- Here you can find a wealth of helpful information
about your Netscape software and how to overcome any
problems you might encounter with it.
- Finding what you want on the Internet can be like
looking for a needle in a haystack. Online search tools
help you track down whatever it is you're looking for.
Connect Searching Page
- If you or your students are trying to find a
particular site, document, or piece of software on the
Internet, use one of the comprehensive online search
engines listed here.
- "This original document has been newly updated and
revised by the staff of
for the 1996/97 school year, and beyond! Just as students
cite the books and periodicals they use to support their
research, so must they also cite their online sources in
their bibliographies. This document will show you how to
do it right, from start to finish."
- "Endangered Means There's Still Time!"
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- WWF CITES
- CITES (pronounced "site-ease")--the Convention on
International Trade in Endangered Species-- is the only
global treaty that aims to regulate trade in threatened
and endangered species. During the 10th CITES
meeting(June 6 to 20, 1997) in Harare, Zimbabwe, WWF's
Dana Lauren West filed daily reports to this site.
- Students to the rescue! Five teams of high school
students located in Ft. Lauderdale, New Orleans, Los
Angeles, Chicago/Dolton (that's us!!!) and New
York City are working on a project to educate consumers
about the impact of wildlife trade on endangered and
Unveils Fourth 10 "Most Wanted" List
- Each year, billions of dollars are swapped for
scaled, winged, shelled and deboned species. These
species are among the world's "most wanted" plants and
animals--10 of the most threatened species in significant
demand for international trade.
Endangered Species Pages
- The EE-Link site provides a variety of useful
information relating to endangered species. Included are
endangered and extinct species lists, natural history
information, images, classroom materials, policy
information and other related endangered species
- THE place to go when you want to know about Zoos!
Databases: Species Information Searches
- The Animal Diversity Web is a collection of pictures
and information about animals. Accounts of individual
species include information on distributions, natural
history, conservation, and economic importance, along
with pictures and sounds if available.
- "The Convention on International Trade in Endangered
Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, entered into force on 1
July 1975 and now has a membership of 136 countries.
These countries act by banning commercial international
trade in an agreed list of endangered species and by
regulating and monitoring trade in others that might
and Extinct Species Lists
- Search endangered species by common or scientific
name or click on the regional map shows which species are
threatened and endangered in each state and lists fact
sheets for some of those species.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals
- This archive of ESA-ACTION gives daily updates on
events affecting the Endangered Species Act. You may also
subscribe to the listserv ESA-TODAY for the same
Note: On 10 October 1995 ESA-TODAY's listowner sent
out this message: "THANKS!" Today's issue of ESA TODAY
will be received by over 1000 subscribers for the first
time. About 80% of subscribers receive their copies
through the Endangered Species Coalition's e-mail
network. ESA TODAY is written by Jim Jontz and
distributed by Roger Featherstone of the Coalition's
staff. To subscribe, send a one line message to
using your name as follows: subscribe esa-action
The Endangered Species Act
- From EnviroLink, information about what is currently
happening with the ESA and ideas for making your opinion
Endangered Species UPDATE
- This journal published approximately 8 times per year
by the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources
and Environment focuses on issues related to species
protection. Along with articles like the sample articles
shown here, the UPDATE includes book reviews,
announcements of current events, editorial comments and
more. Each UPDATE includes a current issue of the Fish
and Wildlife Service's
Species Earth Watch Radio Scripts
- Produced by the Sea Grant Institute and the Institute
for Environmental Studies (IES) at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. The complete set of scripts is on the
EE-Link gopher in the "Facts and Data" directory.
- A substantial magazine, E is chock full of everything
the budding environmentalist needs to know, from
"rainforests to recycling" and from the "personal to the
Journalism Home Page
- The online home of the Society of Environmental
Journalists (SEJ) "provides critical support to
journalists of all media in their efforts to cover
complex issues of the environment responsibly."
Success Stories, and Recovery Plans
- From the US Fish and Wildlife Service, brief reports
on many different individual species from all over the
Reproduction: A Last Hope For Some Endangered Species
- An article from the Smithsonian News Service.
at Brookfield Zoo
- "Located on 216 acres 20 minutes from downtown
Chicago, Brookfield Zoo is home to nearly 3000 animals
and more than 500 native and exotic plant species in 25
exhibit areas. These exhibits highlight the connection
between people and the natural world and inspire action
on behalf of the environment."
Chicagoland Environmental Network
- Provides visitors and the general public with
information about how they can help protect the local
environment. Each year, the zoo librarians and other
staff answer several thousand requests for information on
caring for wildlife.
National Tall Grass Prairie
- On February 10, 1996, United States President Bill
Clinton signed into law the Illinois Land Conservation
Act of 1995, transferring the former Joliet Army
Ammunition Plant from the Department of Defense to the
U.S. Department of Agriculture and established the
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. The nation's first
federally-designated tallgrass prairie encompasses 19,195
acres, 40 miles southwest of Chicago.
View Living Theaters
- "The Fisheye View Cam is used by marine biologists to
study coral behaviors at Fisheye View labs in Coral
Gables, Florida. A remote camera feeds a Macintosh 840av,
which captures one frame of 640x480 video every 3
seconds. When viewed at 100-1,000 times normal speed,
these time-lapse motion studies allow scientists to
better understand these unusual slow-moving marine
View Cam QuickTime & MPEG Movies
- You can download these quicktime and MPEG movies from
the FishCam using your Netscape Browser.
- Using Hitachi's exclusive Digital Image System (DIS),
a high-technology digitizing tool, there are a variety of
beautiful images for your viewing pleasure.
Species Stamp Collection
- U.S. Postal Service
- "Postcards of the Internet". You may send an E-Card
to anyone with Web access and an e-mail account. Every
E-Card you send contributes to the World Wildlife Fund.
Thornridge High School in Dolton, Illinois
Engaged Learning Projects sponsored by
Fermi National Accelerator
Fermilab. Funded by the
North Central Regional
Technology in Education Consortium based at the
Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL).
Created: July, 1997 Updated: August, 1997