Accession Number : ADA524207


Title :   A Review of Global Learning & Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)


Corporate Author : EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a524207.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program was first announced on Earth Day, April 22, 1994. The fundamental idea of GLOBE was to engage students in science through participation in scientific activities in their local environments. This idea was realized with the launch of the GLOBE interagency program on Earth Day the next year. In its early years, GLOBE's pooling of resources among the agencies expanded GLOBE's reach. From 1995-2002 GLOBE drew from the Department of State (DOS), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and National Science Foundation (NSF) resources and engaged primary and secondary students in hands-on data collection and analyses of the environment and the earth system. The strong national and international GLOBE community that emerged during GLOBE's early years buttressed the impact of declines in agency participation levels later. Congress asked the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to conduct a thorough review of the program. This review is focused on GLOBE's viability and interagency management and is not an assessment of GLOBE's educational achievements and outcomes. The administration is considering modifications to GLOBE's current and near term activities. These include incorporation of new technologies, integration of climate education with agency environment and climate change programs, expanded outreach, and sustained interagency GLOBE involvement from NOAA, NASA, NSF and other agencies. Strong formalized interagency leadership of GLOBE is critical to its future success.


Descriptors :   *STUDENTS , *SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , *INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , MANAGEMENT , EDUCATION , ECOLOGY , PLANNING , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING , LEADERSHIP , ENVIRONMENTS , AGREEMENTS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE