This month, we at the GLOBE Program Office (GPO) in Boulder, Colorado are asking the worldwide GLOBE community one simple question: “Why do you do GLOBE?”. They have shared their answers with us by recording a short video (using a cell phone camera). Then they are uploading short video clips directly to our website. Here’s what we are learning: The reasons why people do GLOBE around the world is as diverse as the community who participates in the Program. And, now it’s your turn to join the fun.
When GLOBE students from around the world gathered at the 17th Annual GLOBE Partner Meeting in Maryland, USA (August 11-16) to share research and make new friends, a large group of female students from Croatia, Nigeria and the United States made an “I Do GLOBE” video in which they stated, “We do GLOBE because it brings us all together.” followed by laughter from the entire group and some on-lookers.
Ylliass Lawani, GLOBE Alumni from Benin, does GLOBE because he likes science, because he likes the environment and because he likes to smile. He didn’t know a program like GLOBE could teach him as much as it has and gave him the ability to practice leadership.
Maria Lorraine de Ruiz-Alma, Country Coordinator for the Dominican Republic and teacher at Notre Dame School, told us that she does GLOBE because she loves nature and by doing GLOBE, she can feed her curious mind with its wonders, understanding that we are part of a system that we can influence and where we share the responsibility to preserve and protect.
Dr. Jodi Haney, GLOBE U.S. Partner at Bowling Green State University, says she does GLOBE because we only have one Earth. She believes it is our responsibility to be good stewards of the earth, and a way to do that is through GLOBE. Monitoring the earth and sharing our collective observed data gives us all the ability to more fully understand the implications of our actions.
Now, we want to hear from you.
Step 1: Use your cell phone video camera and video tape yourself finishing this sentence: “I Do GLOBE because …”. Keep the video short; 30-seconds is perfect.
Step 2: Upload your video(s) to our website.
Be creative and have fun recording your video and let the world know why you Do GLOBE.
Suggested activity: Go to our webpage and watch the video we put together for you. It might inspire you or spark some ideas for the video you create. After you videotape your own video, upload it directly to the same page of our webiste