Embassy Sponsors GLOBE Teachers’ Conference in Helsinki
September 21, 2007
On September 21, educators from around Finland gathered at the American Resource Center at the National Library in Helsinki to attend the GLOBE Teachers’ Conference. GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is a unique international program that brings education to life through hands-on scientific discovery about the Earth and its systems. Founded on Earth Day in 1995, GLOBE now involves over 20,000 schools in 109 countries, including 120 schools in Finland.
Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, Vaisala and the Finnish Board of Education, the Teachers’ Conference helped revitalize the GLOBE program in Finland by bringing together leading educators for a full-day conference that included numerous networking opportunities for educators.