Freshwater Ecoregions of the World

Designed as a collaborative venture between the Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund, the Freshwater Ecoregions of the World (FEOW) site provides a dynamic visual representation of the Earth’s freshwater biodiversity. Visitors to the site can find detailed information about 426 different freshwater systems from China to Chile. First-time users can click on the map of the world on the homepage, or they can also click on the “Highlights” area. Visitors with defined interests can also use the “Find an Ecoregion” section to perform a detailed search across the entire database of regions, and they can also browse by country, major habitat type, and major rivers. It’s easy to see how this site would be a terrific resource for ecology students in high school or college.

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Science Videos Search Engine

Science Hack is a search engine for science videos, which can be very helpful for students working on science projects.  Fields covered include: Chemistry, Physics, Space, Psychology, Computer Science, Robotics, Biology, Mathematics, Nature and more.  The site states that each video is screened by a scientist to verify accuracy and quality.