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Backyard Wildlife Habitat  (Y,M)
The Backyard Wildlife Habitat site provides for wildlife the five basic elements needed for survival; food, water, cover and places to raise young along with sustainable gardening

Mines of Spain State Recreation Area and E. B. Lyons Nature Center  (Y,M,O,T)
Facilities and Activities: Picnicking/Shelters, E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center, Horseshoe Bluff Interpretive Area, Trails, Hunting and Trapping.

Southwest Wildlife Rehabilitation and Educational Foundation  (Y,M,O,T)
A non-profit organization specializing in rescuing and rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife native to the southwest. The website aims to educate today's youth on the importance of native wildlife and the environment.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  (Y,M,O,T)
Renowned for its wildlife, Arctic Refuge is inhabited by 45 species of land and marine mammals, ranging from the pygmy shrew to the bowhead whale. Best known are the polar, grizzly, and black bear; wolf, wolverine, Dall sheep, moose, muskox, and the animal that has come to symbolize the area's wildness, the free-roaming caribou. Thirty-six species of fish occur in Arctic Refuge waters, and 180 species of birds have been observed on the refuge.

Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge  (Y,M,O,T)
Established to conserve brown bears, caribou, moose, marine mammals, shorebirds, other migratory birds, raptors, and fish; to fulfill treaty obligations; to provide for continued subsistence users; and to ensure necessary water quality and quantity.

Alaska Digital Wildlife Photography Handbook  (Y,M,O,T)
This 10-page handbook is written for students 4-12th grade. It contains great tips about digital photography as well as wildlife photography. Download is free

Bering Land Bridge  (Y,M,O,T)
The Bering Land Bridge connects Asia to North America. The website offers historical information about the park for those who cannot visit in person.

Wildlife Conservation  (Y,M,O,T)
Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Westmoreland State Park Wildlife Education Program  (Y,M,O,T)
Westmoreland State Park lies within Westmoreland County, next to the former homes of both George Washington and Robert E. Lee. The park's Horsehead Cliffs provide visitors with a spectacular view of the Potomac River. In addition to the scenic beauty at Westmoreland, the park offers hiking, camping, cabins, fishing, boating and swimming. Visitors can enjoy the park's vacation cabins as well. The discovery center, open on weekends during the summer, gives an informative historical and ecological perspective to an important natural area on the coastal plain.

Our Wild Neighbors  (Y)
An educational resource book about Alaskan animals lets you explore habitat, the food web, people and parks.

Partnerships for Endangered Species Recovery (Poster)  (Y,M,O,T)
Offers a full size version of an artistic "Recovery Poster" in PDF.

Learn NPS  (Y,M,O,T)
From the National Park Service, Learn NPS is an online resource for educators wishing to utilize all that the NPS has to offer, even if they can't visit the parks in person. "Here you'll find curriculum, fun and games, a guide to park Junior Ranger programs and a host of other fun and educational media created by the National Park Service and our partners.

Web Rangers  (Y,M,O,T)
Whether or not you live near any National Parks, your children can spend the summer exploring parks across the country with the NPS Web Ranger Program. Kids will " solve mysteries and puzzles, play games, take part in stories, and gather secret words."

Project FLOW  (Y,M)
"Fisheries Learning on the Web (FLOW) is a comprehensive curriculum about the Great Lakes ecosystem. Lessons are geared toward educators who teach upper elementary and middle school students. Each lesson is aligned with national and state curriculum standards.

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