GLOBE: NASA program relaunches in Paraguay

On Tuesday, February 21, at 9:00 AM, the US Embassy, ​​the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Scientific Society of Paraguay, and the Benjamin Franklin American Corner will relaunch the GLOBE Program Observations in Benefit of the Environment) in Paraguay. The event will be held at the premises of the Scientific Society of Paraguay and will be followed by a two-day training workshop for public and private school teachers and schools.

In 2000, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, representing the United States; And the Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Environment Secretariat, representing Paraguay; Signed a cooperation agreement to promote knowledge of the environment, contribute to scientific knowledge, and improve school performance in the areas of science and mathematics in Paraguayan schools.

The GLOBE Program is sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), with the support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the State Department .

Last year, Dr. Anthony Murphy, Director of the GLOBE program, internationally known for his work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, visited the country with the aim of motivating the protection of the environment Environment, and raising awareness of climate change through learning activities that foster change in the local community.

About the GLOBE Program

GLOBE is a scientific and educational program that brings together students, teachers and scientists around the world to study the environment. The GLOBE program has an international network of elementary, middle and high school students who study aspects of the environment, take environmental measurements, and exchange environmental data with each other and scientists around the world.