Present and Past Field Trip Sites
Jug Bay Wetlands SanctuaryBack
Sideling Hill Visitors Center
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences
The Maryland Science Center
Some past field trip sites have included:
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
National Museum of Health and Medicine
"Audubon's Dream Realized: Selections from The Birds of America at the National Gallery of Art
"Generous Friends: Building an art exhibit for the National Air and Space Museum"
"sLowlife", an exhibit about plants in motion at the United States Botanic Gardens
Geology and Paleontology
Charles Lyell's 1830
Principles of Geology
William "Strata" Smith's Geologic Maps and Charts
"Understanding Geologic Time", online interactive exercise
Global Earth History, various paleogeographic reconstructions, with more detailed global and North American reconstructions
The Geologic Timescale, from The International Commission on Stratigraphy
"Getting Into the Fossil Record", online interactive excercise
Tetrapod Zoology, blogsite of paleontologist Darren Naish
Palaeoblog, blogsite of paleontologist Michael Ryan
Hairy Museum of Natural History, blogsite of paleontologist and illustrator Matt Celeskey
Evolutionary Biology and Phylogenetics
Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace's 1858
paper on Natural Selection
Charles Darwin's 1859 The Origin of Species
Charles Darwin's 1883 Variations in Animals and Plants Under Domestication
Understanding Evolution, a GREAT introduction/reveiw of the topic, its history, and related disciplines for K-12 students and teachers, college undergradutes (or graduates, or private citizens, or pretty much anyone else!)
"What did T. rex Taste Like?", online phylogenetic interactive exercise
The Tree of Life, international online phylogenetic project
The Phylogeny of Life, at the University of California, Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology
Evolution and the Fossil Record, booklet from the American Geological Institute and the Paleontological Society
This Week in Evolution, a blogsite that (not surprisingly) reviews new peer-reviewed evolutionary biology papers
The Panda's Thumb, a blogsite for evolutionary biology and society
The Loom, evolutionary biology blogsite of writer Carl Zimmer
Pharyngula, blogsite for biologist P.Z. Myers.
Aetiology, blogsite about evolutionary medicine by epidemiologist Tara Smith.
Evolution and Medicine, a resource for scientists and medical professionals working at the interface of evolutionary biology and medicine.
Archaeology and Anthropology
Anthropology.Net, "Beyond Bones and Stones", a web-community for
Afarensis, blogsite about anthropology, evolution, and science.
John Hawks, another blogsite about paleoanthroplogy, genetics, and evolution.
Smithsonian Institution Human Origins Program
"The Monkeys", a humorous but insightful look at Humanity's place in Nature, our biology, our behavior, and the like
WebChron, the WebChronology Project
Interactive Online Guide to PBS documentary series Race: The Power of An Illusion
Skepticism and Pseudoscience
A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking, by Greg R. Haskins
The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP)
The James Randi Educational Foundation
The Skeptics Dictionary
The Talk Origins Website
The Urban Legends Reference Page
"What's New", Dr. Robert Park's column on voodoo science
"Bridging the Chasm Between Two Cultures", an essay by former New Age leader Karla McLaren, from the Skeptical Inquirer
Denialism Blog, blog about (not surprisingly) "denialists": those who mistake outright denial of observed phenomena (a bad thing) with honest empirical skepticism (a good thing)
Circlemakers, the folks who invented the Crop Circle!
The Flying Spaghetti Monster, an "alternative" model for the origin of Earth and Life. Actually documents (sort of...) the link between global warming and piracy.
The reDiscovery Institute: Teach the contraversies. All of them. Each and every one...
Science Not Fiction: blog about science, science fiction, and their interconnections.
The Discovery of Global Warming, supplement to a
book by physicist Spencer Weart
Paleoclimatology site for NOAA
The Nobel Prize-winning Climate Change 2007 Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
RealClimate.org, blogsite run by climatologists in response to widespread misinformation on climate change
"How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic", FAQ page on climate change
Science News (Science News Desks of Networks, Papers, Wire Services, Magazines, etc.)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Various compilations of science journals:
Google Scholar, your first stop for academic online research!
Journals of the Royal Society
Publications of the American Museum of Natural History
Publications of the Geological Society of America
Jerry Harris' comprehensive list of vertebrate paleontology journals
Just For Fun