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Homeschoolers, educators, students and lifelong learners will find these resources beneficial in the pursuit of their educational goals.


Audubon Christmas Bird Count: Dec. 14, 2014 - Jan. 5, 2015


From December 14 through January 5 tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on an annual mission - often before dawn. For over one hundred years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort of a warm house during the Holiday season.

Each of the citizen scientists who annually braves snow, wind, or rain, to take part in the Christmas Bird Count makes an enormous contribution to conservation. Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations - and to help guide conservation action.

From feeder-watchers and field observers to count compilers and regional editors, everyone who takes part in the Christmas Bird Count does it for love of birds and the excitement of friendly competition -- and with the knowledge that their efforts are making a difference for science and bird conservation.


If you would like to participate this year, please visit http://birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count for further information.


How to History: Video Tutorials in the Historic Arts



Throughout history, skills and techniques of the craftsman and guild were guarded trade secrets. Everyday life skills were passed on by word of mouth, seldom committed to the written page. In time, that knowledge can be lost. The same is equally true today. Even with all the modern ways we have of preserving and storing information, things get lost and forgotten. There’s no telling how many skills have been erased from memory over the past thousand years or so. How to History seeks to rediscover and preserve those skills and to spread them far and wide to any who wish to understand them.

How To History currently has 85 videos on various "old school" arts and sciences.  Take a step back in time while learning a new craft.

Both history buffs and preppers would love this site.

http://www.howtohistory.com/

World of Goo: Physics Game Download {demo}



World of Goo is a physics based puzzle / construction game. The millions of Goo Balls who live in the beautiful World of Goo don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious.

There is a free demo download available. The full game can be purchased for $20.00.

I have finished a few levels in the demo. It is so fun. I'm not sure how many more levels are in the demo but it's certainly worth checking out.

http://2dboy.com/games.php

Have Fun with History: Streaming Videos, Activities, and Games


Have Fun with History offers U.S. History resources for students, educators, and history buffs - streaming video, kid's activities and games, links to Living History Sites, history merchandise - multiple ways to Have Fun with History.

One word review... WOW!

http://www.havefunwithhistory.com/

Learn the Periodic Table of Elements with These Fun Comic Books


The Periodic Table of Comic Books is a Web site dedicated to providing comic book images associated with the chemical elements.

http://www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics/index.html