WhaleNet Overview

WhaleNet Expands 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 resources and support, a source of data for interdisciplinary classroom activities, and interactive informational support through WhaleNet utilizing telecommunications.

WhaleNet established Internet communication between researchers and students from around the world so that they can share and use research data, collaborative learning, and personal field experiences to enhance their education and interest in science. WhaleNet provides a system where students, teachers, and researchers collect and then compile their data on the WhaleNet server. The data is then shared, via WhaleNet, with schools for interdisciplinary curricular activities and student research in their respective classrooms world-wide.

WhaleNet is an interdisciplinary program to enhance science education and environmental awareness using telecommunications. WhaleNet is an enhancement project funded by the National Science Foundation, and sponsored by Wheelock College in Boston.

Class activities may be supplemented with information and materials made available through WhaleNet:

Also available are booklets from J. Michael Williamson such as:

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.


Expand Your Educational Horizons
with Telecommunications

WhaleNet establishes Internet communications amongst students, researchers, and educators from around the world to share and use actual research data and personal field experiences for collaborative learning; to foster interdisciplinary education and environmental awareness; and to enhance interest in science and mathematics.

WhaleNet uses telecommunications to offer, students and teachers, a source of data and information for interdisciplinary classroom lessons, curriculum resources, and interactive support.

WhaleNet projects (partial list):

Curriculum supplements available through WhaleNet include:

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

If you are interested in receiving more information, or participating in this program, contact, Michael Williamson, WhaleNet Principal Investigator, <>, 617/734-5200, X256, Fax 617/734-8666, Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215.

WhaleNet Access:

If you are interested in receiving more information, participating in the
WhaleNet educational program,
or learning more you can contact:

Michael Williamson

WhaleNet Coordinator Wheelock College
200 The Riverway
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 734-5200, x.256
Fax: (617) 566-7369

To WhaleNet

click here