Free Resources on Biodiversity

10/21/2011 1:18:16 PM

 Looking for resources about biodiversity?  Check out this free web site from

The Biodiversity Focus Area on provides an online environment for educators and students to share user-generated content in a purposeful and meaningful way.

-- Access free tips, tools and lessons to help students understand biodiversity.

-- Take a virtual field trip to New Zealand to learn about their native plants and animals. Ask questions of the New Zealand class who submitted the video.

-- Submit your own virtual field trip by creating a video with your students highlighting animals and plants in your community to share with students around the world.

-- Learn about endangered species like the leatherback turtle, and more.

In addition, check out eFilms at ePals  to watch documentaries on biodiversity and other topics by professional film makers.  Each video has thought-provoking questions that can serve as in-class discussions or homework after watching the video.  Students also can review the videos, submit comments online and rate the films for their peers to see.


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