Dr. Rich Baldauf, U.S. Embassy Warsaw Science Fellow from the EPA, and Izabela Misiewicz, US Embassy Warsaw, presented at a workshop for teachers who are running GLOBE programs at various schools throughout Poland. The workshop was designed to introduce the teachers to educational resources developed by the EPA for teaching about air pollution and its effects on health and the environment. The workshop was held at Microsoft’s offices in Warsaw who are working with GLOBE on methods to share data and technology resources for Polish teachers. Dr. Baldauf is from the EPA and his area of expertise is air quality.
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.
Announced by the U.S. Government on Earth Day in 1994, GLOBE launched its worldwide implementation in 1995. Today, the international GLOBE network has grown to include representatives from over 110 participating countries coordinating GLOBE activities that are integrated into their local and regional communities.
GLOBE is sponsored by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Department of State.