The G.L.O.B.E. Program (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment)

GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program that has expanding its activities since its start on Earth Day, 1995. There are currently schools in over 120 countries participating in environmenal data and exchange programs. World Class Learning Alliance has been involved with GLOBE Japan betweeen 1995 and 1997 in Yamanashi Japan, and in Georgia since 2002. We currently collect data using GLOBE protocols in our World Class Learning "Etowah River Critters Club" and at the Ridge Creek program in Dahlonega GA. Future plans include increasing the variety of GLOBE environmental data we collect as a part of the Ridge Creek Environmental Science credit awarded during the typical one month program. We are currently conducting macroinvertebrate sampling of the creek in a hemlock grove in the national forest that borders the Ridge Creek campus.