Earth Partnership for Schools
A database of bird species of the world that includes pictures and information for each species. The database is queried using common bird names rather than scientific names.
This site gives a description of the buffalo found on the prairie, a history of buffalo, and provides some good photographs of live buffalo taken at the refuge.
A comprehensive teacher's guide to whooping cranes, including activities for K-12 students.
The ICF is located near Baraboo, WI. The web site includes a "Just for Kids" section, two on-line travel adventures around the world to help save various species of cranes, tour information, educational resources, information on how to participate in the Midwest Crane Count and the Adopt-a-Crane program, photos and updates on the Whooping Crane Reintroduction project of the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership, and links to photographs and related sites on the Web.
This web site follows several animals such as Monarch butterflies, California Gray Whales, Bald Eagles, Robins, and others on their spring and fall migrations, using maps and field observations by scientists and amateurs. The site includes instructions for teachers and schools on how to participate in the project, offers challenge questions for students, classroom materials for teachers, maps for tracking migration of a specific species, and much more.
Developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota, the site gives 10 ways to investigate butterflies, provides butterfly-related activities for kids and teachers, allows kids to follow Frankie the Teddy Bear's journey to Mexico to see where the monarchs migrate, and includes a gallery of photos and stories contributors have shared about monarchs.
This site provides information on monarch biology, growing milkweed, raising monarchs at home, butterfly gardening, migration and tagging, conservation, monarch curricula, research projects, reading room, e-mail list, and much more.
This site offers on line field guides that cover over 4800 species of amphibians, birds, butterflies, fishes, insects, mammals, reptiles, seashells, seashore creatures, spiders, trees, and wildflowers. Each species page gives a description of the plant or animal, a range map, and natural history. The site also provides links to many other sources of related information and allows site visitors to contact an expert with questions.
This is part of the Northern Prairies Wildlife Resource Center site. It is a database of monographs, journal articles, and books on a wide variety of topics that can be searched by type of resource, taxon of biological species, or by geography. Items can be read online or downloaded.
These are year-round field staff notes about the annual process of raising whooping crane chicks to fly and migrate with ultra-light aircraft from Necedah, WI to Chassahowitzka Wildlife Preserve in Florida in order to establish a second migratory whooping crane flock in the eastern part of the United States. Covers egg incubation, hatching, circle pen training, learning to fly with ultalights, migration south, wintering in Florida, migration north, nesting, etc.
"Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, public awareness and education, and land management benefiting landowners and wildlife alike." (From the Pheasants Forever web site.) Includes information on the Leopold Education Project for youth that bases its lessons and activities on Aldo Leopold's writings and his concept of a Land Ethic.
This is part of the Nebraska Wildlife web site. The prairie dog page includes a drawing and description of the prairie dog, discusses its distribution and habitat, habits, reproduction, food, natural enemies, mortality, and importance to its environment.
This site provides a history and fast facts about elk, gives a physical description, shows distribution range, habitat, discusses the life of elk through the four seasons of the year, their current status, and their future prospects of survival. It is a very informative site. There is a section for kids.
The site is a database of North American birds. All species are included with their common and scientific names. The information provided includes photographs, bird songs, videos, identifiation tips, maps, and life history information compiled by G.A. Gough, J.R. Sauer, and M. Iliff of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD.
This is the site of the on line Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas. Data is up-to-date for the current year and includes lists of breeding birds for every WI region, county, and county quad, maps of confirmed and possible breeding areas for each species listed, species images, reporting forms, and much more. Comprehensive information.
This page, developed by the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources, discusses the distribution of the species in WI, gives tips on identification, food habits, natural history of the bird, and management considerations.