Extractions: Founded in part by the Cincinnati Zoo, this Web site is a companion to a local radio show that aims to provide fun, bite-sized pieces of information on nature and wild creatures. Listen to experts on RealAudio files or read background information on topics like the cheetah, bird migration, or rain forests. The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology provides an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology. The majority of the animals are mammals. Special topics related to mammals include skulls, hair, locomotion, mammary glands, teeth, and marsupials. Many entries include photographs and sound clips. Animal groups included are mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, sharks, bony fishes, mollusks, arthropods, and echinoderms.
EduHound.com - Weekly Spotlight Archives 2001-2002! of Earth Day arts and crafts activities and links Guide From the Cornell Laboratoryof ornithology. for anyone who wants to create collaborative projects for http://www.eduhound.com/weeklyspotlight2001-02archives.cfm
Extractions: The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports - The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS) serves as a catalyst to promote, encourage and motivate Americans of all ages to become physically active and participate in sports. They place a special emphasis on programs to help our nation's youth lay the foundation for active and fit lives.
Projects who are interested in student collaborative work Interesting yearround activitiesare provided developed by the Cornell Laboratory of ornithology, with funding http://www.cyberbee.com/proj.html
Extractions: Global SchoolNet The Global SchoolNet Foundation organizes, manages, and facilitates projects for schools. Their HILITES archives and mailing list keeps educators up-to-date on project ideas. The project registry allows schools to register upcoming events in which others might want to participate. Projects range from videoconferencing to e-mail only. If you want to participate with CUSeeMe schools, there is a whole section devoted to those who have the CUSeeMe software. Global SchoolHouse The Global SchoolNet is part of the Global SchoolNet Organization. It is designed to build an online community. I*EARN (International Education and Resource Network) This nonprofit organization creates structured projects that facilitate engaged learning and youth making a difference on an International scale. Project areas include interdisciplinary topics such as the environment/science, art/literature, and social studies/politics. Some examples of past projects are the Holocaust/Genocide, the Building Wells for Clean Water in Nicaragua, and the Planetary Notions, an environmental newsletter.
Extractions: Skip Navigation You Are Here ENC Home Web Links Science Topics Advanced ... Frequently Asked Questions Find detailed information about thousands of materials for K-12 math and science. Read articles about inquiry, equity, and other key topics for educators and parents. Create your learning plan, read the standards, and find tips for getting grants. Use science topic words to find web sites with lesson plans and activities. Space for species
Extractions: Skip Navigation You Are Here ENC Home Web Links Student/Classroom Projects and Investigations ... Frequently Asked Questions Find detailed information about thousands of materials for K-12 math and science. Read articles about inquiry, equity, and other key topics for educators and parents. Create your learning plan, read the standards, and find tips for getting grants. Webquests, collaborative classroom projects, or web-based units for students to use on their own. Web Links: Analyzing numeric and geometric patterns of paper pool
EXP ANDING THE C AKE snapshot of the. activities with business relevance, providing value cussion of marketable solutions, targeted activities. for the idea of collaborative research between com http://www.eurescom.de/~pub/about-eurescom/message02_2001/message02_2001.pdf
Examples Of Online Projects On The AE Web Site by the Cornell University Lab of ornithology, and is aimed at lower grades, but someactivities would work use the Internet as a collaborative, interactive tool http://www.accessexcellence.org/21st/TE/AO/examples.html
Extractions: Allele Project Sponsored by TAFE, an adult education organization in Australia, this project surveys the frequency of one trait each year. Last year it was mid-digital hair. Boreal Forest Watch A collaboration of Canandian classrooms (Manitoba and Saskachewan) to study the boreal ecosystem and atmosphere. Cold Spring Harbor Student Allele Database allows students to share PCR data on their own DNA (alu inserts in the TPA-35 gene) and perform statistical tests comparing it with data collected in other human populations. Schools and districts may become members of the program for a cost. Teachers attend a workshop ($250) and places are limited. Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Citizen Science Pigeon Watch Students test hypotheses about the evolution of plummage colors by surveying the frequencies of 7 plummage types in local pigeon flocks. Observations of the courstship behavior of the pigeons investigate sexual selection. The data is processed by the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, and is disseminated to participating classes. A summary may be read online. Materials cost $15. Feeder Watch Participants record the species visiting their feeders to monitor the health of natural populations. Materials cost $15.
Extractions: The State of Kerala in India has long been acclaimed universally for its unique development profile, characterised by achievements in the fields of literacy, education and health care, inspite of a low level of per capita income. But, the "Kerala Model" development has still to grapple with issues like rejuvenation of industries from slow pace of progress and those related to sustainable development, among others. Government of Kerala has also formulated a new industrial policy so as to make the State investment friendly and to ensure a nine percent average annual industrial growth. In the process of promoting integrated sustainable development, the Centre also concentrate on serious empirical research on industrial energy demand/consumption aspects. Two such programmes presently in progress are: While housekeeping measures and energy conservation efforts to a certain extent reduce energy consumption, there is no better approach than achieving energy efficiency through pre-implementation design efforts. EMC by way of conducting energy efficiency studies identifies integrated energy efficient design systems for existing industries to reduce total energy costs. For new industrial projects coming up in the State, EMC provide cost-effective, energy efficient and environmentally sound technologies specific to the end-use application. Necessary support systems for providing integrated energy services, include a good data base on energy efficient technology and process systems and equipments.
Cornell Lab Of Ornithology: Job Openings Cornell Lab of ornithology Occasionally we Demonstrated success in collaborativeenvironments, including responsibilities integrating activities of multiple http://birds.cornell.edu/positions/
Extractions: For a more complete listing of ornithological jobs around the country, see the OSNA Job List Current Job Openings: Title: Research Aide III (Bioacoustics) University Title: Research Aide III, Band C, non-exempt 1 year term appt w/possible extension Description: Requirements: For more information about this position, contact Connie Gordon at 607-254-2408 or firstname.lastname@example.org Title: Electrical Systems Engineer (Bioacoustics) University Title: Research Support Specialist I, Band E, exempt - annual appointment w/possible reappointment Description: Design, construct, test and deploy data acquisition tools. In decreasing order of importance, this activity includes: electronic design and fabrication (utilizing CAD software), creating software for microcontrollers and desktop computers, and mechanical design and fabrication.
Bookmarks For Carol Gutting Lightspan Global Schoolhouse collaborative learning projects Also find funtimeactivities, karaoke sing ecology, native americans, ornithology, social skills http://mail.wsd3.k12.co.us/~guttingc/currweb.htm
Teaching And Animals: Collaboratives the Cornell Laboratory of ornithology, with funding is an ongoing worldwide collaborativeproject, written Research Projects for high school level activities. http://teachingandanimals.vview.org/collab.html
Extractions: This symbol indicates the latest additions. Collaboratives In collaboratives, students join together via the Internet to solve, research or document a problem or to share information. Collaboratives are constantly being created and some are only offered for a certain period of time. Also included in this section are collaborative research projects that students can participate in, though the project is not necessarily designed for the classroom. Classroom FeederWatch is a research and interdisciplinary education curriculum designed for students in grades 5-8 by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, with funding from the National Science Foundation. Students learn how science and scientists work, and in the process become scientists themselves. The students fully participate in an annual feeder-bird survey conducted by ornithologists at the Lab. The cost to participate is $99 per year.
CHIN Humanities Data Dictionary - Copyright within a museum, such as ornithology or military order that the resulting collaborativeresources can exhibitions, conservation and other activities common to http://www.chin.gc.ca/English/Collections_Management/Humanities_Dictionary/user_
Extractions: Printer Friendly Feedback 1. Introduction 2. Background 3. Relationship to Other Standards or Guidelines 4. Using the Data Dictionary ... 6. Other Considerations CHIN would like to thank the following organizations and groups who have assisted us in the preparation of the CHIN Data Dictionaries: the original users of the Canadian Heritage Information Network, the CHIN Users' working groups, members of the Natural Science task forces, the Archaeological Sites working group, as well as the various experts who have freely given their advice and support. A data dictionary defines all the categories or types of information in a database. The CHIN Data Dictionaries contain a description of database fields for museum collection and archaeological site management and documentation. Each data field in the CHIN Data Dictionaries is described by a field label, a mnemonic, a name, a definition, entry rules, related fields, a data type, examples, a discipline, and a source. The CHIN Data Dictionaries are used: as the standard for Canadian institutions that contribute collections data to CHIN's Artefacts Canada and to the Image Gallery in the Virtual Museum of Canada Gateway.
Extractions: Three areas in Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve, at the southern end of the Gaoligongshan range (Baoshan District, Yunnan Province, China) at the border with Myanmar: (1) the Baihualing Station on the eastern slope of the Gaoligong mountains, along the Southern Silk Road, from 1,500 m to 3,100 m at the pass; (2) Datang, on the western slope, between 1,850 m and 2,700 m; and (3) Nankang, a pass at the south end of the reserve, between 2,000 m and 2,200 m (figure 3). Eight hamlets in the Baihualing village: Hanlong, Dayutang (Upper, Lower), Bangwai-Guxingzhai, Taoyuan, Laomengzhai-Baihualing-Malishan, Manggang, Manghuang. These hamlets directly abut the perimeter of the Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve and form the primary gateway for access to the reserve from the east (figure 3).
Links Page - Spring Into Life The Cornell Laboratory of ornithology brings you an site that includes interactiveactivities, lesson ideas and a collaborative projecton hummingbirds. http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~ptk1nc/spring2002/links.htm
Extractions: Animals Animal Studies Unit - Hotlist of websites from Greentown Elementary School in North Canton, Ohio with lots of neat places on the Internet to learn about animals, habitats, and food chains. Baby Animals Storybook - A wonderful online storybook for young children by Lillian M. Parker. This gentle Springtime story is a delight! Bees Honey.com - Here are honey bee facts, trivia, history and games for kids! Birds The Great Backyard Bird Count Bird Identification Guide - The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology brings you an identification guide full of images, sounds, and text that will help you better identify birds. National Audubon Society State Chapters - Find your state on this list and follow the links! Operation Ruby Throat - Here is a wonderful site that includes interactive activities, lesson ideas and a collaborative projecton hummingbirds. Bunnies House Rabbit Network - Here is a wonderful site Specializing in Rabbit Education and Adoption in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut.
CCCU/PewGSIActReport9/96-2.html river ecology, community creek cleanup activities are planned MCCALL Ornithologycourse Development and Research to support collaborative curricula development http://cesc.montreat.edu/GSI/GSI-Conf/Activity_Reports/Montreat.html
Extractions: This report is prepared to summarize the activities on our campus that have resulted from the selection to participate in this grant awarded to the Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities through the Pew Foundation's Global Stewardship Initiative. Montreat College's selection to participate in this grant effort coincided very effectively with the initiation of our Christian Environmental Studies Center (CESC @ MC). This center's directives are to establish collaborative efforts between Christian Environmental Organizations, academic programming, and the Christian Community. The supportive efforts of the CCCU / Pew GSI grant and the developments in the CESC @ MC both will be reflected in this report since these developments were very significantly linked. The formation of a campus Global Stewardship Task Force (GSTF) was requested immediately upon selection to participate in this grant. Those individuals that contributed to the grant development and the team consulted in the discussions of the CESC @ MC were designated as the GSTF. Thus, the GSTF was established on campus to both administrate the activities of the Global Stewardship Initiative and review the developments of the Christian Environmental Studies Center @ Montreat College.
Extractions: Infrared Yellowstone - As you tour this gallery, you will see infrared and visible light comparisons of geysers, hot springs, bubbling mudpots and numerous other geothermal features. BioView's Biolinks - A search engine for scientists. You will find fast and direct hotlinks to scientific journals and more. Chemie.DE
UK CHM Categories The British Trust for ornithology (BTO) is a and ecologists which undertakes collaborativeresearch, surveys invovlement in a range of conservation activities. http://www.chm.org.uk/cats.asp?t=194
Extractions: Henn Ojaveer from the Estonian Marine Institute completed his Great Lakes/Baltics fellowship in GLNPO on December 1st. His project examined the impacts of an invasive zooplankton species, Cercopagis pengoi, common to both the Great Lakes and the Baltic Sea. This invasive organism is potentially problematic in that it is very prolific and may be able to out-compete other native zooplankton species. It also has a large hooked tail and has been documented to foul fishing gear. On November 23rd Henn presented a seminar detailing the results of his work, with a final report to be completed by February 2000. As an aside, Cercopagis, which was found for the first time in Lake Ontario in 1998, was found this past summer in Lake Michigan in Traverse Bay and off of Waukegan Harbor. Its spread in Lake Michigan will be monitored closely next summer by our office. Contact: Marc Tuchman , U.S. EPA - GLNPO (312) 353-1369
Strategic Plan, 1999-2004 individuals or groups for activities which increase appropriate engage in other collaborativeconservation programs Cornell Lab of ornithology, USGS/Biological http://www.bsc-eoc.org/future.html
Extractions: Organization INTRODUCTION For nearly four decades, Bird Studies Canada (BSC), formerly known as the Long Point Bird Observatory (LPBO), has marshalled thousands of volunteers for bird studies. It now draws over 6,000 volunteers annually, actively participating in local, regional, national and international programs of research and education in support of bird conservation. In response to this growth of interest and commitment, BSC is entering a new phase of its history. BSC obtained revised Supplementary Letters Patent in April 1998, and has adopted a new constitution (By-Law Number 1). The future brings new opportunities along with challenges and risks. They require adaptation and innovation. "Strategic" activities are those needed to secure the long term viability and effectiveness of the organization and its programs. The strategic plan (and the planning processes that led to it) identifies key directions and actions that provide focus and a practical "operating envelope" for directing the work that lies ahead. The plan provides a context for the periodic re-setting of priorities, and for developing business plans, a communications program and other measures to achieve them. The main audience for this document is internal to BSC, i.e. Board, committees, and staff. Information in the document will also be useful, in other formats, for members and the general public. The document identifies a mission and a vision, the underlying values and principles, and the strategic intents and objectives for BSC. It builds upon the wealth of experience from LPBO, which continues as an integral part of BSC. The document will be revised and up-dated periodically in the light of experience and achievements.