Davitt College Castlebar was one of only 13 schools in the country to be chosen to run the International GLOBE Programme in 2018/2019.The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Programme is an international science and education programme that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. Announced by the U.S. Government on Earth Day in 1994, GLOBE launched its worldwide implementation in 1995. GLOBE brings together students, teachers, scientists and community members to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system, and to better understand, sustain, and improve Earth’s environment at local, regional, and global scales.
Transition Year students in Davitt College will record weather conditions; air pressure, rainfall, cloud cover and temperature over a three month period and upload their results to GLOBE. This prestigious opportunity allows students to really understand our weather conditions and the impact on climate change while informing scientists around the world of weather conditions here in Castlebar.