From Trinidad & Tobago to the GLOBE

Antoinette Lewis, a 13-year-old Scout of the 1st Goodwood Air Scout group, along with of her school colleagues and their Vice-Principal went to Killarney Ireland for a Globe Program.  These students would be responsible for representing Trinidad and Tobago at the GLOBE concurrence. Throughout the event the students were responsibly for representing their country and culture, while utilizing public speaking and interpersonal skills to present the environmental data of Trinidad and Tobago.

The acronym GLOBE stand for Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, The GLOBE Program is an international science and education program 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.

Here’s her account of the experience:

“We were interviewed by Tobago Channel 5 and Radio Tambrin, where we told them about the Globe Program and what they should expect from us going to Killarney Ireland to represent not only our school but Trinidad and Tobago at the conference.

We left Trinidad and Tobago on 29th May 2018, to head to Killarney Ireland, when we reached Ireland we had to take a bus to go to Killarney where the conference will be held. On the first day we had the Opening Ceremony where we got to register and met other people from around the world and we also got to parade around the Killarney community.

We had two cultural nights on one of which, we gave out memorabilia from our country. On the other night we had a presentation about our culture, for this event I had to wear my red black and white cultural clothing and perform a belle dance. We also had some field trips where they carried us out to different location to do our testing on the environment to see how healthy it really is. We also had another presentation where we had to present our information about the environment of Tobago. We took reading for the environment for a rural and urban area. We also had some free time where we got to explore Killarney and do some shopping. On the last day we said out farewells and exchange numbers before we heading back to our countries.”