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An ambitious plan to study America's ecology begins in earnest

A 30-year plan to study America's ecology is about to begin National Ecological Observatory Network Introduction to Ecology Ecoregions of the Continental United States Biocomplexity...
Kentucky Geological Survey

The University of Kentucky maintains the Kentucky Geological Survey Web site. Visitors will find a number of educational general information pages on rocks and minerals, fossils, coal, geologic hazards, industrial minerals, maps and GIS, oil and natural gas, and water, as well as the general geology of Kentucky. Each page contains specific information, data, and research summaries from the...
USGS Multimedia Gallery

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) seeks to "serve the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth." While the agency provides numerous resources of interest to Scout readers, the USGS Multimedia Gallery may be particularly handy for educators looking to use audio and visual aids to galvanize lesson plans and classroom activities. The site is...