Founded in 2001, GLOBIO is an education nonprofit organization.
GLOBIO’s aim is to engage children in how to make respectful, conscious decisions about the planet in which they live and to understand how they can make a difference in environmental quality and biodiversity issues. We deeply believe that people, especially children, no matter what nationality, share similar concerns and interests about the world, and that their participation is fundamental to the responsible management of Earth’s limited resources. But first, people must understand their place in the global community and environment and the effects of their actions — and that is GLOBIO’s role.
Over the past 17 years we have expanded our education activities and now reach children, adults, educators, community outreach leaders with content and resources for exploring our shared world.
Evolving GLOBIO: The Power of Visual Storytelling
Over the past decade digital and communication tools have dramatically changed the formal and informal education landscape. Many educational resources have erupted and evolved to engage children and other learners. What has not altered is the need for high quality well illustrated content. GLOBIO’s Board of Directors in 2013 decide our focus should be on creating that content, and work to create partnerships to use that content. Launched in 2017 we launched Apes Like Us on YouTube, the first of these focus content creating efforts. In less than five months content on the new channel has been seen by over 85,000 people.
Our objectives are, working with award-winning photographers, film-makers, graphic artists, GIS specialists and musician, to create multimedia tools and resources that connect to and inspire all learners about the environment, to other people, and to actions they can take to manage our planet’s shared resources wisely.