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How can we learn about nature’s most elusive animals?
Webinar in whichconservation biologist Joe Kolowski leads us into the Peruvian Amazon, a rich, fertile, and essential part of our planet. He shows how the technique of “camera trapping” helps scientists to understand the creatures that move about the jungle—particularly mammals that may be endangered by oil exploration. Kolowski is working with other scientists to develop a conservation initiative for the area. They are incorporating biodiversity principles and new scientific research in an attempt to minimize the negative effects of oil exploration and development in this area.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Illustrations of the Nest and Eggs of Birds of Ohio
Online exhibit featuring the illustrations of and story behind the book, Illustrations of the Nest and Eggs of Birds of Ohio, published in 1886 in the small town of Circleville, Ohio. This rare book was praised as a great accomplishment in ornithology. This website presents the book illustrations as well as the story of the Jones family whose dedication created the book.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Insect Safari
Teacher section includes lesson plans, classroom activities, and background information. Student section includes interactive computer games and printable activities.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Insects: Friends and Foes
Website presenting information and high-resolution specimen images on a wide variety of insects. Sections include: large and small insects, male or female, beetles, butterflies, moths, mimicry and cripsis, friends and foes, what is it, and weird insects.
Provider: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
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Grade(s): All grades
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Invertebrate News
Webpage giving the most recent research and discoveries related to invertebrate animals. Includes links to archives and related resources.
Provider: National Zoological Park
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Invertebrate What's In a Name?
Discusses the unusual names of invertebrate animals. Includes several specific species names.
Provider: National Zoological Park
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Invertebrates Facts
Webpage with images and descriptions of the major phyla of invertebrates. Links to more information on some specific groups of spineless animals.
Provider: National Zoological Park
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Is There Life in a Decomposing Log?
Lesson plan has students examine images of decomposing logs to learn about physical changes, lifecycles, and relationships among species. Online slideshows and videos accompany outside exploration activities where students collect, organize, and analyze data from a log in their area. Includes printable worksheets.
Provider: National Zoological Park
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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It’s All in the Watershed
Website offers students a foundation for exploring their local watershed to learn about “the web of life” and what they can do about “watershed worries.”Though written about the Chesapeake Bay watershed, non-Marylanders can apply this information to their local environments. Includes information on “the web of life,” geology, history of the Chesapeake, current scientific research, and what you can do to make a difference.
Provider: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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It’s Not Easy Being Amphibian
Climb into trees with frogs and delve into the underground world of salamanders with Ed Smith and Jennifer Sevin from the National Zoo. They tell what the zoo is doing to conserve amphibians in captivity and the wild, and what you can do to help.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History
Use this website to find the Smithsonian's collection of rare books in the fields of anthropology and natural science. Volumes published before 1840 comprise physical and cultural anthropology, ethnology, Native American linguistics, archeology, botany, zoological fields, paleontology, geology, and mineralogy. Includes links to searching Smithsonian Collections and Internet Resources.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Just for Kids
Webpage just for children. Includes jigsaw puzzles, how animals are named, a virtual world tour, and links to the Zoo's other kid-friendly websites.
Provider: National Zoological Park
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Kenneth E. Behring Hall of Mammals
This interactive online exhibition addresses the questions of what makes a mammal, how mammals evolve, and where mammals live and why. Includes photographs, timelines, and interactive maps. Teacher&s guides and lesson plans also available.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Kids’ Farm
Virtual exhibition based on its National Zoo counterpart. Children can take a virtual tour of the “Kid’s farm” exhibit at the National Zoo to learn about cows, donkeys, hogs, and goats and visit the pizza garden to find out how the ingredients for pizza are grown.
Provider: National Zoological Park
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Las briofitas
Spanish-language book of activities focusing on bryophytes, small tropical plants including mosses, liverworts, and hornworts.
Provider: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Lewis and Clark as Naturalists
Follow the Lewis and Clark trail. Use the interactive map or browse by category. Contains images, drawings, journal excerpts, and historical notes. Includes teaching guides, suggested resources, and lesson plans.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Loch Ness Monster Bibliography
Bibliography to the subject of the Loch Ness Monster. Books available at most large public libraries or through interlibrary loan.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Mangal Cay Virtual Mangrove Trail
Website features an interactive map of a Caribbean mangrove island. Students follow a winding path to learn what mangroves are, where they are found, and why people work to protect them. Bilingual English/ Spanish.
Provider: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
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Mangroves and Seagrass Communities: Biological Studies at Galeta Island, Panama
Webinar in which Stanley Heckadon of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute discusses an intense study of the biological effects of a major oil spill.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Marsh Explorations
Field trip program at SERC’s Maryland location. Two-mile hike through forest and marsh. Discusses nutrient pollution, field research, watershed topography, and marsh ages. Activities along the hike provide additional hands-on learning opportunities.
Provider: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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MEanderthal mobile app
Try morphing yourself backward in time with MEanderthal. You might be surprised when you see your face transformed into the face of an early human with the Smithsonian Institution's first-ever mobile app.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
Grade(s): General audience
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Mobile Ecology Lab
Website describes SERC's Mobile Ecology Lab programs, which bring Smithsonian researchers into the classroom where they address current issues affecting the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Students are encouraged to make observations and collect data whenever possible. Programs align with state standards, and all can be tailored to meet the needs of teachers, students, and specific groups.
Provider: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
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Grade(s): All grades
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National Zoological Park - Field Trip Resources
Resources for planning a field trip to the Zoo. Includes schedules, events, downloadable activities, and information for planning field trip activities.
Provider: National Zoological Park
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Grade(s): All grades
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National Zoological Park—Home Page
The Smithsonian National Zoological Park main website is your place to find information on the National Zoo's animals, research, exhibits, events, and much more.
Provider: National Zoological Park
Grade(s): General audience
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Native People and the Land: A:shiwi (Zuni) People Teaching Poster
Lesson plan on reciprocal relationships with the land and how the A:shiwi people, also known as the Zuni, adapt to the semi-arid climate of New Mexico through science-based agricultural techniques.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Nuestra casa en el universo
Spanish-language introduction to environmentalism and "our home in the universe" in comic-book form.
Provider: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Ocean Conservation: Strategies
This website is devoted to strategies for improving ocean fitness and health. Learn about ongoing efforts involving marine sanctuaries, bioacoustics, and algae blooms. Learn, too, about what you can do to help.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Ocean Conservation: Threats
On this webpage, find links to essays and pictures documenting the threats to ocean ecosystems. Learn how trash, industrial development, acid seas, polar warming, overfishing, and invasive species affect habitats and reflect climate change.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Ocean Portal
Website inspires awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the world’s oceans. Here you can find comprehensive information and resources, including ocean news, photo essays, videos, ocean blog, research updates, articles, species entries in the encyclopedia of life, connected stories and websites by category, podcasts, articles and interactives on marine evolution throughout time, articles on current conservation issues and initiatives, and an educators section.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Planet Water
Our species has had an enormous impact on the watery world. The big fish are disappearing, coastal waters are home to “dead zones,” and carbon dioxide is taking a toll on water as well as air. Yet there is still time to act. Nancy Knowlton of the National Museum of Natural History discusses some of our positive actions.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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