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ONLINE EDUCATION SITES
The links below are a representative sample of online education sites designed by Pat Raney

THE ADVENTURES OF DAKOTA SANDSTONE
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SUNDIVER - MANATEE EDUCATION SITE | JOURNEY OF THE KEEPERS
KEEPERS OF THE WATER | COOL KIDS KEEPERS CONNECTION | DOORWAY TO HISTORY

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THE ADVENTURES OF DAKOTA SANDSTONE challenges students to explore natural gas issues and apply their knowledge in inventive creative writing exercises. The units guide students through the origins of natural gas, the technology of drilling and transporting natural gas, as well as the important consumer issues of safety and conservation.
This site is sponsored by the Colorado Springs Utilities Gas Department.


Click here to view THE ADVENTURES OF DAKOTA SANDSTONE


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The Florida Manatee is marvelous, curious, delightfully unusual and very endangered. This site is chock full of information on the manatees - What they eat, where they live, how they communicate. Many underwater photographs, plus student drawings of their interactions with Manatees are available here. Sundiver Productions has created books, lesson plans and support materials for teachers, plus an array of items for students. Check it all out at: http://www.sundiver.com

JOURNEY OF THE KEEPERS is a medieval "virtual tour" inviting middle school students to join a snow boarder for an exhilarating and problem solving trip down the mountains, following the path of water from the high country to the home faucet and on into wastewater treatment. Along the way they'll glide of over the Great Divide, shred the pipeline, meet the knights and wizards of the Finishing Fortress, blade the mains and dive the drains.
Click here to view JOURNEY OF THE KEEPERS
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KEEPERS OF THE WATER is an award winning middle school curriculum. This online teacher's guide presents interdisciplinary water activities designed to help students appreciate the complexity of the water management system serving semi-arid Colorado Springs. Geography, climate and human development all interact to create demands on the water system. Ultimately, the message of these units encourages stewardship and the conservation of our limited water resources.

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COOL KIDS KEEPERS CONNECTION is an interactive site where student's water related research, creative writing and artwork can be displayed on the Internet. This site also includes a Treasure Hunt, challenging students to use their internet navigation skills to find "treasures" in the other KEEPERS programs.
Sorry, this program is temporarily not available online.

NOTE: All "KEEPERS" sites are sponsored by Colorado Springs Utilities and the Colorado
Springs Water Resources Department.
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An Architecture in Education project featuring the Carnegie Library in Colorado Springs. Through this site, students can take a virtual tour of the original Colorado Springs library, learn about the architect and become acquainted with the architectural details of the building. This information is integrated with the Blueprint for the Future, an interactive architecture curriculum with links back to the Carnegie Library pages.
Sponsored by the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration, a draft version of this site will soon be available

Internet Sites for Colorado Springs Utilities were developed in collaboration
with the Discovery Partnership and the Colorado Architecture Partnership in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


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