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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.

  • Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests

    Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests


    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.

  • 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.  

  • The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory

    The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory

    Short Films

    (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.

  • A Lesson on the Nature of Science

    A Lesson on the Nature of Science


    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. 

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