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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


April 5, 2003 - Issue 84


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by Vicki Lockard from various sources


Cool Links Penguin


Tide predictions from around the globe.
The best time to view the many creatures that live along a rocky shore is during low tide, when pools of water and animals become trapped in the rocks.  When climbing along the tide pools, take care not to harm any of the residents. And if you pick something up, return it gently where you found it.  To find the tide schedule for your area, check your newspaper or try Tides Info.

A Coastal Journey
Coastal Journey is a diary of scientific discovery written by a young teen, as she explores the rocky shores of Washington state
with her marine biologist father. She writes about the tides, the difficult living conditions they create, and five kinds of plants and animals that live in tide pools: algae, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, and mollusks.  The diary is nicely illustrated with photographs and drawings, but lacks a table of contents.

Enchanted Learning: The Intertidal Zone
The colorful Enchanted Learning site for elementary ages features a nice illustration of the four intertidal zones: from the spray zone (which is usually dry) to the low tide zone (which is almost always wet.)  But the best clicks are the twenty printable, color-able animal printouts arranged in alphabetic order from anemone to zooplankton. There are related sections on Tides (follow the hyperlink in the opening text), Walruses, and Biomes.

Life in a Massachusetts Tide Pool
Kim Armaral wrote this tide pool study as part of her Masters in Professional Writing thesis.  It features nine tidal creatures including arthropods, barnacles and sea cucumbers and a page explaining tides.  Best creature clicks are the short movies that illustrate mysteries such as  how a barnacle eats or how a sea star moves.  The adventurous will enjoy the activities, which include a recipe for seaweed pudding (this yucky sounding treat is actually a common ingredient in ice cream, salad dressing and toothpaste) and instructions on drying and pressing seaweed.

Nunavut Sivuniksavut
Nunavut Sivuniksavut is a unique eight-month college program based in Ottawa. It is for Inuit youth from Nunavut who want to get ready for the educational, training, and career opportunities that are being created by the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) and the new Government of Nunavut.

Slow Food U.S.A.
Slow Food U.S.A. is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to supporting and celebrating the food traditions of North America. From the spice of Cajun cooking to the purity of the organic movement; from animal breeds and heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables to handcrafted wine and beer, farmhouse cheeses and other artisanal products; these foods are a part of our cultural identity. They reflect generations of commitment to the land and devotion to the processes that yield the greatest achievements in taste. These foods, and the communities that produce and depend on them, are constantly at risk of succumbing to the effects of the fast life, which manifests itself through the industrialization and standardization of our food supply and degradation of our farmland. By reviving the pleasures of the table, and using our tastebuds as our guides, Slow Food U.S.A. believes that our food heritage can be saved.

Center for Environmental Research
CSE brings together the talents and expertise of scientists, educators, independent scholars, business leaders, government agencies, non-profits, students, and community members to seek creative solutions to environmental problems. These challenges are addressed through initiatives that safeguard natural and cultural values and resources. By combining technical innovations with the knowledge, values, and practices of local communities, we generate long-term environmental solutions that enhance the lives of those they impact.

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Students And Teachers Against Racism announces their new website that offers insight into the Native American perspective to teachers and educators.

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