National News Briefs

November 23, 1994 1 min read

Global Science Program To Link Students Via Computer

More than 80 countries worldwide have expressed interest in a federal program designed to help students learn about their environment and build a global environmental data base.

The National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are sponsoring the project, Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment. Officials hope to launch the effort by April 22, the 25th anniversary of Earth Day.

Students will study the earth, air, and water of their region year-round, then report their findings back to a central group of scientists via the Internet. Visual images will then be forwarded to students for use in their classrooms.

More information or application materials are available from Thomas N. Pyke Jr., Director, The Globe Program, 744 Jackson Pl., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20503; (202) 395-6500. Information is also available on the Internet at

Wilsons Wanted: Westfield, N.J., has one--Woodrow Wilson Elementary School. Los Angeles has one, too--Woodrow Wilson High School.

Scattered around the nation are scores of schools named after the 28th President, and Frank J. Aucella wants to hear from every one of them. He is the curator of the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, where the former President lived after leaving the White House in 1921 until his death in 1924.

The home is now a museum owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. As the 75th anniversary of the end of Wilson’s Administration nears, museum officials are planning an exhibit, “Around the World with Woodrow Wilson.”

Mr. Aucella is seeking mementos--sports jerseys, band uniforms, photographs, or artwork--from each of the schools named for Wilson. The items will be returned on request at the end of the exhibit.

He hopes to hear from Wilson schools by Jan. 15. Write the Woodrow Wilson House, 2340 S St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008.

A version of this article appeared in the November 23, 1994 edition of Education Week as National News Briefs