, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 77-84

GLOBE: A Worldwide Environmental Science and Education Partnership

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Abstract

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is a unique hands-on international environmental science and education program designed for use in schools in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Continually growing, GLOBE to date involves students in almost 5000 schools in over 60 countries around the world. GLOBE students take environmental measurements selected by the world science community so as to provide data useful for research into the dynamics of the Earth's environment. GLOBE data is reported using the Internet/World Wide Web. Data from GLOBE schools all over the world are used to produce vivid displays and contour maps as immediate feedback helping students to appreciate the impact and context of their efforts. Other features of the GLOBE Web site allow GLOBE students to communicate and collaborate with scientists and with other GLOBE students around the world.