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1. Collaborative Internet Projects
Developed by TERC and The Cornell Lab of ornithology (The Lab) for grades 58, butit is A collaborative project for Grades 1-2 whose activities are designed
Projects Current and Ongoing Projects Helpful Information About Projects Keypals ... Contests
Some of the projects below are open for enrollment, while others have been completed; however, all the projects offer valuable information for planning your own project. If you find a project of interest in the list below, please contact them directly. Current and Ongoing Projects
Adventure Online
Join an exciting expedition or adventure and let your students participate vicariously!
Journey into the wilds of the Amazon rainforest starting in September of 2001. Meet the native peoples, look at the hazards of deforestation, explore the wildlife of this region.
American-Canadian Mt. Everest Expedition
Elementary and Middle School students are encouraged to follow this trek to the "roof of the world" with double-amputee, Ed Hommer. Brought to you by Touchstone Energy, this site includes over 30 lesson plans and expedition journals for students and teachers.
America's Fund For Afghan Children: Children Helping Children
President Bush called on America's children to send $1 to help Afghan children struggling to cope with the devastation of war. Bush asked children to send dollars to the White House addressed to "America's Fund for Afghan Children."

2. U.S. Geological Survey Activities Related To American Indians And Alaska Natives
Environmental activities. The Working Group is more collaborative than some because landscapeecology, wetland ecology, fire ecology, ornithology and ichthyology
U.S. Geological Survey Activities Related to American Indians and Alaska Natives Fiscal Year 1997
Environmental Activities
Everglades Restoration. Scientists from the USGS BRD participate on the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Working Group with members of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida Indians and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Research to be undertaken is identified by the Working Group with input from the Tribal representatives. The Working Group is more collaborative than some because of the active participation by the two Tribes. In consultation with the Working Group, BRD scientists focus on landscape ecology, wetland ecology, fire ecology, ornithology and ichthyology, coral reef ecology, and long-term monitoring. USGS also had developed a set of computer landscape models to support decisionmaking models. These models include population models of the Florida panther, Cape Sable seaside sparrow, Florida snail kite, American alligator, American crocodile, wood stork, great blue heron, white ibis, and great egret.

3. Penn GSE | About GSE | Community Connections | The Penn-Merck Collaborative | Pe
PennMerck collaborative Spring '97 Newsletter. Related activities at the Academyof Natural Sciences. ornithology Behind the Scenes Tuesday, April 15 - The
Penn-Merck Spring 97 Newsletter
Penn-Merck Spring '97 Newsletter Penn-Merck Collaborative Spring '97 Newsletter Contents Message from Jane: "Penn-Merck Meets USI" Silkworms Across the Curriculum Sine of the Times Academy of Natural Sciences Activities and Events John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Events The Penn-Merck News Return to the Penn-Merck Homepage - Message from Jane - Penn-Merck Meets the USI Our region is a veritable hotbed of activity when it comes to science education! Penn-Merck is joined in its efforts by many universities, museums, private agencies and professional organizations all dedicated to supporting the teaching of science in Philadelphia's public schools. Oversight for these diverse efforts is provided by the Urban Systemic Initiative (USI), part of the School District of Philadelphia's Children Achieving agenda. While Penn-Merck has been aware of USI activities since we began in 1994, and both programs are funded by the National Science Foundation, our work has recently evolved into a fully-fledged partnership. As you are certainly aware, it has been a year of many changes in science education in our district: new standards, increased emphasis on assessment and a shift away from the widely-used Museum-to-Go kits. To guide these developments and coordinate our response, Penn-Merck, School District and Franklin Institute Science Museum staff have been meeting regularly since the Fall. Outcomes of these meetings include preliminary recommendations concerning appropriate materials, staff development opportunities and guidelines for school-based planning.

4. Alabama Geographic Alliance
and a spirited faculty of specialists in ornithology, botany, marine course engagesprimary school teachers in online collaborative activities emphasizing the
July 5-13, 2001
Unique, active, and fun!
Enter a $1000 workshop scholarship drawing to attend the workshop. The Amazon Rainforest Workshop is a professional development opportunity for teachers to work side-by-side with scientists in one of the most biologically diverse environments in the world. Join author/illustrator Lynne Cherry and a spirited faculty of specialists in ornithology, botany, marine biology, and entomology. Full land cost for the workshop is $1898. Budget airfares, up to 3 semester hours graduate credit, and optional Andes extensions are available. Scholarship entry deadline in April 2, 2001. For workshop and funding information call Frances Gatz, 800-669-6806, email: or check the web site

5. Center For  Advanced Studies  In Ecology And Biodiversity
le Developpement (IRD) to plan potential exchange activities. the Editorial Board,Neotropical ornithology, Germany. Program 2) of collaborative Research Grant
Home Center for Advanced Studies in Ecol What is CASEB? Visual Profile Versión en español Technical Assistance ... Links Academic activities conducted or sponsored
by The Center for Advanced Studies in Ecology Biodiversity (CASEB)
1. Lecture: "Tree killers: dynamics of the agressive bark beetles.” 13 March 2002. Auditorium P3, Portugal 61, P. Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. CASEB guest: Dr. Alan A. Berryman, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. Dr. Berryman is a guest of CASEB Program 2 (Jaksic, Lima & Palma). 2. Lecture: "Ecosystem engineering and biodiversity: How species create habitat for others." 14 March 2002. Auditorium Abate Molina, Portugal 35, P. Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. CASEB guest: Dr. Clive G. Jones, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, USA. Personal web page:

6. :::::::::::::USDA Forest Service INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS: WHAT'S NEW?::::::::::::
the Bahamas National Trust ornithology Group and in recognition of his activities,various ecological Forest Service team discussed collaborative watershed and
TOP STORY: A Lake Runs Through It
April 2003
For the full story, click here
Refresh page for another view of Lake Manyara. OTHER TOP NEWS:
However, more work needs to be done. Links in the Food Chain
Since the 1990's, a team of Russian and American scientists have studied the ecology of the Siberian tiger and built a conservation program in the Russian Far East. The Wildlife Conservation Society plays a primary role in this conservation effort. At the same time, through programs in fire management and reforestation, the

7. About Nature Conservation Research Centre (NCRC)
collaborative study of swallows and barbets in Ghana with Museum of ornithology atLouisiana Community Conservation activities Indigenous tree species re

8. Projects
this site hosts a number of collaborative projects as and The Cornell Lab of ornithology(The Lab plans, historical materials, handson activities, related Web
Looking for a content area project or a contest for your classroom? There are many to choose from... Classroom Projects Current and Ongoing Projects Completed Projects Contests Exchanges with Subject Area Experts ... Listservs Current and Ongoing Projects
Adventure Online
Join an exciting expedition or adventure and let your students participate vicariously!
American-Canadian Mt. Everest Expedition
Elementary and Middle School students are encouraged to follow this trek to the "roof of the world" with double-amputee, Ed Hommer. Brought to you by Touchstone Energy, this site includes over 30 lesson plans and expedition journals for students and teachers.
America's Fund For Afghan Children: Children Helping Children
President Bush called on America's children to send $1 to help Afghan children struggling to cope with the devastation of war. Bush asked children to send dollars to the White House addressed to "America's Fund for Afghan Children." ANSMET Join the Antarctic search for meterorites during the 2002-2003 expedition.

9. The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association Astronomy, Science,
on Nantucket Island ecosystems through the study of ornithology, marine biology childrenand adults, classes for children, and collaborative activities with the

10. Information Management
Cornell Lab of ornithology citizen science projects. Missouri Resource AssessmentPartnership, a collaborative effort to the effects of human activities on the
: This page is in progress. Citizen science programs Audubon Citizen Science page. Conservation leadershipcitizen science in Florida. Cornell Lab of Ornithology citizen science projects. Frogwatch USA An educational frog and toad monitoring program coordinated by the US Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center NatureMapping affiliates Idaho's NatureMapping program: NatureMapping with the Sawtooth Science Institute Indiana Biodiversity Initiative's NatureMapping program. Iowa's Naturemapping program. Virginia's NatureMapping program: WildlifeMapping Washington's NatureMapping program. Provides additional links and resources. One of the greatest obstacles to the conservation of biodiversity is the lack of easily accessible information about the overall distribution and condition of the plants, animals, and ecosystems that sustain them. The problem is twofold - huge data gaps and poorly organized, inconsistent, and often unintelligible information that isn't useful to policy makers or the public. There have been many attempts to organize biological information to make it more widely available and useful.

11. Cornell Lab Of Ornithology
at the Cornell Lab of ornithology. Demonstrated success in collaborative environments,including oversight responsibilities integrating activities of multiple
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Job Openings at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Occasionally we will be posting employment possibilities at the Lab. For more information on the positions listed below, please contact Cheri Johnson (607-255-7918) at 265 Roberts Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853.

12. Bookmarks For Carol Gutting
collaborative Library activities Information Literacy activities to use with K environmentand ecology, native americans, ornithology, social skills
Library Resources
AASL Resources for School Libraries
American Association of School Librarians links to library resources from A - Z.
AASL Home Page
American Association of School Librarians home page. Many links to current topics of interest in libraries.
ALA - American Library Association
voice of America's Libraries home page
AOL Search Kids Only Awesome Library for Kids Beyond Bookmarks
Schemes for Organizing the Web including alphabetic, numeric, alphanumeric, controlled vocabularies
Book Adventure is a FREE, reading incentive program dedicated to encouraging kids in grades K-8 to read.
Book reviews, book awards and much more.
Site by Nancy Keane
Chico High School Library Helpful Bookmarks Children's Book Council
Many online publications can be printed free of charge!
Collaborative Library Activities
Information Literacy activities to use with K-2 and 3-4 students and their teachers.
Colorado Virtual Library - ACLIN
best websites for kids, parents and teachers
Dewpoint "Do We" Really Know Dewey?

13. Education, American Museum Of Natural History
the Precollege Science collaborative for Urban ichthyology, invertebrates, mammalogy,ornithology, or vertebrate Student activities In addition to their
Precollege Science Collaborative for Urban Minority Youth The American Museum of Natural History offers the Precollege Science Collaborative for Urban Minority Youth (PSC) program to high school juniors. They will develop, conduct, and present a science research project with the guidance of a science mentor and the program's science educators. Eleventh grade minority students willing to commit to a two-year program of independent research are encouraged to apply. PSC Goal: The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), working in collaboration with schools and other scientific institutions seeks to stimulate interest in scientific research and related careers among urban minority youth. Research Projects: Students will engage in a scientific research project. The topic areas may include, but are not limited to: anthropology, astronomy, entomology, herpetology, ichthyology, invertebrates, mammalogy, ornithology, or vertebrate paleontology. Recent PSC student graduates have investigated topics such as: Geochemistry of Garnets, Hybridization of Whiptail Lizards, Natural Stress Response in Electric Fish, Nutrition and Growth of Artemia salina, and the Social Behavior of the Japanese Monkey. Student Activities: In addition to their research work, students will participate in workshops on new scientific methods, report writing, public speaking seminars, scientific instrument and computer instruction. Students may also be involved in college preparation programs, conferences, outreach activities, field trips and family events.

14. SCB - /SCB/Activities
British Trust for ornithology, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2PU, UK efforts,information and education components, and collaborative agreements between
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Society for Conservation Biology 16th Annual Meeting July 14-July 19 2002
co-hosted by DICE and the British Ecological Society
Abstracts for Alien and Invasive Species
Session Two
Thur sday 18th July, 13.30 - 15.00, Grimond Lecture Theatre 1
Chair: Lynn Maguire
(BLOCK CAPITALS indicate the presenting author)
Densities of several species of deer are increasing strongly in many areas of lowland England. This has widely caused severe impacts on woodland regeneration and vegetation structure. It has created particularly serious difficulties for maintaining traditional coppice management systems which are of high value for nature conservation. Using data from a variety of sources we show how browsing pressure has complex effects on vegetation structure by altering stem densities, tree height, canopy closure and foliage profiles. Data are presented to illustrate these changes in coppiced woodland. We review the implications for plant and animal communities. It is concluded that the scale of habitat changes now occurring in many lowland English woods as a result of intensified browsing pressure will have long-term ecological effects and is likely to lead to a reduction in the conservation value of many sites unless checked.

15. Sept-Oct 00 Ornithology
The locus of those activities has always been the Robert G. Engel Chair in Ornithologyin the wonderful opportunities for hightech collaborative research in
In the early decades of its history, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology not only lacked a building of its own, it didn't even have permanent office space. Founded in 1915 by Arthur A. "Doc" Allen, the "Lab" was shuffled from building to building on the Cornell campus. And yet during those early years, the Lab was already a place of innovative bird research, where many top ornithologists completed their graduate studies. The first recordings of bird songsfor which the Lab would eventually become world famoustook place then, as well as the Lab's first efforts to engage the public directly in the study of birds. Doc Allen always firmly believed that developing a strong public interest in birds was the most effective way to promote bird conservation. The day eventually came when the Lab of Ornithology outgrew the space that Cornell provided on campus, and it was time to start searching for a new home. Businessman Lyman K. Stuart generously offered to provide funding to purchase a site and construct a new facility. There was probably never any doubt that the Lab would be housed at Sapsucker Woods, a favorite birding area of Doc Allen's since he first came to Ithaca as a Cornell undergraduate in 1903. Unfortunately, in the intervening years, a large part of the woods had been cleared for agriculture. The site where the Lab facility was erected stood in the middle of an empty field.

16. Resume
A collaborative project between The French Institute of Pondicherry and Salim AiCentre for ornithology and Natural History Additional professional activities.
K. Yoganand Wildlife Institute of India P.O. Box, 18, Dehradun, 248001, India Phone 91-135-640112 Fax 91-135-640117 Email: Date of birth 17 July 1969 Nationality Indian Education 1997 – present Saurashtra University Rajkot, India Ph. D. (Wildlife Sciences) Presently writing a dissertation titled “behavioral ecology of sloth bear in Panna National Park, central India”. Pondicherry University Pondicherry, India M.S. (Ecology) First Division Dissertation on distribution of birds in the Andaman islands,India Professional experience present Wildlife Institute of India Dehradun, India Senior Research Fellow Field investigator in the WII-USFWS collaborative project titled “Evaluating Panna National Park with special reference to the ecology of sloth bear”. Radio tagged and tracked 12 sloth bears and conducted fieldwork on the behavioral ecology of sloth bears for close to five years. Salim Ali Center for Ornithology and Natural History Coimbatore, India Junior Research Fellow Surveyed the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve for small carnivores as part of the project titled “ A study on the distribution, ecology and conservation of small carnivores in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve”.

or faculty member whose activities match your field study include collaborative programsinvolving Hawk social organization; ornithology, conservation biology.
A GUIDE TO GRADUATE STUDIES IN ORNITHOLOGY IN NORTH AMERICA Compiled by the Committee on Undergraduate Outreach of the Wilson Ornithological Society Updated October 2001 The purpose of this guide is to give undergraduate college students and their academic advisors information about those graduate degree programs where they can do advanced studies in support of their interests in the biology of birds. We present information abstracted from brochures and catalogs furnished by the departments and faculty members of the institutions listed below. Please send corrections and additions to Herb Wilson, This guide organizes programs by geographic region. These regions are the following: North East : Canada east of Manitoba, south to Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. South East : Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware, south to Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. North Central : Saskatchewan and Manitoba south to Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. South Central : Kansas, and Missouri south to Texas, and Louisiana. North West : Alaska, and North West Territories south to Oregon, Idaho, and Wyoming.

18. Grades 4-6
new sciences of entomology, archeology, ornithology, and botany. online resourcesto engage in collaborative problem solving activities, to communicate
Draw on Nature Technology Connected Lesson Plans Grades 4-6 Prepared by Dee Jenkins and Carolyn Murdoch South Columbia Elementary School Martinez, Georgia
Lesson Title Draw On Nature Focus: Through an integration of art and science activities focusing on the life and works of John Abbot, students will prepare a "nature journal". Background for Educators The Draw on Nature Unit focuses on the life and work of John Abbot, an 18 th century naturalist and artist. While Abbot has been compared to fellow artist and scientist, James John Audubon, Abbot focused his life's work in his native Georgia. Abbot is thought to have made over 5,000 watercolor sketches in his lifetime. His work as a scientific observer and recorder of the wildlife in and around the Savannah River valley make him an ideal subject to focus on the connection between art, nature, and science. John Abbot was born in England in 1751.

19. Ornithology
page http// Program activities willtake advantage of the addition to our list of collaborative trainings includes
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10 Apr RFI Acadian Flycatcher breeding population locations [Bonnie Woolfenden ]
10 Apr How to find ornithologists' e-mail and other contact details [Ellen Paul ]
10 Apr Avian mpegs? [Byron Butler ]
10 Apr Re: website includes recorded vocalizations of Palearctic birds, including raptors [krishna mb ]
10 Apr GLOBE/Operation RubyThroat [RESEARCH Hilton Pond Center ]
9 Apr Job announcement - do not respond to me [Ellen Paul ]
9 Apr Film of interest to ornithologists interested in endangered species issues and/or Northern Spotted Owl [Ellen Paul ] 8 Apr LAST CALL FOR FIELD STORIES [Jennifer Bove ] 8 Apr Announcement for the NOC now available in SPANISH [Ellen Paul ] 8 Apr Re: website includes recorded vocalizations of Palearctic birds, including raptors [Alberto Masi ] 8 Apr Re: Mourning Dove [Meret Wilson ] 8 Apr website includes recorded vocalizations of Palearctic birds, including raptors

20. Arctic Archival Observatory Year 1 Report
the Philippines for a forthcoming collaborative study of ornithology has also arrangedwith the National Marine fishery, thus extending AAO activities into the
Arctic Archival Observatory Annual Progress Report, Year 1 This report highlights the accomplishments of Year 1 activities in each of the four major initiatives identified in the original proposal. The report closes with a summary of Synergistic Activities occurring as a consequence of the existence of the AAO. These activities are fulfilling the scope and depth of the AAO, as originally envisioned. List of publications associated with all of these activities (Appendix I), relevant websites for the AAO (Appendix II), and Curricula Vitae of new personnel associated with the AAO (Appendix III) are appended. Initiatives-
1) Refine a Geo-referenced Information Network
The AAO is developing a georeferenced information network that will manage data on archived specimens and samples, supporting broad use of AAO materials and documentation of their significance. In September, Dorothy Corbett became the AAO as a programmer analyst (CV appended). Corbett has extensive experience supporting systems that provide access to scientific data over the web. Data from the UAM Mammal Collection was moved onto Arctos, the AAO database and web server. A web interface to the collection data has been implemented. Users can map localities using the Xerox PARC map server. A security flag in the database prevents display of sensitive records or fields on the web. The web interface was extended to incorporate data linking specimen records to the projects using them. We can now link specimen-producing projects to projects that use those specimens and vice-versa. Project descriptions and associated publications are also accessible in the interface. We anticipate bringing further AAO collections into the system on roughly the following schedule:

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