Periodically, DLESE highlights educational resources that are new to the library or relate to recent Earth events. The June resource of interest is:
ExplorA-Pond offers a variety of ways to learn about pond ecology. A worldwide online project allows K-12 students to study pond ecology and create a database of pond descriptions. There are grade level appropriate activities and lesson plans that cover both science and mathematics concepts. An adopt-a-pond project lets students submit information and images about their local pond to be viewed by others. A virtual pond simulation challenges students to populate the pond in such a way that the creatures in the pond remain healthy and thriving.
Nominations are being sought to fill vacancies on the DLESE Steering Committee. The Steering Committee provides policy-level oversight and guidance for DLESE development. Its members represent the DLESE community. Please consider submitting a nomination for yourself or for a qualified colleague. Nominations will be accepted through June 15, 2003. See the linked article for additional information.
Don't forget to register for the 2003 DLESE Annual Meeting. You may register for the meeting, select a strand to participate in, and sign up for the optional Skills Workshop on Saturday, August 2, at the Annual Meeting website. If you received a letter of invitation, use the code provided when you register to receive the funding level specified in your letter. If you did not receive an invitation, you may still register for the meeting, and attendance will be at your own expense. The annual meeting is hosted this year by the University of Colorado, in Boulder, from August 3 - 5, 2003. Registation is available until June 15, 2003. The Annual Meeting website contains much useful information about the program, activities, field trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, and optional Skills Workshop. We look forward to seeing you in Boulder!
Two DLESE bibliographies are available from the DLESE website. One lists articles and presentations by DLESE community members about their work in DLESE. The second is a selection of readings and references about digital library development in general. If you have references to published work in the past year relating to digital library development or DLESE-related projects, please consider forwarding those references for inclusion in the bibliographies to Eileen McIlvain (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the DLESE Program Center. Thank you!
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