Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is
a worldwide network of students, teachers and scientists working
together to study and understand the global environment. The GLOBE
goals are to increase environmental awareness of individuals throughout
the world, to contribute to a better scientific understanding of the
Earth, and to help all students reach higher levels of achievement in
science and mathematics.
The GLOBE program is hands-on. Students make environmental
observations at or near their schools, report their data to a GLOBE
processing facility, receive and use global images created from their
data, and study environmental topics in their classrooms. The data
acquired by students are used worldwide by environmental scientists in
their research to improve understanding of the global environment.
GLOBE is managed by an interagency team that includes the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science
Foundation (NSF), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the
Departments of Education and State. GLOBE leadership also includes
the Office on Environmental Policy and the Office of Science and
Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. NOAA is
the lead agency for GLOBE.
More information can be found on the WWW at http://www.globe.gov
[This information was obtained from the GLOBE WWW pages.]