U.S. Embassy Cairo and Government of Egypt Officially Launch the GLOBE Program to Promote Environmental Education and Scientific Literacy

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is pleased to launch the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Education and Technical Education at the Maadi STEM School for Girls today.

GLOBE is an international science and education initiative aimed at fostering environmental awareness, enhancing scientific understanding of the Earth, and improving student achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program connects students, teachers, researchers, and lifelong learners with a global community passionate about protecting the environment.

GLOBE participants in Egypt will have the opportunity to engage in Earth System Science research projects, including those led by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and explore various protocols, campaigns, and data initiatives. By collecting, submitting, and analyzing GLOBE data from around the world, learners will contribute to a deeper understanding of our planet’s ecosystems and climate patterns.

“We are excited to bring the GLOBE Program to Egypt and empower students to become active stewards of the environment,” U.S. Embassy Assistant Cultural Attaché Inga Litvinsky said during the launch ceremony. “Through GLOBE, we aim to inspire curiosity, promote scientific inquiry, and cultivate a sense of global citizenship among learners of all ages.” The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Education and Technical Education, has donated atmospheric tools to the Maadi STEM School for Girls, along with STEM schools in 6th of October, Obour, Alexandria, and Menoufia, so that students can begin to monitor for air quality and other atmospheric data. Dr. Aziza Khalifa, GLOBE Coordinator for the Government of Egypt, and two teachers attended the regional GLOBE conference in February 2024 in Amman, Jordan. The teachers will train other teachers in STEM schools on the know-how they learned.

More information about the GLOBE Program is available at globe.gov. To learn more about the education partnership between the United States and Egypt, visit eg.usembassy.gov. Follow @USEmbassyCairo on Facebook, X, and Instagram for more information about educational opportunities in the United States.

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