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The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, whose mission is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert. The Center for Sonoran Desert Studies conducts the educational and scientific functions of the Museum and is a hub for research, education and conservation of the ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Space science
 
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The Marian Koshland Science Museum features state-of-the-art exhibits that present the complexities of science in an engaging and accessible way to the general public. Best enjoyed by visitors ages 13 and older, the museum explores current scientific issues at the core of many of the nation?s public policy decisions, as presented in reports by the National Academies. The website includes current news ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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The SETI Institute is dedicated to scientific research, education and public outreach and seeks to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe. SETI offers a number of professional development opportunities, curriculum guides, classes, research opportunities and travel excursions with SETI educators. Information on many SETI publications is available, ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Geologic time, Physics, Space science
 
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The Humboldt State University Natural History Museum, through its collections, exhibits, and programs, seeks to inspire in visitors of all ages an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic natural world and provide a learning laboratory for Humboldt State University students. The Fossils Through Time exhibit illustrates 544 million years of the evolution of life on Earth, showcasing the Museum?s ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geologic time, Paleontology
 
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Falls of the Ohio State Park, on the banks of the Ohio river, is home to 386 million year old fossil beds, among the largest naturally exposed Devonian fossil beds in the world. The interpretive center, featuring a video presentation and exhibit gallery, overlooks the fossil beds. The Park holds a number of special events throughout the year, including fossil bed hikes, Young Paleontologist camp, ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Geologic time, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology
 
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Ever wanted to have your own volcano laboratory, but didn't want to clean up all that lava? Be a super-scientist and create your own volcano online. The Alaska Museum of Natural History is dedicated to the study and exhibition of Alaska?s natural history and to promoting and developing educational programs which benefit students and enrich the curricula of schools and universities. The Museum focuses ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Human geography, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Paleontology, Natural hazards
 
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The Natural History Museum shows a number of traveling exhibits, with past exhibits archived on the website. Permanent exhibits include a special place for children five and under called the Nature Nest, designed to familiarize young children with the plants and animals around them, using live animals and rotating themes. At the Naturalist Center, visitors can view and touch almost anything in the ... Full description.
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Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology
 
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The mission of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is to inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. The Museum has three floors of exhibits, featuring the world?s largest collection of natural gold in the Hall of Gems and Minerals, a dueling T. rex and Triceratops in the Dinosaur Hall, an insect zoo, Discovery Center hands-on activity world, as well as ... Full description.
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Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Human geography, Geologic time, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology
 
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The mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans. The Aquarium website has extensive information on conservation efforts world wide, ways in which the public can help, as well as a slide show of exhibit highlights. There are more than fifty online videos with related educational links, and a kid?s corner with live web cams, activities and games, Discover Diving, Student ... Full description.
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Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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The Riverside Metropolitan Museum is a center for learning and a community museum that collects, exhibits and interprets cultural and natural history. The Museum collects, preserves and interprets specimens that document the natural setting of Riverside and the region around it, and includes exhibits and education on plants, animals, people and the geological setting for their activities. Nature Lab ... Full description.
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Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geologic time, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology
 
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