Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Mind-Boggling Nature/Science Site!

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Seeing the title you might think that this is a site only about birds but you would be mistaken! (Although there is a ton of info on our feathered friends!)

This from their "What We Do" page:

"The Cornell Lab of Ornithology uses the best science and technology--and inspires the widest range of people and organizations--to solve critical problems facing wildlife.

Our mission: To interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds."

Don't you just love the term "Citizen Science"?

"Citizen science is a way for you to learn about birds, science, and conservation by participating in real scientific studies. As a partnership between the public and professional scientists, we make up one of the world's largest research teams!"

There are several projects that are available to get involved in so be sure to check out the Citizen Science page for more info. (What an opportunity for classroom students and homeschoolers!)

There is just so much great information on this site that I couldn't possibly direct you to all of it so here are some of my favorite highlights:

Be sure to look at the video about the Blue Whale discovered singing in New York coastal waters!

  • The Macaulay Library contains an online archive which is the worlds largest archive of animal sounds and video.

You can search for audio or video or browse the archive by animal group.

Be sure to register for an account (it's free), sign up for several eNewsletters, check out their blog (Round Robin), follow them on Twitter, look at the NestCams and so much more!

Be prepared to spend some truly quality time here! You'll be glad you did! Enjoy!

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