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Podcast about GLOBE Day 2017 from swissinfo

swissinfo.ch did a marvelous job of profiling GLOBE Day last March, including interviews with students Hermann, Jiahua, and Alex, as well as Dan Patton, John Francis, Chris McOwen, and myself. It’s a delightful 11-minute listen. Swiss news in 10 languages PODCAST: A new kind of school science fair By Celia Luterbacher in Leysin SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES […]

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Caving with the Middle School

Last weekend LAS Middle School students discovered their local mountains from the inside out. These limestone hills are riddled with caves–you might say it’s like Swiss cheese set in stone. We hiked from Les Fers (a favorite winter ski hangout) uphill to a couple of short caverns. In the first one we could stand up […]

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GLOBE Day 2016

Where on the globe were you last Saturday? The world’s coolest place to be on March 12 was in LAS’s Grande Salle, where the second annual GLOBE Day science fair showcased almost 30 science and social studies projects from LAS students in 8th, 9th, and 11th grades. Students presented the fruits of their hard work […]

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