There's lots of good information at these websites to increase your appreciation, understanding and study of our wonderful resources.
We'll be adding more as we discover other great educational sites.
Drop us a line when you find sites that we can add to this resource list.
park services, government agencies | educational and research institutes
scuba diving | environmental education links | natural history
Park Services, Government Agencies, etc.
California State Parks
California Department of Fish and Game
California Department of Forestry
California Coastal Commission
Public Education Program and Marine, Coastal, and Watershed Resource Directory
East Bay Regional Parks
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Monterey County Parks Department
Monterey Regional Park District
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Park Service
Santa Clara County Parks
The Big Sur Land Trust
U.S Fish and Wildlife Service
Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands
U.S Forest Service
Educational and Research Institutes
Audubon Canyon Ranch
California Academy of Sciences
Steinhart Aquairum, Morrison Planetarium, Natural History Museum
California Views: The Pat Hathaway Collection of Historical Photos
Center for Marine Conservation
Hastings Natural History Reservation
History Museum of Santa Cruz County
Hopkins Marine Station
Institute for Marine Sciences, UCSC
Lawrence Hall of Science
University of California, Berkeley
Marine Mammal Center
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Monterey Bay Area Oceanographic Institutions
Monterey County Historical Society Local History Website
Moss Landing Marine Lab
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
PISCO - Partnerhsip for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans
PISCO is a marine research program that focuses on understanding the nearshore ecosystems of the U.S. West Coast. An interdisciplinary collaboration of scientists from four universities, PISCO integrates long-term monitoring of ecological and oceanographic processes at dozens of coastal sites with experimental work in the lab and field.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Sandy Lydon: The History Dude
Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History
Save Our Shores
Our mission is to protect and conserve the marine ecosystems of California's central coast for all generations.
UCSC, Long Marine Laboratory
Blue Planet Divers
A place for research for divers of all levels to connect and learn.
An Underwater Guide to Point Lobos
This site is devoted to the pleasure of SCUBA diving in the pristine waters of Point Lobos State Reserve. The material on this site is intended to provide information on what you can see under the surface of Point Lobos.
Bay Area Underwater Explorers (BAUE)
BAUE is a non-profit organization dedicated to the exploration and conservation of our planet's underwater regions. Most of our activities take place in Northern California.
DAN -- Divers Alert Network
Glenn's Aquarius II Dive Shop
IANTD - International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers
Lumigenic Media: Photography by March Shargel
Jim Patterson Photography
Long-time friend and diver at Point Lobos State Reseve. A unique collection of images.
Golden State Images
Natural History Photography of California. The Stock Photography Resource for California Marine Wildlife Coastal Scenic Images.
Pacific Reef SCUBA
PADI -- Professional Association of Diving Instructors
SSI -- Scuba Schools International
YMCA - SCUBA
Environmental Education Links
A Child's Place in the Environment
Here you will find information about the Cal Alive! CD-ROM, the biodiversity of California, Technical Support for our CD-ROM, and a list of other internet destinations relating to California's ecology.
California Department of Education Curriculum and Instructional Leadership Branch
CEEIN - California Environmental Education Interagency Network
CERES: California Environmental Research Evaluation System
Provides a complete list of education resources for teachers and students.
Columbia Education Center
Science Curriculum for grades K-12
CREEC Network - California Regional Environmental Eduction Coordinator Network
EE-Link: Environmental Education on the Internet
Consistent with the key principles of environmental education, our mission is to spread information and ideas that will help educators explore the environment and investigate current issues with students. We are building this resource for students, teachers and professionals that support K-12 environmental education.http://birds.cornell.edu/
Environmental Education at the Bureau of Land Management
American Cetacean Society, Monterey Bay Chapter
California Native Plant Society
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
A webpage by Don Roberson featuring Bird Families of the World and Monterey County birds and cetaceans plus a variety of bird Identification & Distribution info and assorted topics of interest.
Electronic Zoo/NetVet - Animal Image Collection
EE-Link Endangered Species
Curricula, information, articles and more on endangered species.
Produces children's educational web sites and games which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment.
Selected References on Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses
Longtime friend of Point Lobos and photo naturalist documenting harbor seal pupping at Point Lobos.
Friends of the Sea Otter
Fungi of California
Insect Home Page
There are well over 1,000,000 different known species of insects in the world, and some experts estimate that there might be as many as 10,000,000.
Lichens: An Alliance Between Kingdoms
Marine Mammal Resource List
National Audubon Society
National Marine Mammal Laboratory
A comprehensive link to the world of birding.
Point Reyes Bird Observatory
Protected Marine Species Research and Information
Resources on Lepidoptera
Articles, links and other sources of information of the world of Butterflies and Moths.
Resources on Ornithology
Articles, links and other sources of information on the world of birds--their ecology, behavior, distribution, etc.
Sea World Animal Information Database
Animal Resources, Shamu TV®, Teacher Guides, Educational Programs
University of California and Jepson Herbariums
Ticks Commonly Encountered In California
Larisa Vredevoe, Ph.D, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis
Lyme Disease in California
In this guideline - tick removal, disease manifestations, warning on the use of chemicals, public information, glossary.
An interdisciplinary, student-centered, interactive educational program focused on whales, the marine habitat, and environmental studies.