Peter Falcon from CloudSat and Mark Brettenny from the Africa Regional Office undertook a roadtrip to promote both the CloudSat Education Network and the GLOBE Program in Africa.
The trip started with addressing the assembly at Bridge house School, http://www.bridgehouse.org.za in Stellenbosch. Bridge house invited the 5 local schools and an audience of about 1000 learners packed the facility for a much enjoyed presentation and many questions followed. (Pic 1) This was followed by a visit to the Sustainability Institute www.sustainabilityinstitute.net
The next leg of our trip took us to Mossel Bay where we presented to 3 Schools (Pic 2). Later the day we travelled to George where we had an Atmosphere refresher training and CloudSat training session with the GLOBE Teachers of the George region. (pic 3)
We then travelled to Johannesburg for a workshop with the 18 Department of Science and Technology adopted Schools. Teachers were brought in from all 9 provinces to participate. The Atmosphere protocol was taught at this one day modular teacher training workshop and the CloudSat extension. (pic 4)
What is GLOBE?
The GLOBE Program is an international environmental education project.
Schools gather environmental data and share it world-wide using the internet.