Subject: WhaleNet Information Packet

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Whalenet Info Packet/5.94	
copyright 1994-WhaleNet/J. Michael Williamson
Welcome to WhaleNet
	This packet gives you the information that you need to start using
WhaleNet in your classroom.  This packet contains the following
1. Whale Watch Data Sheet
2. Instructions for recording whale watch data.
3. Instructions on how to access WhaleNet
4. Instructions on how to input data into the WhaleNet bulletin board
5. Marine mammal species sheet with abbreviations
6. Activities sheets
7. Supplemental Materials order forms
8. WhaleNet data base Information Sheet
Please feel free to contact us for further information.
Mr. Michael Williamson                           Mr. Paul Colombo
WhaleNet Coordinator                               Co-Director EnviroNet
Science Dept.                                              Dept. of Biology
Wheelock College                                       Simmons College
200 Riverway                                              300 Fenway
Boston, MA 02215                                        Boston, MA 02115	
617/734-5200, x256                                     617/521-2665
	WhaleNet  is a teacher enhancement project funded by the
National Science Foundation and sponsored by Wheelock College and
Simmons College, Boston.  The purpose of WhaleNet is to enhance
 science education and environmental awareness using
interdisciplinary learning through the use of telecommunications.
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Affiliates' Organizations
Allied Whale, College of the Atlantic
American Cetacean Society
Atlantic Cetacean Research Center
Briar Island Ocean Study, N.S.
Buffalo Museum of Science
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Captain Tim Brady & Sons Whale Watch
Carolina Ocean Study Programs
Cetacean Research Unit
Cetacean Society International
Ceta-Research, Inc., Nfld..
Compagnie de la Baie de Tadoussac, P.Q.
Dolphin Fleet
Frenchman Bay Whale Watch Co.
Gulf of Maine Aquarium
Gulf of Maine Marine Ed. Assoc.
Hatfield Marine Science Center, OR
Hyannis Whale Watcher
International Wildlife Coalition
Isles of Shoals Steamship Co.
Manomet Bird Observatory
Marine Education Center of Cape Ann
Marine Education & Research Group
Marine Mammal Center
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Massachusetts Marine Educators
Mingan Island Cetacean Study
Newburyport Whale Watch
New England Aquarium
  Pelagic Research Lab -NEA
  Stranding Network-NEA
  Teacher Resource Center-NEA
New England Science Center
New England Whale Watch
New Hampshire Seacoast Cruises
North Carolina Sea Grant
Northeast Whale Watch
Odyssey Whale Watch
Portuguese Princess Whale Watch
Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
Quebec-Labrador Foundation
Seattle Public Schools
Seven Seas Whale Watch
Simmons College
Twillingate Island Boat Tours, Nfld.
U. of Alaska Southeast
UC Santa Barbara
UNH Sea Grant
Virginia Marine Science Museum
Whale Conservation Institute
Wheelock College
Yankee Fleet
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Broaden Your Whale Watch Horizons
with Telecommunications
	WhaleNet, in conjunction with research and educational
organizations, and whale watch companies, provides a program to
enhance the educational opportunities of students.
	WhaleNet offers, students and teachers, curriculum support, a
source of data for interdisciplinary classroom activities , and interactive
informational support through the WhaleNet/EnviroNet bulletin boards
utilizing telecommunications.
	WhaleNet provides a system where students, teachers, and
researchers collect data on their whale watching cruises and compile
their data on the WhaleNet bulletin board.  The data is then shared, via
WhaleNet, with schools for student research and interdisciplinary
curricular activities in their respective classrooms nation-wide.
WhaleNet is establishing Internet communication between classes from
around the world so that students can compare and relate their
experiences, data, and knowledge with one another.
	WhaleNet, part of EnviroNet, is a teacher enhancement project
funded by the National Science Foundation and sponsored by Wheelock
College and Simmons College in Boston.  The purpose of
WhaleNet/EnviroNet is to enhance science education and
environmental awareness using interdisciplinary learning through
the use of telecommunications.
	Class activities may be supplemented with information packets
 with materials supplied by WhaleNet. Also available are Interactive CD-
Rom and curriculum materials and the Elementary Whale Study
Curriculum (EWSC) developed by Whale Conservation Institute and the
Discovery Channel, and the booklets Whale Watches as Interdisciplinary
Teaching Opportunities, The World of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises --
Interdisciplinary Curriculum Activities for Pre-K through High School,
and Marine Science Activities on a Budget.  Plans to build a life-sized (55
ft.) inflatable whale that the students can actually walk through are
also available through WhaleNet.  WhaleNet curricula support continues
through the winter months by utilizing information from the
humpback southern breeding areas, WCI Patagonia right whale
research, and research information on tracking whales, ocean toxics
(ECOTOX), and bioacoustics supplied by the voyages of the WCI research
vessel Odyssey.
	If you are interested in receiving an information packet,
participating in the program, or learning more you can contact me,
Michael Williamson, WhaleNetCoordinator at 508/468-4699 or
617/734-5200, X256, or Dr. Karen Talentino or Paul Colombo, EnviroNet
co-directors, Park Science Bldg., Simmons College, 300 Fenway, Boston,
MA 02115, 617/521-2665,.
E-Mail : 	
Paul Colombo                 PCOLOMBO@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU
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GUEST INSTRUCTIONS FOR EnviroNet  / WhaleNet                   LOGINS
The following are some directions to access our network as a RguestS.
Please feel free to browse through our bulletin boards and let us know if
you find them a help to your instruction.  Bold type indicates
information that you type.