and other strategic partners will come together to discuss strategies for development in the region. Professional development workshops, social activities and visits to the INESP Sustainability Olympiad, an international event that will highlight the environmental research projects of students from around the world, will be provided.  >>

Video Competition for Earth Day 2012
Are your students investigating climate? Your students could share with the world the fabulous climate science they are doing by simply submitting a video. GLOBE needs your student videos documenting students exploring and investigating their local climate using GLOBE protocols and learning activities. A montage of winning clips that GLOBE will be putting together to create Students Exploring Climate, which will premier on the GLOBE website on 22 April 2012, Earth Day.  >>