Biology is All Around

Below, you will find a list of both web-based and local resources to help you learn more about biological science and where it fits into our everyday lives.  Enjoy! 
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Science Daily website Daily updates about new discoveries from all disciplines of science. 
Scientific American website Excellent online version of the print magazine, this magazine brings you research-based stories and makes them easy to understand. 
Science News website A site by Society for Science & The Public, this is another great resource for research-based articles about scientific discoveries. 
The New York Times Science News website The New York Times science writers make science more accessible through their articles. 
Science on NPR website You can find audio broadcasts about science news here by NPR. 
National Geographic website Wonderful stories about the Earth and environment, accompanied by stunning photography. website Learn more about Nobel Laureates and their prize-winning discoveries here. 
Popular Science website Lots of great articles about science and engineering topics. 
BBC Science and Nature website Science and nature news from the British Broadcasting Service. 
Howard Hughes Medical Institute website Learn more about scientists who use cutting edge research to solve problems related to human health. 
Dallas World Aquarium museum/zoo Found in downtown Dallas, this aquarium is host to manatees, penguins and alligators. Easily accessible via DART rail! 
Dallas Zoo museum/zoo The Dallas Zoo is home to the largest zoo-based savanna habitat in the US. It contains elephants, giraffes and other wildlife normally found in the African savanna. DART Rail goes directly to the zoo on the Red Line. 
The Heard Museum museum/zoo The Heard Museum is a museum/nature preserve in McKinney that showcases Texas wildlife, especially that native to North Texas. 
Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve nature preserve Oak Point is Plano's largest park, covering over 800 acres. There are nature trails and equestrian trails. The park is open from sunup to sundown. 
Connemara Conservancy nature preserve Connemara is a nature preserve located in Allen, off of Bethany and Alma. Weekends are open to visitors that are not members. Go see what our local area used to look like before thousands inhabited it! 
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve nature preserve Arbor Hills, located in West Plano, is a large nature preserve with hike and bike trails, including an off-road cycling trail. If you're willing to drive a bit, it's a really lovely park. 
Fort Worth Zoo museum/zoo The Fort Worth Zoo has over 5,000 animals on exhibit, many in natural-style habitats. Definitely worth the drive. 
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center museum/zoo Located in Glen Rose, this wildlife park and preserve contains many exotic animals in a natural habitat. You can either take a guided tour or drive your own vehicle through the park and feed the animals! 
LeafSnap App A field guide to trees in the northeastern US, this app for the iPad, iPhone and Android platforms can be used locally to identify various tree species. 
3D Brain App This free app that reviews brain anatomy and physiology is free from the iTunes app store. 
Kimball's Biology Pages website This site is an excellent resource that essentially serves as a continually updated online textbook. Kimball's Biology Pages website Take a visual tour of the world's species, including endangered species, using this site. You can search for the species in your immediate area as well. 
Perot Museum of Nature and Science museum/zoo The Perot Museum is now open in Victory Park. Take the DART Rail to the Victory Park station, and the museum is a short walk from the station. This museum has hundreds of interactive exhibits from all disciplines of science to help everyone learn more about the natural world. 
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