Ancient Architects of the Mississippi - Take a look
at the mound building cultures who called the Mississippi River
Arts, Literature, and Culture
Twain - Interested in the life of Samuel Clemens (also known
as Mark Twain)? This site, the Web site for the Ken Burns' film
Mark Twain, has it all: history, classroom activities, writings,
and a timeline.
National Archives and Records Administration - Look at a the
Louisiana Purchase. Search for photos of jazz artists. Read about
Reconstruction and the Dred Scott case.
Twain Association of New York, Inc. - History on the man himself
and links to other Twain-related sites.
Biology and Environment
Environmental Protection Agency - Do you know how
to tell if a watershed is healthy? Check the plants and animals
that are dependent on it. This site from the Enironmental Protection
Agency explains how to use biological indicators to check
watershed health. There are links to macroinvertebrate information (an important part of
any food web), plants, fish , and other related topics. And if you want to
see how insects look before and after metamorphosis, visit Masterbug
Theater, a companion Web site.
U.S. Department of Agriculture - The Agricultural Resource Service,
part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has a site full of news,
U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service - Provides information on the National Fish
Hatchery System and endangered species.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Photos of wildlife
that you can use for your school projects.
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water - Water Education.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Energy and Geological
Resources Information on Iowa's geology and natural resources.
The United States Geological Survey - Content on biology, geology,
water, and mapping.
Earthquake Hazards Program - Earthquake activities, research,
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial - Consists of the Gateway
Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion, and St. Louis' Old Courthouse
Gettysburg National Military Park - The National
Park Service teaches you about Gettysburg and the Civil War.
National Park Service's Archaeology and Ethnography Program
- Links to National Park Service archaeology sites
National Park Service - The National Park Service Web site can
show you some of the recreation available along the river.
National Park Foundation - The official nonprofit
partner of the National Park Service supports conservation and educational
Nova on PBS - The most watched science program
in the world offers activities.
and Ice Data Center - All about glaciers and their awesome power.
NASA's Observatorium - Want to learn more about
the hydrologic cycle? This site has it all!