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Animals: Wildlife

With the Internet, kids can get "up close and personal" with all sorts of animals.

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Animals: Facts, Pictures, and Videos

National Geographic Kids provides the excellent site with information on animals, great and small, from around the world.

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National Wildlife Federation Lesson Plans

The National Wildlife Federation has over 1,000 lesson plans designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards.

Topics include Habitat, Energy Conservation, Ecosystems, and Wildlife of all types.

Meerkats!

Will Burrard-Lucas went to Botswana, Africa to photograph meerkats (think Timon in The Lion King). Who knew they were not afraid of humans.

YouTube URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ4CYbCGhLA
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Journey North

Journey North involves tracking the coming of spring around the world to help students gain a global systemic perspective.

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Photographing Meerkats

Will Burrard-Lucas talks about his travels to the Makgadikgadi Pans region of Botswana and go into detail on "some of the most charismatic (and cutest) creatures in Africa – meerkats".

His web site features extraordinary images of all types of African wildlife and blog entries detailing his adventures.

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Gorilla

The Gorilla Foundation provides a wide range of books, on-line resources, and even videos. The site includes a special section geared for younger students.

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Koala

Information about particular animals, such as koalas, can be obtained at sites dedicated to the animal. More efficient than sifting thru online search engine results.

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Cheetah

Cheetah is another site promoting conservation and providing facts on the fastest animal in the world.

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Virtual Gorilla Modeling Project

The Virtual Gorilla Modeling Project (VGOR) was a collaborative summer workshop during which virtual observation of gorilla life is presented. It is modeled like a safari in which individual gorillas are tracked.

For more wonder, rewild the world

George Monbiot imagines a wilder world in which humans work to restore the complex, lost natural food chains that once surrounded us. Which, in return, will give us a richer existence.

See also: How Wolves Change Rivers in Rivers, Lakes, Seas, Bays, Ponds and Estuaries.

YouTube URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rZzHkpyPkc
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Exotoxicology

The U.S. Geological Survey has set up a short unit for high school students about the effects of pollution on wildlife (exotoxicology).

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Alaska Science Center - Wandering Wildlife

Many states have established an infrastructure for tracking wildlife across a larger region than a single town. The Alaska Science Center includes a web exhibit showing the tracks of Polar Bears, Salmon, and multiple bird species.

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Animals Sleeping

Learn what influences sleep cycles in animals.

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Bagheera: The Eye of the Panther

During the early days of the Web wildlife sites seemed to hurl animals into the classroom because they appeared so "real". For instance, a student can look into the eye of the panther--Bagheera ala Kipling!

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Zebra Facts - National Geographic

National Geographic has created an index of animals from aardvarks to zebras, with pictures, maps and facts for each one. Some even include sounds!

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