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The GLOBE PROGRAM
The GLOBLE PROGRAM

1. Providing a common platform to interact with the students and teachers on environmental issues.

2. Helping a lot in spreading and disseminating environmental knowledge and concepts to large number of people.

3. Providing “Hands-on Environmental Experience” on environmental concepts to the students to carry out various measurements.

4. Motivating students to learn about scientific protocols by performing environmental learning activities, which are already introduced as theory in the greened textbooks.
Regional Training Workshops
 
Two Teachers Training Workshops per state have been conducted, in which one teacher from each school attended the training programme. The selection of teachers and schools was done by the Nodal Officer in each state based on the criteria suggested by the Country Coordinator for the GLOBE Program.
 
Protocols on which the training was conducted:
 
  • Atmosphere: Cloud type and cloud cover, air temperature, amount of precipitation and its pH, Ozone, Haze etc.


  • Hydrology: Water transparency, temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity / salinity, alkalinity and nitrate-nitrogen of a water body etc.


  • Soil: Soil profile, measurements of soil moisture, carbonate content, soil temperature, soil fertility etc.


  • Land Cover: Vegetation, Tree Height and Tree Circumference, canopy cover estimation, interpretation of land-sat images etc.
 
GLOBE Data Reporting Workshop
 

Indian Environmental Society organized GLOBE Data Entry workshop during 17 – 18 June 2003 at Pune, Maharashtra.


Around 84 GLOBE Trained teachers from Maharashtra were provided with hands-on training of reporting GLOBE data through Internet.

 
GLOBE Master trainer from IES and GLOBE Country Coordinator – Shri R. Mehta, Advisor (MoEF) trained the participants during the Training Workshop.
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