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Examples of exemplary resources for the undergraduate level

This page has examples of exemplary resources for the undergraduate level. You might want to use it if you're showing DLESE to friends or colleagues and want to find a quick listing of good resources. Listings for the K - 5, 6 - 8, and 9-12 levels.

Ecological Society of America's EdWeb Ecology Course Syllabus Exchange

This site features course syllabi for undergraduate and graduate ecology courses. Over 40 professors/lecturers have posted links to their websites from the page, covering undergraduate introductory ecology courses, advanced undergraduate/graduate courses in ecology, undergraduate/graduate conservation biology courses, undergraduate environmental science and studies courses, and ecology and environmental science education courses for teachers. There is currently a call for further contributions.



This program aims to increase the use of satellite data in science classrooms by developing classroom materials linked to guided inquiry computer exercises. There are four modules: stratospheric ozone, global land vegetation, oceanography, and polar sea ice processes. Each module contains background material and classroom and computer lab resources. The classroom resources are presented as electronic textbooks or lectures. The computer lab materials contain public domain software for data display and analysis (for both Macs and PCs), tutorials, satellite data, and computer exercises for students. An Instructor's Guide accompanies the exercises for each module.



Jules Verne Voyager: Earth

Jules Verne Voyager is a precision interactive mapping tool, based on GMT (Generic Mapping Tools) and Java functionality. The tool was developed to help GPS/GLONASS (Global Positioning System/Global Navigation Satellite System) users locate places where high-precision GPS geodetic data have been collected, and to show the relationship of those places to other world features, i.e. natural and man-made features and boundaries. The Voyager tool is versatile and can be used to make fairly simple relief maps. The site provides extensive links to other mapping tools and map websites.


The Online Guides

The Online Guides use multimedia technology and the dynamic capabilities of the web. These resources incorporate text, colorful diagrams, animations, computer simulations, audio and video to introduce topics and concepts for a wide variety of disciplines, including meteorology, remote sensing, and reading and interpreting weather maps. Selected pages link to current weather products, allowing the user to apply what the user has learned to real-time weather data.


NOAA Paleoclimatology Program

This program has collected information from scientists across the globe to study past climate in hopes of achieving a better understanding of the Earth's past, present and future climate. This resource helps educate, inform and highlight the importance of paleoclimate research, as well as to show how paleoclimate research relates to global warming and other important issues of climate variability and change. An image gallery illustrates how specific variables of global warming are studied and what the findings of this research indicate about changes in environmental conditions.


Biodiversity and Conservation: A Hypertext Book

Used as a textbook for an upper-division course in biological conservation, this hypertext book addresses the problem of preserving biological diversity. The history of life on earth is discussed, as well as the reasons for depletion and extinction of animals and plants, why one should be concerned about these losses, and approaches to preserving what is left. Sixteen chapters cover a wide variety of subjects including global patterns of biodiversity, habitat pollution, whaling and fishing, deforestation and human population growth.


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