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North Carolina Zoo and Zoo Society Launch "Field Trip Earth" website. (News from Zoos).

The North Carolina Zoo and the North Carolina Zoological Society recently unveiled Field Trip Earth. This online learning project, located at www.fieldtripearth.org, is the result of more than a year of work by a team of zoo researchers and several conservation organizations. Financial support came from the Zoo Society and a $258,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Field Trip Earth helps teachers and students in K through 12 classrooms around the world with the integration of fundamental conservation issues into their learning of more traditional subjects such as languages, mathematics, fine arts, natural and social sciences and technology. In addition to communicating information about key issues such as species endangerment, habitat protection and captive management, the website encourages students to better understand how their daily decisions affect the world around them. An extensive library of background readings about various wildlife conservation projects, species and regions is available from the site. Students have the possibility to communicate directly with field scientists, as well as with other classrooms using the site, forming a community of learners around the project. Other highlights of the program include a study of black bear (Ursus americanus) population dynamics in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and a multi-faceted look at Atlantic sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) conservation efforts. A number of other field conservation programs focusing on species ranging from white-winged wood ducks (Cairina scutulata) to Mexican wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) and Przewalski's horse (Equus przewalski), taking place around the world, are under development and will be added to the site in the coming months.
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Publication:Endangered Species Update
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Date:Mar 1, 2003
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