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  • Mapping the Darién Gap

    Mapping the Darién Gap

    Scientists at Work

    (10 min 35 sec) Indigenous communities from the tropical rainforest of Darién, Panama use drones to map their land to protect it from outside threats and to make sustainable land use plans. Also available in Spanish.

  • Think Like a Scientist: Gorongosa

    Think Like a Scientist: Gorongosa

    Scientists at Work

    This short video tells the story of how a large-scale project to restore the wildlife of Gorongosa National Park began and describes the project’s approach of combining traditional conservation biology methods with solutions for addressing challenges in the community.

  • Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests

    Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests

    Activity

    In this activity, students use data from published studies to understand patterns of seed dispersal and apply these ideas to the design of a conservation area.

  • Conserving and Restoring Ecosystems

    Conserving and Restoring Ecosystems

    Lecture

    (25 min 21 sec) Two important questions in ecology are "How do we conserve ecosystems?" and  "When we try to restore damaged ecosystems, what state do we restore them to?"

  • Gorongosa National Park

    Gorongosa National Park

    Collection

    Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique was once a thriving national park, until a civil war decimated the park’s large animal populations and halted tourism. A new long-term restoration project is...

  • Saving Biodiversity Discussion

    Saving Biodiversity Discussion

    Lecture

    (57 min 28 sec) A sixty-minute discussion on biodiversity.

  • Gorongosa Timeline

    Gorongosa Timeline

    Click & Learn

    A highly visual interactive timeline for exploring the history of Gorongosa National Park, from its beginnings as a hunting reserve and decline in the wake of a civil war, to its return to being one of the world’s foremost wildlife treasures and case studies in conservation biology.  

  • Film Guides: The Guide: A Biologist in Gorongosa

    Film Guides: The Guide: A Biologist in Gorongosa

    Film Guide

    The following classroom-ready resources complement The Guide: A Biologist in Gorongosa, which tells the story of Tonga Torcida, a young man coming of age on Mount Gorongosa and in the newly revitalized Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique.

  • Gorongosa National Park Interactive Map

    Gorongosa National Park Interactive Map

    Click & Learn

    This interactive map of Gorongosa National Park allows users to explore different features of the park, including key components of the conservation strategy. 

  • Gorongosa: Restoring Mozambique’s National Treasure

    Gorongosa: Restoring Mozambique’s National Treasure

    Article

    This article by Gorongosa National Project staff explains the project’s history, mission, and future goals.

  • The Guide: A Biologist in Gorongosa

    The Guide: A Biologist in Gorongosa

    Short Film

    (34 min 22 sec) Set against the restoration of war-torn Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, The Guide tells the story of a young man from the local community who discovers a passion for science after meeting world-renowned biologist E.O. Wilson.  Also available in Spanish.

  • EarthViewer Climate Guide Activity

    EarthViewer Climate Guide Activity

    Activity

    This student worksheet highlights climate concepts in the EarthViewer app.

  • Earth Systems Activity

    Earth Systems Activity

    Activity

    This activity guides students through building a conceptual model of how carbon dioxide affects Earth's climate

  • The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory

    The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory

    Short Film

    (30 min 51 sec) The epic voyages of Darwin and Wallace led each to independently discover the natural origin of species and to formulate the theory of evolution by natural selection. Also available in Spanish.

  • Classroom Activities: What is My Carbon Footprint?

    Classroom Activities: What is My Carbon Footprint?

    Activity

    To accompany the lecture series Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future. Using an online calculator, you will estimate your household’s carbon footprint and explore various actions to reduce it. Also available in Spanish.

  • A Lesson on the Nature of Science

    A Lesson on the Nature of Science

    Activity

    A worksheet designed to show students how scientists make their discoveries. It provides students with background information about how Dr. Allison's work built upon the contributions made by other scientists. 

  • Protect Our Winters

    Protect Our Winters

    Clip

    (1 min 57 sec) A grassroots effort by winter sports professionals aims to convince the government to take action on climate change.

  • Climate Discussion with Students

    Climate Discussion with Students

    Lecture

    (58 min 23 sec) A discussion on climate change with the students attending the 2012 Holiday Lectures on Science.

  • Climate Change: How Do We Know We're Not Wrong?

    Climate Change: How Do We Know We're Not Wrong?

    Lecture

    (58 min 29 sec) Scientific evidence for global climate change is overwhelming, yet the American public remains skeptical. History provides insights into how a Cold War-era think tank became an influential source of anti-regulation sentiment.

  • Earth's Climate: Back to the Future

    Earth's Climate: Back to the Future

    Lecture

    (1 hr 27 min 59 sec) Earth has been both cooler and warmer in the past, but the change is usually gradual. The current rate of carbon dioxide increase is unprecedented in human history, and solutions to mitigate its effect on global warming are challenging to implement.

  • Building Scientific Knowledge: The Story of Plate Tectonics

    Building Scientific Knowledge: The Story of Plate Tectonics

    Lecture

    (57 min 59 sec) The theory of plate tectonics took many decades to become accepted. The process by which it was finally accepted provides a fascinating glimpse into how scientists build new scientific consensus.

  • Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future

    Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future

    Lecture

    Has Earth changed over deep time? How did Earth shape life and life shape Earth? What does Earth's climate in the distant past tell us about the future?

  • Reporting Scientific Results to the Public

    Reporting Scientific Results to the Public

    Lecture

    (1 hr 11 min 57 sec) Second discussion in the 2011 Holiday Lectures on human evolution, on how to effectively report scientific results to the general public.

  • Fighting Viruses in the Lab and Beyond

    Fighting Viruses in the Lab and Beyond

    Lecture

    (58 min 33 sec) Understanding the immune response is essential to developing safe vaccines for dengue and other diseases.

  • Dengue Fever: Breaking Epidemic Cycles

    Dengue Fever: Breaking Epidemic Cycles

    Lecture

    (58 min 33 sec) Learn about research aimed at thwarting dengue fever in the lab and in communities.

  • Mosquito Vector Education Program in Nicaragua

    Mosquito Vector Education Program in Nicaragua

    Clip

    (1 min 3 sec) The Nicaraguan grassroots program teaches mosquito control methods to curb dengue fever epidemics.

  • Many Pathogens Affect Patients at a Nicaraguan Clinic

    Many Pathogens Affect Patients at a Nicaraguan Clinic

    Clip

    (57 sec) Many infectious diseases affect people in Nicaragua, and identifying the pathogens is surprisingly difficult.

  • Nicaragua and Sustainable Science

    Nicaragua and Sustainable Science

    Scientists at Work

    (11 min 16 sec) Through the efforts of the Sustainable Sciences Institute, Nicaragua’s research capacity and disease-monitoring tools have improved dramatically.

  • Mosquito Reggaeton, a Dengue Rap Song

    Mosquito Reggaeton, a Dengue Rap Song

    Clip

    (2 min 4 sec) Reggaeton, a popular Latin music form, rallies against dengue.

  • Managua: Rapid, Unplanned Urbanization

    Managua: Rapid, Unplanned Urbanization

    Clip

    (52 sec) Poor management of drainage, drinking water, and wastewater, makes excellent mosquito habitat.

  • Health Brigades in Managua's Neighborhoods

    Health Brigades in Managua's Neighborhoods

    Clip

    (58 sec) In the effort to eradicate dengue and mosquitoes, neighborhood leaders work with local conditions.

  • Impact of Nicaraguan Dengue Project

    Impact of Nicaraguan Dengue Project

    Clip

    (2 min 18 sec) Several members of a Nicaraguan research team describe the impact of technology transfer.

  • Barrios Battling Dengue

    Barrios Battling Dengue

    Clip

    (7 min 39 sec) The fight against dengue fever, and the mosquitoes that carry the virus, is being carried out by "brigadistas" in Managua's neighborhoods. Spanish with English subtitles.

  • Dengue Fever Re-Emergence in the Americas

    Dengue Fever Re-Emergence in the Americas

    Animation

    (24 sec) Since the 1960s dengue fever has spread to many countries and total case numbers have exploded.

  • Biodiversity Discussion

    Biodiversity Discussion

    Lecture

    (1 hr 16 min 30 sec) A discussion on biodiversity, endangered habitats, and how best to preserve the Earth's ecosystems, presented by the lecturers along with Dr. E.O. Wilson and Dr. Eric Chivian.

  • Philippines Biodiversity

    Philippines Biodiversity

    Clip

    (2 min 8 sec) The Philippines archipelago is rich in marine biodiversity, including venomous octopus and venomous snails.

  • Surrounded by the Ocean: Philippine Maritime Culture, Biodiversity, and Research

    Surrounded by the Ocean: Philippine Maritime Culture, Biodiversity, and Research

    Scientists at Work

    (11 min 56 sec) A mini-documentary illustrating the importance of the ocean to the Filipino way of life, and how that close connection helps biodiversity research.

  • AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic

    AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic

    Lecture

    Why has it been so hard to develop a vaccine against HIV? How are new medicines revolutionizing AIDS treatment? Can AIDS be cured?

  • Pima Indians

    Pima Indians

    Clip

    (2 min 36 sec) A clip about the Pima Indian tribe and how environment has affected them.

  • Body Mass Index (BMI)

    Body Mass Index (BMI)

    Animation

    (1 min 23 sec) Comparison of the change in BMI for a given height and varying weights.

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