Web notes

UCMP efforts continue to be recognized!
web spider graphic Both the Understanding Evolution and The Paleontology Portal website received 2004 Science and Technology Web Awards given by ScientificAmerican.com.
Understanding Evolution was created by UCMP and the National Center for Science Education as a one-stop resource on evolution for teachers. Funding was provided by the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
The Paleontology Portal provides a single entry to web resources for anyone interested in paleontology. Funded by NSF, this site is a joint project of UCMP, the Paleontological Society, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, and the US Geological Survey.

And continued kudos for the UCMP site:
Dear Webmaster,
Please pass my comments along to the authors as well! I have linked my own web pages to your site since the early 90s when the web was still in its infancy—I found your resources a good


reference for the other geological materials that I and my colleagues had (and continue to) develop. But I never *really* explored the site until this weekend, when I was preparing a presentation for a class of second-graders on the subject of “Fossil Plants and Insects” (to compliment a unit they had been doing on plant and insect life cycles). As a trained structural geologist you can imagine that this is not my primary area of expertise, and after tossing aside all my History of Life textbooks as useless and cumbersome, I came to your site and found everything I was looking for in one easy-to-navigate location. Your site is superb and you deserve a standing ovation from the community for making this information available. I, and the 2nd graders of South Hill School, thank you!
From a Senior Research Associate
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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