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The CosmicQuest interactive learning Web site was developed and produced by Educational Web Adventures as part of the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Three main activities are included on the site, the first of which is a Field Guide to the Universe. Here, students can explore fun facts and view interesting photographs of planets, spacecraft, and astronomers. Another activity lets kids design a...
Expeditions in Conservation: Mesoamerican Reef

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently completed this expedition of the largest coral reef system in the Atlantic Ocean and has provided an opportunity for Web users to share some of what they experienced. Visitors can view spectacular photos and videos to learn about the reef and the creatures that reside there, as well as read the daily reports of the expedition. The site offers much more in...
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During the past nine decades, the Field Museum in Chicago has sent a wide array of scientists into the field to perform hands-on research in areas including paleontology, archaeology, and ecology. With the release of this website, visitors can now learn about the diverse projects currently underway at the Museum. The site opens up to reveal an interactive map that allows users to click on any...
NOAA Ocean Explorer: Deep East

Ocean Explorer is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) attempt to share their latest discoveries with the public. The most recent expedition, completed in October 2001, explored portions of the Atlantic Ocean along the Eastern US coast. Web sitevisitors can read daily updates from NOAA scientists, view photos from the depths of the ocean, read the online summary of the...
NOAA Ocean Explorer: Windows to the Deep

This summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sent the submersible Alvin down to explore the biology, physics, and chemistry of seafloor methane seeps off the coast of the southeastern U.S. Now educators can bring the Windows to the Deep expedition to the classroom with a set of lesson plans available at this Web site. Designed for grades 5-12, these "hands-on, inquiry-based...
Ocean Explorer: 2002 Explorations

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Ocean Explorer Web site (last mentioned in the March 8, 2002 -NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences_ ) has begun several of this seasons explorations. Six new voyages have been, or soon will be undertaken and the Web pages include daily updates, photos, and videos of the research efforts. Studies include biological monitoring of marine...
Open Collections Programs: Expeditions and Discoveries

Expeditions and discoveries from 1626 to 1953 are the topic of one of Harvard University's latest online collections. Maps, photographs, field notes, and letters are a few of the types of materials the website showcases. Scholars, researchers, educators, the general public, and "students of anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, botany, geography, geology, medicine, oceanography, and zoology"...
The Explorers Club Website

The Explorer's Club is "an international multidisciplinary, professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and scientific exploration, and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore." With sections devoted to research and news, expedition assistance, programs, publications, membership, and links, this is a comprehensive site for serious travellers,...