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View Resource A Romantic Natural History: A Website Designed to Survey the Relationships Between Literary Works and Natural History in the Century Before Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species (1859)

Created by Ashton Nichols, Professor of English at Dickinson College, this interesting site should appeal to users in both the history of science and literature. Basically, the site explores connections between literary works and natural history in the century before Darwin's Origin of the Species. At the site, visitors will first find several essays by Ashton, some short case studies, and a...

http://blogs.dickinson.edu/romnat/
View Resource Animal Information Database

The Animal Information Database is an educational Web site from SeaWorld/Busch Gardens. The site contains a wide variety of information about many animals including fun facts, biological classification, habitat, and news about specific animals at the Sea World/Busch Gardens parks. A fun part of the site is the Animal Sounds Library where visitors can listen to the interesting sounds made by a...

https://seaworld.org/animals/
View Resource Burke Museum Research & Collections

With this Web site, users may access free resources based on the nationally ranked collections of the Burke Museum at the University of Washington. Over 5 million specimens are to be found in four areas: anthropology, botany, geology, and zoology. Online resources linked to the zoology collections include a guide to the herpetofauna of Washington, two mammals databases, and a fun section on spider...

https://www.burkemuseum.org/collections-and-research
View Resource Ology

Designed to excite children about earth processes, this website is the newest addition to the American Museum of Natural History's Ology web pages, first reported on by the NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences on May 8, 2002. Through a series of images and explanations, users can explore igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks; as well as volcanoes, mountains, earthquakes, and Pangaea....

https://www.amnh.org/explore/ology
View Resource Academy of Natural Sciences

Like many great institutions in Philadelphia, the Academy of Natural Sciences has a long and storied history. The Academy was started in 1812, and in no time at all, the members of this institution were making expeditions to all corners of the globe. Today, they still sponsor such scientific expeditions, and their website is a great way to learn about their educational outreach activities as well...

https://ansp.org/
View Resource American Museum of Natural History: Science Bulletins

Going to the American Museum of Natural History is a pretty wonderful experience, but if you can't make it to the Upper West Side of New York on a regular basis, you can still keep in touch via their Science Bulletins. These online video features bring curious visitors the latest developments in the fields of astrophysics, human biology, biodiversity, and evolution. The Bulletins contain...

https://www.amnh.org/explore/science-bulletins
View Resource Dinobase

Since the last time the Scout Report visited the Dinobase, much has changed, and the site has grown significantly. Created by the University of Bristol, the site includes news from the world of paleontology, blogs, photo galleries. First-time visitors won't want to miss the Database area. Here they can search for their favorite dinosaur by genera or species, and click on the magnifying glass icon...

http://palaeo.gly.bris.ac.uk/resources.html
View Resource National Museum of Natural History: Lesson Plans & Classroom Resources

The National Museum of Natural History has a myriad of exciting resources for those who wish to help young people learn about natural history. On the site, visitors can make their way through three sections: Lesson Plans, Web-based Student Activities, and Resources for Teachers & Classrooms. In the Lesson Plans area, visitors can browse resources that include the Ocean Portal, which features...

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https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources
View Resource Views of the National Parks

There is no true substitute for visiting one of America's great national parks, but this website, designed "to present the natural, cultural, and historical resources of our national parks," is a nice surrogate for an in-person jaunt. On the homepage, visitors can select a park or theme from several dozen headings, including National Mall, Whiskeytown, Glaciers, and Devils Tower. Within each area,...

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https://www.nps.gov/nature/index.htm
View Resource Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

From skulls to forensics, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History has something for everyone interested in exploring all aspects of this brave, vast world. Its online offerings are a thrill and include image collections, online exhibits, video clips, and podcasts. This last area has some great offerings, including short films on Lyme disease, a tour through the museum's celebrated "Age of...

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http://peabody.yale.edu/peabody-online
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