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2012 Kilimanjaro Xpedition

Starting September 23rd to October 1st, take your students on the adventure of a lifetime. Join the Xpedition of GLOBE Students, Alumni & Scientists and attempt to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, thetallest mountain in all of Africa without leaving your classroom.

Join fellow GLOBE students and educators along with Dr. Kenji Yoshikawa, University of Alaska Fairbanks, one of the world's leading authorities on permafrost research, as they share eyewitness accounts of the unique ecological community of Kilimanjaro and compare previous research to examine the effects of climate change that threaten the entire ecosystem of this World Natural Heritage Site.

From your own community, contribute scientific measurements and biome descriptions to compare with those on the mountain as well as others following the journey from around the world.

GLOBE Teachers and Students will be invited to interact with Xpedition Members, via e-mail while on the mountain. The Team will answer questions about their research as well as their experiences climbing the tallest free standing mountain on earth.

New features to the Xpediton web site this year include advanced 3D Google Earth Tours of the mountain as well as daily video blogs that include updates and GLOBE protocol demonstrations. The Xpedition will tell the stories of shifting biomes and shrinking glaciers of Mt. Kilimanjaro, located near the equator in Africa. This connection will help young people understand the implications of global climate change in a fundamentally different way than available through classroom study alone.

To Follow the Adventure and For more information see the Xpedition
website www.xpeditiononline.com


Info Poster (396 KB)

Itinerary (327 KB)

Registration form (326 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions (88 KB)

What is GLOBE?
The GLOBE Program is an international environmental education project.
Schools gather environmental data and share it world-wide using the internet.

Find out more at www.globe.gov
GLOBE Africa (22 participating countries) is one of the 5 regions of the international GLOBE program (110 countries).

GIAC Chairman:
Mr. Mark Brettenny (South Africa)

For more information go to the international website:

Collaborating Organizations in Africa: