Week of June 17, 2001

Wildlife Migration

Fly the friendly skies with Journey North: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration at www.learner.org/jnorth. Find out how you can help track many species' migration north for the summer. See where some magnificent bald eagles have been sighted this spring, and discover how a New York biologist raised the number of nesting eagles from two to more than 102. Also, check out the migration patterns of robins, manatees and even humpback whales. Watch for the budding signs of spring in tulips, frogs, earthworms and maple sugaring. Make sure to examine today's news to catch the latest on the Journey North project. Spread your wings and fly over to this amazing site today.

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According to scientists, how old is the common loon species?

2,000 years
20 million years
200 years

 

Where is the okapi's natural homeland?

The Congo
Ethiopia
South Africa

 

The decorative painting exhibit features art of what time period?
1900 to 1950
1890 to 1930
1960 to 1970

 

 

 

Apes in the Bronx

Get ready for an exciting jungle journey. Visit the Bronx Zoo's Congo Gorilla Forest at www.bronxzoo.com/animals-and-exhibits/exhibits/congo-gorilla-forest.aspx to experience the sights and sounds of an African jungle. Learn about two troops of lowland gorillas as well as various species of birds, reptiles and fish. Discover how this 6.5-acre forest was constructed, from its 50-foot trees to its gushing waterfalls. You'll go "ape" over this great site.


Art -- Chicago-Style

Grab your brush and palette and head to the Art Institute of Chicago Web site at www.artic.edu/aic. Enter at View the Collections to find the galleries. You can view paintings by clicking on the pictures. You can also play interactive art games with the QuickTime and Shockwave plug-ins. Learn about famous artists such as Van Gogh and Picasso. Finally, explore online exhibits about decorative painting and Chinese art.


Should schools have vending machines so kids can buy snacks and soda?

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Recycle it!

Spending time outside reminds us of the beautiful world we live in. However, it won't stay beautiful if we are not willing to keep it clean. Here are some sites about the environment, how we affect it and what we can do to protect it. It's your Earth. Take care of it.

Why Should I Recycle?
www.paperreclaim.co.nz/index.php?page=news/why-recycle

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
www.epa.gov/epawaste/wycd/index.htm

Environmental News Network
www.enn.com (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Earth Share
www.earthshare.org

The Ozone Hole Tour
www.atm.ch.cam.ac.uk/tour/index.html

- - Amy


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