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The Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change (CIPEC) is involved in a variety of demographic, geographic, and land use research efforts. The biocomplexity project concentrates on using several types of mathematical modeling to inventory and predict land use / land cover patterns. The goal of this research is to compare the strengths, weaknesses, and unique advantages ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Mathematics
 
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The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is an independent educational and research institution dedicated to advancing the study of complex systems. New concepts and methodologies regarding these systems are affecting all fields of science and engineering, and are being applied to technology, business and even social policy. This website provides information at various comprehension levels ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Index / Bibliography, Abstract / Summary, Report
Subject: Ecology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Human geography, Mathematics, Physics
 
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This is the home page for the April 2003 NAGT workshop on Teaching Biocomplexity in the Geosciences. The workshop program has links to each PowerPoint presentation given during the workshop, as well as links to notes that resulted from each of the working group sessions. Example teaching materials from the share fair and the poster session are also linked. A field trip to Yellowstone National Park ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for field trip, Presentation / Demo, Proceedings, Clearinghouse
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Geology
 
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This website provides resources for teachers who are looking for methods to incorporate student research projects into their teaching. The site provides several case studies of how research has been incorporated into courses such as structural geology, hydrology and geography. For each example, the teacher has provided their methods, results, tips, and references. In some cases the assignment is provided. ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Case study, Project, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Biology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Human geography, Geology, Structural geology, Hydrology
 
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This site features seven PBS programs from around the world that explore the delicate relationship between humans and the natural environment, and the necessity of achieving a balance between the two. Programs contain both text and video, as well as links to other information sources. In addition to the seven programs, the site also features a photo gallery, definitions and information about global ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Photograph, Video, Ref. material, Sound, Email lists
Subject: Agricultural science, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Policy issues
 
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The emerging field of biocomplexity provides a multidisciplinary approach to looking at complex, interrelated systems. Biological, geological, chemical, physical and human elements are all part of biocomplexity. This web site contains links to internet resources grouped by topics within biocomplexity, as well as listserv discussion groups. The site also includes information about the 2003 NAGT workshop ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Clearinghouse, Email lists
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Geology
 
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This collection of remote sensing animations, images and videos produced primarily from satellite data and computer simulations can be accessed through five different indexes, organized by keyword, instrument, series, scientist, animator, or ID number. The visualizations illustrate not only natural events and processes such as hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, glaciations, global climate change and ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Human geography, Geology, Natural hazards, Space science
 
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This web site provides resources to integrate math and environmental science using real environmental data. The site features many data sets which are ideally suited for use as a classroom exercise. The data sets are sorted by topics, such as ecology, energy, air pollution or water resources. The data is also sorted by type, such as linear scatterplot, histogram, or exponential. With each data set ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity, In-situ dataset
Subject: Agricultural science, Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Environmental science, Forestry, Human geography, Hydrology
 
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Nature Net encompasses five web sites that cover air quality, biology, geology, social science and water resources within the National Park Service. Each category includes general information, descriptions of programs and policies, scientific information, publications, educational resources and photographs. This site is a good starting point for research or information about the natural resources ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Environmental science, Human geography, Geology, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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This site contains slide shows and virtual field trips of Yellowstone National Park. There are several slide shows to chose from, including wolves of Yellowstone, bear research, fire ecology, the history of Yellowstone and the influence of art on Yellowstone Park. Each program features slides containing text and photographs. There is also an orientation slide show about the National Park system. More ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Field trip - virtual, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Presentation / Demo, Photograph, Ask an expert
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Forestry, Human geography, Natural hazards, Policy issues
 
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