Begin your research for the Smallville prairie development by visiting Internet sites of real companies and organizations. Be sure you are familiar with and follow your school's acceptable use policy!
A power plant that will provide 75% of the energy for Smallville - Start with:
A family-oriented theme park - Start with:
A fossil fuel finishing factory - Start with:
- Amoco: http://www.bpamoco.com/
- Mobil: http://www.mobil.com/
- Somerset Refinery: http://www.somersetoil.com/
A multifamily residential community providing affordable housing for up to 200 families - Start with:
- Housing Information: http://www.buildingonline.com
- The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): http://www.hud.gov/
A factory producing mufflers and chassis parts - Start with:
A mall with over 100 stores - Start with:
- Charlestown Mall: http://www.charlestownemall.com/malls
A landfill that will become a recreational area when full - Start with:
- Landfills: http://science.cc.uwf.edu/SH/Curr/landfill/landfill.htm
- Landfill Factoids: http://ecosys.drdr.virginia.edu/landfill.html
- A Lesson on Landfills: http://www.interlog.com/~ferris/landfills/
An alternative proposal that will save the entire prairie - Start with:
- Prairies in the Prairie State: http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/midewin/index.html
- Great Lakes Info Network: http://www.great-lakes.net
- EE link at the University of Michigan: http://www.nceet.snre.umich.edu/index.html
The following resources may provide information for your Prairie Mangement Plan, Environmental Impact Statement or Biological Assessment.
An index to Internet resources for environmental assessment
Explore the natural world at Fermilab and the Lab's environmental efforts.
The only bee native to North America is the bumblebee. Eight species have been verified foraging on the Fermilab prairie. Interesting links to related sites.
Primarily developed as a resource for prairie "gardening," this site offers excellent information for the development of a school or home prairie as well as links to other resources.
Natural History Survey scientists study the plants and animals of Illinois and how they interact among the variety of ecosystems throughout the state. Through its research and other activities, the Survey fosters intelligent and responsible management of the biological resources of Illinois and public appreciation of the state's natural heritage. It is recognized as the nation's premier natural history survey.
The NBII is an electronic gateway to biological data and information maintained by federal, state, and local government agencies; private sector organizations; and other partners around the nation and the world.
Maintained by United States Geological Survey, this site hosts a database with over 1,000 articles specific to prairie study along with general information, seasonal attractions, and much more. Send a virtual prairie postcard to a fellow prairie advocate, too!
Individuals and schools interested in developing a prairie parcel will find this "how to" site essential in the process.
Maintained by Rice University/University of California, Irvine, this site focuses upon environmental biology in general. Topics include Native Americans. Use search within site.
The search within this U.S. Fish and Wildlife site yielded over 300 options for the query "prairie."