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Arctic Ecology and Geography, Abisko Scientific Research Station, Sweden

Jody Rebecca Gould Calabro, ARMADA Master Teacher

Print Resources
  • Borror, Donald J and White, Richard E. 1998. A Field Guide to Insects: American North of Mexico, Boston, Massachusetts, Houghton Mifflin.
    This is a very easy to read field guide to insect life in the United States.
  • Mallory, Ken. 2003. Boston Harbor Islands, National Park Area, Camden, Maine, Down East Books.
    This is a visual picture book that shares information about each of the Boston Harbor Islands. It is very useful as a tool to give background harbor island knowledge to the teachers and the students.
  • Marchand, Peter J. 1996. Life in the Cold, Hanover and London: University Press of New England. 304 p.
    Peter Marchand is a naturalist who provides a written introduction to Winter Ecology. He focuses on the adaptations needed to survive in the Arctic. It is particularly useful to understand how animals survive in extreme temperatures.
  • Miller, Ruth. 2005. Arthropods, Chicago, IL, Raintree.
    A very easy to ready summary of arthropods, insects, crustaceans and arachnids. It is particularly useful to have the students gain background knowledge about the insects they may be finding at the harbor island.
  • Odyssey School students at South Boston High. 2003. Adventures on the Boston Harbor Islands: Endless Fun in the Sun!. Odyssey High School, Boston, Massachusetts.
    This is a fun book that includes information, games, trivia, nature hikes, and scavenger hunts about some of the six Boston Harbor islands as seen from the perspective of high school students. This is useful because it gives the students a sense of ownership of the islands since it is their peers who have written about the islands.
  • O'Hare, Ted. Insects, Vero Beach, Florida: Rourke Publishers.
    This is a source of information pertaining to insects, including their habitats, key identifying characteristics, and predator and prey relationships. Another great resource to provide background information to students.
  • Young, Steven B. 1989. To The Arctic, New York, Wiley Popular Science 354 p.
    Steven Young is a biology professor who writes a good introduction to the polar weather, the polar habitats, and the nature ofhow the arctic became the Arctic. It is written in an easy to read manner and offers chapters on weather, the physical factors of the Arctic, and the animals who do survive in the far north.
  • Wilsdon, Christina. 1998. National Audubon Society First Field Guide: Insects, New York, NY: Scholastic.
    This is another very easy to read and great visual pictures of the insects while also providing information on the most common orders, pollination, and life-cycles.
Audio/Visual Resources
  • What is the Harbor and Harbor Survey. Powerpoint Slides. 2000
    A two part powerpoint slide show series created by Captain David Weinstein and the Island Alliance to provide an overview of the Boston Harbor promoting citizenship and historical and environmental background.
  • Invasive Crabs, Powerpoint Slides, 2005
    A combination powerpoint slide show created by David Delaney, Andy Hayes, BPS teacher, and Captain David Weinstein to allow kids to help research a local phenomenon.