Means, B., Coleman, E., Lewis, A., Quellmalz, E., Marder, C., & Valdes, K. (1997). GLOBE Year 2 evaluation: Implementation and Progress. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.
Students, teachers, and scientists are collaborating worldwide in Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE). K-12 classrooms in dozens of countries are collecting data on their local environment and sharing that data with each other and with the scientific community through the World Wide Web. GLOBE views the Earth as a dynamic system, with special attention to mapping and understanding patterns in the arts of Atmosphere, Hydrology, Land Cover/ Biology, Soil, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). In addition learning activities have been developed for each investigation area to put the data activities into an educationally meaningful context.
Other than requiring careful adherence to the data collection protocols, GLOBE gives schools complete latitude in determining the grade levels and classes in which to implement the program, the educational activities to provide, and the way in which the program will fit into the local curriculum.