March 1 - March 8, 2004
March 8 - March 15, 2004
- MarineCareers.net - So you want to be a marine biologist, an oceanographer or an underwater filmmaker? Make a splash in your chosen career with the help of this site, part of the National Sea Grant College Program. You'll find job descriptions and salaries, detailed profiles of marine professionals, and tips to help you earn the necessary qualifications and get hired.
- Hotspot: Brazil - This six-minute Flash presentation introduces viewers to the animals of Brazil's Atlantic forest. Vivid images of Brazilian wildlife are accompanied by audio commentary from National Geographic photographer Mark Moffett describing the animals and how the growth of nearby cities is shrinking their habitat.
- ReusableBags.com - Paper or Plastic? Neither! Carry a reusable bag and help the environment. This site explains why it's worth the effort, and offers tips on eliminating disposable bags from your life. Read more about reusable bags in NRDC's OnEarth magazine.
March 15 - March 22, 2004
- Journey North: Spring 2004 - For humans, spring officially arrives on March 20th, but for the rest of the natural world, the schedule is a bit more flexible. Track the migrations of birds and mammals at this website, which maps wildlife sightings across North America. If you'd like to add your own data, click the owl icon on any wildlife page to report a sighting.
- The Micropolitan Museum of Microscopic Art Forms - When you think about the beauty of nature, you might visualize wild landscapes or majestic animals. At this virtual museum, you'll have a chance to view natural creatures on a much smaller scale. On display: captivating color photos of microscopic freshwater and marine creatures.
- Water Busters - Want a fun way to teach your kids about water conservation? This Flash game from the Saving Water Partnership invites players to help a little blue guy explore his house and find ways to save water and help the environment. A friendly salmon named Bert offers advice and encouragement along the way.
March 22 - March 29, 2004
- Youth Action - If you're a teen looking for a way to be more involved in environmental issues, this web feature from GreenTreks Network is a good place to start. Watch video segments from a Pennsylvania television show about young people and the environment, learn how teen environmental groups around the country are making a difference and find out how you can help by taking action online and in your community.
- Crane Cam - Each year, between late February and early April, a half million sandhill cranes fly north to their Arctic breeding grounds. Witness the migration at this streaming web cam, which offers a live video feed from Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary in Nebraska. Hosted by National Geographic, the cam page lists a schedule of peak viewing hours, but the site is worth a visit anytime -- also included is a photo gallery, several short video clips about the birds, a map of their migration route and a Q&A with a crane expert.
- Jane Goodall: 40 Years in Gombe - Here, the Animal Planet website presents a profile of Jane Goodall and her work researching chimpanzees in the forests of Africa. The site includes video footage of chimps in the field, and the transcript of an online chat where Goodall answers questions from the public.
March 29 - April 5, 2004
- Beyond Organic - This hour-long weekly program airs on satellite radio, but you can also download each broadcast from the website. Choose a program from the archive, and listen in as chefs, authors and environmental experts discuss organic food and organic farming.
- Pesticide Advisor - Looking for a nonchemical way to get the mice out of your attic or keep your garden free of slugs? Use this Pesticide Action Network webpage to find online resources about alternative ways to get rid of many common pests.
- Tunza - Each issue of this U.N. Environment Programme magazine for young people focuses on a specific topic related to sustainable living. The latest theme: Food and the Environment. Read articles written by and for teens around the world, and visit the archive for earlier issues dedicated to fresh water and taking action.
- Local Harvest Store - In addition to helping web surfers find locally grown fruits and vegetables, the Local Harvest website now includes an online store that sells natural products like maple syrup, wool, soap, grains and herbs available through farms and farmers markets around the United States. If you enter your zip code, the database will list the products in order of proximity, so it's easy to support local farmers even when you're shopping online.
- Wild Tunes - This kids' feature on the BBC website introduces you to the pop stars of the animal kingdom. Play the audio clips to hear an elephant's rumble (at high speed, so it's audible to human ears), a sedge warbler's song, and the screeches of a group of howler monkeys the site describes as "the ultimate boy band."
- The Octopus Show - How much do you know about the octopus, besides the fact that it has eight arms? This companion website to an episode of PBS's "Nature" will help expand your cephalopod knowledge. Learn how these sea creatures squeeze into a soda can, change colors to camouflage themselves or put on a light show to attract a mate. If you think you're an octopus expert already, start with the quiz.
Looking for links on a specific subject? Find our complete list, organized by topic, on the Reference/Links page.