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Biology Web Sites
American Institute of Biological Sciences
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is a nonprofit scientific association dedicated to advancing biological research and education for the welfare of society.
Birds of North America Online This link opens in a new window
The Birds of North America is a comprehensive reference collaboration by the American Ornithologists' Union, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and the Academy of Natural Science. This reference covers the life histories of 716 North American bird species and including illustrations, audio clips, and videos.
Ecological Society of America
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915 to promote ecological science through public awareness, increased resources for research, and enhanced communication between the ecological community and policy-makers.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has for more than four decades been assessing the conservation status of species, subspecies, varieties, and even selected subpopulations on a global scale in order to highlight taxa threatened with extinction.
National Academy of Sciences
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare.
National Center for Biotechnology Information
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information. Resources available through NCBI include BLAST, Entrez, GenBank, Genome, Nucleotide Database, PubMed, and many more.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science." NSF is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences.
Tree of Life Web Project (ToL)
ToL is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world to provide information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history. ToL pages are linked one to another hierarchically, in the form of the evolutionary tree of life, illustrating the genetic connections between all living things.
Education Web Sites
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
The American Educational Research Association is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.
National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)
The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) is a “leader in life science education.” Since its inception in 1938, thousands of educators have joined NABT to share experiences and expertise with colleagues from around the world, keep up with trends and developments in the field, and grow professionally.
National Education Association (NEA)
The National Education Association (NEA) is the nation's largest professional employee organization and is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 2.7 million members work at every level of education, from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state, as well as in more than 14,000 local communities across the United States.
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of 60,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.
US Department of Education
Provides information about the offices and programs of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), education initiatives of the President and the Secretary, the full text of ED reports and publications, and links to organizations supported by the department.
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