Omani students participate in GLOBE program in Jordan

Muscat: Omani students are participating in a number of research projects in the field of the environment at the regional conference of the GLOBE program held in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

With the aim of reviewing the research projects of students from regional countries in the field of environment, and training students and teachers in the field of scientific research in accordance with global strategies, and the use of twenty-first century skills, it continues until February 8th.

Research projects on treating polluted water using organic materials using nanotechnology, and the impact of Hurricane Shaheen on well water contamination in the state of Suwaiq, aimed to study the wells damaged by the hurricane that contain E.COLI bacteria.

This study was able to determine the most important reasons for the presence of this bacteria in Wells, and the most important recommendations for reducing them, in addition to a comparative study entitled “Analysis of the growth factors of the Arjun fungus in Buraimi Governorate,” which aimed to investigate the characteristics of the fungus, the appropriate conditions that contribute to or affect its growth, how to preserve this fungus, and the mechanism for investing it economically in agriculture.

It is noteworthy that the Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Ministry of Education, signed an agreement of understanding for environmental cooperation in December 2009 with the GLOBE program, which is supervised by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and was established in 1994.

It is a global educational program concerned with environmental science and education, and seeks to increase students’ awareness. issues affecting the global environment, enhancing the progress of students’ academic achievement in science, mathematics and geography, and cooperating in monitoring operations at the international level for the benefit of the Environment Programme.

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