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Nature: Balance Between Humans and Nature
How do we sustain the balance between human needs and nature’s beauty? These sites explore this theme and provide information on human impact on the environment, conservation, National Parks, sustainability, consumption, and invasive species. There are maps, slideshows, factsheets, and more. Included are eThemes resources on habitats and renewable energy sources.
This is the official website of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here you can view webcams of the park, see slideshows of the park's natural beauty, download maps of the park, or learn about viewing wildlife. Explore the links on the left to learn more about the park's history, culture, and biodiversity.
Find out about the mission of the Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont. This page has information about the programs and research that the Institute oversees, as well as many images from the park.
This site has information on sustainable natural resource management in Tennessee. Read about the elk restoration project, the Duck Stamp program, Hunters for the Hungry, and more. NOTE: This site has a donation button.
This page has statistics about paper production and consumption, driving forces behind deforestation practices. NOTE: This site has a link to a newsletter sign-up and links to commercial sites selling books.
This resource covers the different ecosystems on our planet. Find out how these biomes differ, what characteristics make them unique, and where they are located. Includes a map of the different habitats found in Missouri and information about habitats in Utah. There are links to eThemes Resources on specific habitats and animal food chains.
These sites deal with energy in many forms, both renewable and non-renewable. Learn about hydropower, fossil fuels, nuclear, wave energy, fuel cells, solar, geothermal, wind, and biomass. Students can view many photographs on energy. Included are eThemes resources on windmills and energy.