Subject: Info: WhaleNet Overview

Michael Williamson (williams@whale.simmons.edu)
Sun, 21 Apr 1996 08:15:57 -0400 (EDT)

WhaleNet 

Expand Your Educational Horizons
with Telecommunications

	WhaleNet established Internet communication between students, 
researchers, and educators from around the world to share and use actual 
research data, collaborative learning, and personal field experiences to 
supplement interdisciplinary education, environmental awareness, and 
enhance interest in science and mathematics.

	WhaleNet offers, students and teachers, curriculum resources and 
support, a source of data and information for interdisciplinary classroom 
activities, and interactive support through WhaleNet/EnviroNet using 
telecommunications and traditional means.

WhaleNet home page curricula support and projects (partial list):
%	Satellite Tagging Observation Program-with the New England 
Aquarium follow tagged marine mammals, such as: right whales, blue 
whales, humpback whales, Bowhead whales and seals.
%	Allied Whale Humpback Whale Catalogue on-line access
%	ASK a Scientist -correspond with practicing scientists
%	Tabor Boy - share experiences with crew of Tabor Boy
%	Professional Development Workshops Sites- 
University of Texas Marine Science Institute
L.A. Museum of Natural History
Zoo Atlanta with Georgia Tech. and Georgia State
Moakley Center for Technology, Bridgewater State College
%	Educational Resources for educators and students
%	Educational and Research links

Class activities may be supplemented with information and materials 
available through WhaleNet.  Curriculum supplements such as: 
%	Whale Watches as Interdisciplinary Teaching Opportunities 
%	The World of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises -- Interdisciplinary 
Curriculum Activities for Pre-K through High School 
%	How to Build an Inflatable Whale (plans to build a life-sized (55 
ft.) inflatable whale that the students can actually walk through)
%	Marine Science Activities on a Budget 
%	CD-ROM developed by Whale Conservation Institute & the Discovery 
Channel.  

	WhaleNet, with EnviroNet, is an enhancement project funded by the 
National Science Foundation and sponsored by Wheelock College and Simmons 
College in Boston.  

Information:  If you are interested in receiving more information, 
participating in the program, you can contact me, Michael Williamson, 
<williams@whale.simmons.edu>, WhaleNet Coordinator at 617/734-5200, X256, 
Fax 617/566-7369, Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215, 
or Paul Colombo, <colombo@whale.simmons.edu> 617/521-2665.

WhaleNet Access:

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