Subject: WHALENET INFO PACKET (4/1/95)

Michael Williamson (mwilliamson)
Mon, 1 Apr 1995 09:20:43

Welcome to WhaleNet		
	This packet gives you the information that you need to begin using
WhaleNet in your classroom.  This packet contains the following information:
1. Instructions on How to Access WhaleNet
2. Start-up WhaleNet Activities
3. Instructions for recording whale watch data.
4. Instructions on how to input data into the WhaleNet program
5. Marine mammal species sheet with abbreviations
6. Whale Study Data Sheet
7. WhaleNet data base Information Sheet
8. Supplemental Materials information
Please feel free to contact us for further information.
Mr. Michael Williamson    Mr. Paul Colombo             Dr. Karen Talentino
WhaleNet Coordinator      Co-Director EnviroNet       Co-Director EnviroNet
Science Dept.                     Dept. of Biology               Simmons College
200 Riverway                   300 Fenway                     300 Fenway
Boston, MA 02215            Boston, MA 02115            Boston, MA 02115
617/734-5200, x256        617/521-2665                 617/617/521-2666
	WhaleNet  is a teacher enhancement project funded by the National
 Science Foundation (RED-9454757) and sponsored by Wheelock College and
Simmons College in Boston.  The purpose of the WhaleNet is to enhance
science education and environmental awareness using interdisciplinary
learning through the use of telecommunications.
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
Zoo Atlanta
Expand Your Educational Horizons
with Telecommunications
	WhaleNet, in conjunction with research groups, 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
WhaleNet/EnviroNet 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 interdisciplinary curricular activities and
student research in their respective classrooms world-wide.   WhaleNet
is establishing Internet communication between classes from around
the world so that students can use collaborative learning, compare and
relate their experiences, data, and knowledge with one another.
	WhaleNet is an interdisciplinary program to enhance
science education and environmental awareness using
telecommunications.  WhaleNet, part of EnviroNet, is an
enhancement project funded by the National Science Foundation and
sponsored by Wheelock College and Simmons College in Boston.
	Class activities may be supplemented with
information packets with materials supplied by WhaleNet.
Plans to build a life-sized (55 ft.) inflatable whale that the students
can actually walk through are also available through 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.  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, WhaleNet Coordinator at 617/734-
5200, X256 or 508/468-4699, 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 : 	
Michael Williamson		
Paul Colombo
Dr. Karen Talentino
GUEST INSTRUCTIONS FOR EnviroNet  / WhaleNet                   LOGINS
The following are some directions to access our network as a "guest".  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