Students & Educators Page
Scattered throughout our community directory are many sites of interest to students and others excited by learning. This directory collects them in one place. These sites are scholarly, and we expect that many teachers will accept them as research sources.
We welcome your suggestions, as we strive to make this page helpful to students of Brevard County Florida and anywhere in the world. Contact us.
Gopher Tortoise -- A threatened species. -- Featuring: "Ask the expert."
Indigo Snake -- A docile, helpful reptile - often misunderstood - a very threatened species.
Scrub Habitat -- An ecosystem dependent on fire.
Woodlands Habitat -- The deep forest.
Right Whale -- Only 300 alive today.
Mosquito Lagoon -- Cradle to the ocean.
Sea Turtles -- Huge and endangered.
Ecosystems of Brevard County -- Photos of our remarkable diversity.
Birds of North Brevard -- Five pages of photographs.
150' Nature Mural -- Ecosystems, animals, plants and recreation.
The West Indian Manatees of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Controlled burn of a scrub ecosystem in the Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary.
Sea-Beans of Canaveral National Seashore
Black Point Wildlife Drive - A picture tour.
Tour of the Canaveral National Seashore Vistas - A picture tour.
Oculina Coral Reef - Off the coast of east Florida.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Get Outdoors Florida! Web site.
Includes a Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights.
RESEARCH PAPERS & ABSTRACTS:
2002 Mosquito Lagoon Conference
2004 Mosquito Lagoon Conference
Listed Species on the Merritt Island NWR
| MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE | CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE | ENCHANTED FOREST NATURE SANCTUARY | SPACE COAST BIRDING & WILDLIFE FESTIVAL | TITUSVILLE OUTDOORS - Fishing, Paddling, Birding, Hiking |
SPACE COAST BIRDING | SPACE COAST HIKING | SPACE COAST PADDLING
"Out There" eMagazine - Real stories by real people about their outdoor adventures in the Titusville Florida area.
Kayaking - Tour Boat - Air Boat - Seashore
INDEX OF PHOTOGRAPY COLLECTIONS
Birds - Manatees - Animals - Reptiles - Butterflys - Ecosystems - Wildflowers - Scenery
Brevard Community College - Titusville Campus
Historic Markers of N. Brevard
Laurilee Thompson's Life along the Indian River Lagoon in Titusville during the 1950's, 60's & 70's
Titusville, Florida Walking Tour -- Panels bring history to life.
A History of North Brevard Florida -- Prehistory to the Space Age.
Historical Landmarks of North Brevard
The Windover Dig -- They lived here 8,000 years ago.
Life and Death at Windover By Dr. Rachel Wentz
History of the Schools in North Brevard -- A primary concern.
Clifton Colored School ca: 1890 -- Education valued.
The Hernandez Trail -- Brevard's first road - 1837.
The Ellis/Addison Canal -- It met its fate in the Enchanted Forest.
LaGrange Church -- first church between New Smyrna & Key West.
Postcards from the Past -- How North Brevard looked back then.
Historic Downtown Walking Tour -- Take a virtual tour now, then do the real thing.
1954 Map of Merritt Island NWR -- Compare it to today's map.
Harry & Harriette Moore -- Their murder sparked the civil rights movement.
Seminole Rest -- Prehistoric & Historic Indian Shell Middens and Pioneer houses - Interpretive trail.
Bob Paty's Historic Photographs
F.D. Roosevelt's1936 Central Florida Visit
Watch 200 years of world history in 4 minutes.
| NORTH BREVARD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
| GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH BREVARD
| MOORE HERITAGE FESTIVAL |
Christa McAuliffe & Challenger's Lost Lessons
NASA TV Schedule - Titusville Cable Channel 15
Photos of John Glenn's 1998 Space Flight - STS-95
REMEMBERING: Early Photos from Space - a slide show
International Space Station (ISS) Photos & Links
GOOGLE MOON - Featuring the Apollo Series: The six missions of the Apollo Program, which lasted from 1963 to 1972, were the first and last times that Mankind has set foot on another world.
KLASS - A new (5/10) computer simulation program will allow students to take on the roles of NASA engineers and launch the shuttle from their own classrooms, grades 6-10.
HEAVENS*ABOVE Titusville - Locations of ISS and much more!
SPACE.com - News, history, games, photos, education ...
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is an ambitious project to organize and
make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth
An ongoing project devoted to discovering
all the words and everything about them
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FREE eBOOKS FOR YOUR PDA (or iPod)
|| LINKS Educational Resources for Parents & Educators ||
|| Brevard County Schools || "I Can't" - R.I.P. ||
|| Accelerated School Administrators Preparation Program ||
||Hidden Potentials, Inc.
Specialized tutoring for general or exceptional education students 5 years old through those in high school.
||webcast.berkeley - University of California
Webcast.berkeley is the university's local Web site that delivers course and event content as podcasts and streaming video. This semester, webcast.berkeley has offered 30 courses as podcasts. You can listen to individual lectures or subscribe to courses.
Also available for download are symposiums and presentations on a wide range of topics in the arts, journalism, politics and other subjects.
|Use Zoomer to zoom in on useful tips and news about the environment in your neighborhood. Find out where to take old paint cans. Check out the day's pollen count. Learn about local wildlife. Get the scoop here — it's free!
||HeyMath! is an E-learning system that supports the work of teachers in teaching and assessment, whilst helping students in Grades 5 - 12 (Ages 10+) build a strong foundation in Math and become independent learners. Fees are involved
||A comprehensive education guide for students, parents and educators.
Tracking recalled products and foods that might be harmful to children. A Consumer Reports companion site, is the product of a newly formed National School Safety Coalition convened by Consumer Reports, the National Parent Teacher Assn. and the National School Boards Assn.
|Have you discovered these Kids sites?|
|Girl Ambition - Girls find a safe online community filled with fun ways to express themselves. Parental controls, and on "Girl Ambition Parents" can find advice to help create confident young girls.|
|Children and Nature - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Helping families connect with nature.|
|The State of Florida for Kids - Sections for younger kids, Your Legislature, State Symbols, Capitol History, Capitol Tour, Fun Facts, Page & Messenger Programs, and Games & Puzzles.|
|Wings Over Florida Junior Birder Program - The program was developed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to help teachers introduce younger students (3rd - 4th grade) to bird watching and meet Sunshine State Standards and FCAT writing prompts.
|Howtoons - One-page cartoons showing 5-to-15 year-old kids "How To"build things.
|The Mint - It makes cents! Packed with all kinds of tips about what to do with your money. Because the plain fact is — YOU'VE GOT CHOICES. Discover how to make the most of your money. You can start right now!
|Every Rule that you need to know: Sports, Kids Games, Board Games, Casino Games, Card Games, Etiquette, TV Game Shows, Computer Games, Every Other Rule.|
| Kids for Saving Earth's goal is to help protect the Earth through kids and adults like you. We want to educate and inspire you to participate in Earth-saving actions.|
| Sports Illustrated for Kids: sports magazine for children 7 and up. Reporting, headlines, e-cards, statistics, buzz, trivia, jokes, TV preview, stars.|
|The New York Times Learning Connections for Students, Parents and Teachers. Great family movie guide. Lesson Plans. "On this day..." Science Q&A. News Summaries. Crossword Puzzles. Product Reviews. Conversation starters.|
|SpaceKids: Space Science for kids. Study space science. Space Science News, Explore Mars, Images of the Heavens, Tour the Solar System.|
|TIME Magazine for Kids. News, Information Station, Explore, Games, Polls, Fix the World.|
| Smithsonian Magazine Kids's Castle: Castle Club, science, animals, personalities, sports arts, worldwide, history, air & space. Games.|
| USDA Team Nutrition: Athena's Pyramid Adventure Game. Interesting Info and Recipes. Move your Muscles. Cool Snacks to Make. Plant your own Garden. Good Eating Game. Nutrient Knowledge.|
| World Village: A site for Family Fun! Games, contests, free email, downloads, live "clean" chat, message boards, family news, parenting, software reviews, and a lot more FREE stuff! |
|National Geographic Kids Website: Amazing Facts. Cartoon Factory, Global Challenge. Fun & Games. Try This. Bookworm. Pen Pal Network. Family Expeditions. Buy Kids' Stuff.|
| Florida Department of State Kids Page: Find out about the state flags, emblems, symbols, history facts, famous people, place names and lots more. |
| Florida Department of Environmental Protection - Are you ready for an adventure into the wet and wild world of Florida's natural environment?|
|Florida Fishing - Fun Stuff for kids from the Florida Division of Freshwater Fisheries.|
|National Wildlife Federation's Kid Zone: Outdoor Stuff, Games, Reader's Corner, Cool Tours. Wild Animal Baby magazine. Ranger Rick magazine. Your Big Backyard magazine. |
|Babloo - Lots of fun and learning activities for kids from India.|
|Kids Activities from the Defenders of Wildlife. Includes The Web of Life.|
|Kids Activities from the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection Do you want to make the earth a cleaner place to live? How can you help to protect the air, water, and land? Find out here!|
|Education Planet - Teachers, students & parents can find educator-approved resources and services - over 100,000 quality educational resources including over 16,000 lesson plans.|
|Kidz Magazine is written entirely by kids, for kids! Free school subscriptions.|
|FEMA for Kids - This site teaches you how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. You can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid.|
|PBS Kids EekoWorld - Kids ages 6 through 9 can explore environmental issues by participating in two simulations. EekoCreature - kids design their own animal and decide where it lives. EekoHouse, places you in a typical home with 10 minutes to find ways to help the environment.|
|Meet The Greens - A site from WGBH for kids about looking after the planet.|
|Dizzywood is a fun virtual world for kids where you can play free games, explore unique and imaginative areas, and meet new friends in a safe environment.|
|Kidspot Australia is all about simplifying the journey that is parenting. Ideas of things to do with kids at home.|
|| Information Please Kids' Almanac || Science Explorer || "NATURE" Science Update || Spectrum Home & School Magazine ||
|| NASA's Award-winning Quest Team ||
|| Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) || LightSpan.com's Homework Zone ||
Looking for kid friendly search engines? Try these:
|| Ask For Kids ||
AOL at School ||
Need resources for doing homework? Look at what Sherlock unearthed:
Older students might like: http://www.studyweb.com/
Want to check out colleges?: http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ/alpha/
BrainTrack® - Directory for University and College Search
Educational Resources: AcademicInfo: Online Degree Programs & Subject Guides
Want to make Web browsing a safe for your kids? Check out:
Do you know about a special part of the history of North Brevard? Can you write about a unique feature or happening? Do you have photographs or illustrations? We are looking for articles, like the ones above, that will inform our students about North Brevard. These students may be young or old; from Brevard County, or any place in the world.
Life and Death at Windover:
Excavations of a 7,000-year-old Pond Cemetary
By Dr. Rachel Wentz
Amazon Book Description
Publication Date: March 31, 2012
In 1982, a backhoe operator working at what would become the new Windover Farms housing development in Titusville, Florida, uncovered a human skull. The bones of several other individuals soon emerged from the peat bog. It would be determined that the human remains uncovered at Windover were between 7,000 and 8,000 years old, making them 3,200 years older than King Tutankhamen and 2,000 years older than the Great Pyramids of Egypt. This was just the beginning of an archaeological adventure that continues today.
Windover is truly a unique site that continues to astonish. Dr. Wentz does a wonderful job of telling the two stories of Windover. One is the story of the people who lived in the area and are buried in the pond. The other story introduces you to the amazing people and circumstances which made the excavation possible. From its discovery by a backhoe operator and a concerned and interested landowner to the crew who worked on the project, Wentz effectively captures the stories of a fascinating archaeological discovery. -- Dr. Glen H. Doran, Principal Archaeologist of the Windover site
About the Author
Dr. Rachel Wentz is director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) East Central Region, which includes the Windover site. As a Bioarchaeologist she has spent many years studying the Windover skeletons.
Kindle - $7.95