National Training Workshop on the Globe Program will take
place August 4-6 at School No. 89 “Alfredo Nobel”
in Canelones. The workshop is part of the implementation
of the Globe Program in Uruguay, which started in 1995 as
a result of an agreement between Uruguay and the United
States. Fourteen new schools will join the 12 schools, which
have already implemented the Program as part of a project
carried out by Fundación Ciudad de Montevideo under
the auspices of the Fund for the Americas.
The opening ceremony of the workshop was
held on August 4 at 9:00 pm. at the Colonia de Vacaciones
of the National Council of Primary Education. US Embassy
officials as well as representatives from the Minister of
Housing, Land Use, Planning and Environment, National Council
of Primary Education, ANTEL and participant schools attended
this event. During the ceremony the Embassy delivered laboratory
supplies and equipment as well as the computer needed to
carry out the project at schools.
GLOBE is an inter-institutional program
of the NASA, the National Foundation of Science and the
Department of State, and works together with schools, universities
and non-governmental organizations.
The Program is designed for pre-school to
secondary school students who measure environmental parameters
and send them to a vast database in the Internet (<http://www.globe.gov>).
This allows interaction between environmental and technological
aspects. Globe’s ultimate objective is to contribute
to the study and observation of world environment, therefore,
fostering environmental awareness. Students in more than
14,000 schools in 106 countries participate in the Globe