The American Journal of Bioethics - An online journal produced by the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics. - This is one of the top places to get started on bioethical issues. Arthur Caplan is the director.

Conservation and Biodiversity

(4/26/02) Animal Diversity Web - An incredible online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan.

(4/21/02) Cabrillo Marine Aquarium - Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is an educational, recreational, and research facility devoted to encouraging active public participation to promote knowledge and conservation of the marine life of Southern California.

(4/4/03) Cal Parks - The California State Parks Foundation is dedicated to preserving every leaf, blade of grass, and grain of sand from the shores of Aņo Nuevo to the peaks of the Sierra Nevada.

(3/13/12) Community Conservancy International - CCI - working to preserve vital natural lands and waters and enhance local communities.

(1/19/01) - This is a great site for nature lovers! It is easy to navigate and you can find information on many species of birds, animals and plants. You can even do it by zip code!

(4/28/02) Environmental News Network - Since 1993, the Environmental News Network has been working to educate the world about environmental issues facing our Earth. We began as a monthly print publication, called Environmental News Briefing, and two years later discovered the Internet as an effective means of reaching a broader, more diverse audience.

(9/12/16) MoneyGeek - Is an Outdoor Career Right for You? - Quiz and resources for pursuing a career in the great outdoors.

(4/21/02) National Audubon Society - The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Founded in 1905, the National Audubon Society is named for John James Audubon (1785-1851), famed ornithologist, explorer, and wildlife artist.

(4/21/02) NASA Earth Observatory - This incredible site provides a wealth of information about many aspects of our world today.

(4/21/02) National Wildlife Federation - The National Wildlife Federation is the nation's largest member-supported conservation group, uniting individuals, organizations, businesses and government to protect wildlife, wild places, and the environment.

(4/26/02) The Nature Conservancy - Our Mission: To preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

(3/13/12) Newport Bay Conservancy - Right in our backyard! We will be visiting on a field trip but you can learn more about the organizations by visiting this site.

(4/26/02) Oceana - Oceana is a non-profit, international advocacy organization created with the sole purpose of protecting the world's oceans to sustain the circle of life.

(4/21/02) Wildlife Conservation Society - The WCS uniquely combines the resources of wildlife parks in New York with field projects around the globe to inspire care for nature, provide leadership in environmental education, and help sustain our planet's biological diversity.

(4/21/02) World Wildlife Fund - WWF directs its conservation efforts toward three global goals: protecting endangered spaces, saving endangered species and addressing global threats.


(4/13/11) ChronoZoom - ChronoZoom is the Zoomable timeline for Big History. With ChronoZoom, you can browse history, rather than digging it out piece by piece. ChronoZoom is a timeline for all of history: From the Big Bang, to the time of the dinosaurs, to the present.

Evogeneao - This website seeks to promote the teaching and acceptance of the biological theory of evolution by emphasizing one of its great lessons: that life on Earth is one big extended family, and therefore we are related in an exact way to not only every other living thing, but also to every thing that ever lived.

(11/1/09) Exploring Life's Origins - The goal of this project is to use molecular illustration and animation to help describe origins of life research and theories to broad audiences. Illustrations and animations may be downloaded in the Resources for Educators section.

(3/13/12) The Genographic Project - The Genographic Project is seeking to chart new knowledge about the migratory history of the human species by using sophisticated laboratory and computer analysis of DNA contributed by hundreds of thousands of people from around the world.

(4/13/11) NCSE - The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a not-for-profit, membership organization providing information and resources for schools, parents and concerned citizens working to keep evolution in public school science education. We educate the press and public about the scientific, educational, and legal aspects of the creation and evolution controversy, and supply needed information and advice to defend good science education at local, state, and national levels.

(4/13/11) Time Tree - TimeTree is a public knowledge-base for information on the evolutionary timescale of life. A search utility allows exploration of the thousands of divergence times among organisms in the published literature.

(11/1/09) Understanding Evolution - your one-stop source for information on evolution from the University of California Museum of Paleontology.


(1/20/03) The Breast Cancer Site  - This site has an easy click-on button to help fund free mammograms. Follow the links to the other "click and help" sites.

(9/10/03) - Some great Microsoft and other software deals for students.

(9/3/12) Metric Conversions - This is a video clip thoroughly explaining how to do metric conversions. It talks about the metric prefix number line and how to use it to convert from one metric unit to another by simply moving the decimal point or changing the exponent if the number is in scientific notation.

(9/12/16) Snopes - My go-to site for anything that needs checking.

Urban Legends and Folklore - Check out the latest rumors floating around. Some are legitimate; most aren't.


(5/10/03) American Eugenics Movement Archive (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) - This is an incredibly rich source of information about a period of American history that most people do not know about. Learn how some influential Americans tried to segregate other Americans based on their genetics. Fascinating!

(3/13/12) DNA11 - DNA11 is the world's original creator of DNA Art. We make art that is about you. The real you. We're about making art personal. Unique. One of a kind.

(5/10/03) Dolan DNA Learning Center (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) - This is a great site to learn about DNA and the Human Genome Project. There are animations, interviews, activities, etc. Check it out.

(1/19/01) Human Eye Color Simulator - This is a simplified version of the genetics involved in determining human eye color. Here, only two genes are considered when we know that there are at least three involved. Still, it is a fun simulation.

(11/5/01) Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man - If you are really into learning about genetics disorders and abnormalities in humans, this is the place!

Nutrition and General Health

(4/4/03) Your Disease Risk - Welcome to Your Disease Risk, the source on prevention. Here, you can find out your risk of developing five of the most important diseases in the United States (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and stroke) and get personalized tips for preventing them.

(10/21/01) Lab Test Online - If you're wondering about what lab results can tell us, check out this site. It has a break-down of all the different tests that are run. Pretty cool!

(11/5/01) Merck Manual On-Line - Many of you have been wondering about certain diseases and disorders. You can find out a lot about them using this great resource.

(9/10/03) NutritionData's Nutrition Facts Calorie Counter - You can search for the nutritional values for thousands of different food items, including fast foods.

(9/15/16) Student Health and Wellness Guide - Compiled by This nutrition and wellness guide illustrates the way lifestyle habits affect our bodies and brains.

(1/19/01) University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter - This has some excellent information on nutrition and general well-being.

Student Activism

(1/25/17) Student Activism in School - Getting Your Voice Heard. Resources, inspiration and expert advice for making a difference on and off campus.