Resources

Writing

For writers seeking company and encouragement in writing their first novel — in one month: http://nanowrimo.org/ And a well-written warning against it: http://www.salon.com/2010/11/02/nanowrimo/

Science

For bird watchers interested in signing up for the 115th Christmas Bird Count: http://birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count

For photographers or naturalists who may have a great photo or information about an obscure species, see the Encyclopedia of Life: eol.org

For people willing to collect ants in their neighborhood, send them in for identification, and contribute to the map. Home website: schoolofants.org To participate: http://www.schoolofants.org/participate

Curriculum Development

Biomimicry lesson plans for K-12 teachers: http://ben.biomimicry.net/curricula-and-resources/youth-curricula/resource-toolkit-for-k-12-educators/

References

Aaron Hirsh’s article, “A New Kind of Big Science