Internet Resources - Environment
- Access Video On Demand
Enjoy instant access to world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent films, and helpful instructional videos. All you need is Internet access and a valid library card number! iPad, Android, PC and Mac friendly.
Browse related subjects: Art, Business, Consumers, Do-It-Yourself, Education, Environment, Geography, History, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Recreation, Religion, Travel
- Core Concepts: Biology
Core Concepts: Biology informs and inspires learners about key biology topics including animals, cells, ecology, evolution, genetics, the human body, microbes, plants, and reproduction. Biographies of key scientists take learners behind the discoveries that have transformed biology. Core Concepts: Biology supports STEM learning and delivers curriculum-correlated content; promotes digital literacy and 21st-century learning skills; and offers research, report, and homework help.
Browse related subjects: Agriculture, Animals, Biology, Education, Environment, Marine Science, Plants, Science, Teen Homework Help
- Discover & Go
Discover & Go provides instant online access to free and low-cost tickets to museums, science centers, zoos, theaters and other fun local cultural venues.
Browse related subjects: Art, California, Directories, Education, Environment, History, Inventions, Local History, Marine Science, Performing Arts, Poetry, Primary Sources, Recreation, Science, Social Issues, Technology, Theater
- Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context uses a wealth of resources to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events. Global Issues in Context supports research in virtually every corner of the library and in a wide variety of subject areas, including sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, human rights, English composition and many more.Use the interactive map to search by geography, or browse by issue, country or region.
Browse related subjects: Education, Environment, Government, News, Politics
Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 535,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 5,800 records.
Browse related subjects: Agriculture, Environment, Science
- Science of Everyday Things
Expands on the explanations of scientific principles and concepts using a step-by-step approach. Presents theories in their everyday applications for further understanding.
Browse related subjects: Encyclopedias, Environment, Science
Combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9
Browse related subjects: Animals, Biology, Education, Environment, Marine Science, Plants, Science, Technology
TrueFlix offers introductory videos, leveled texts, voice-over reading features and lesson plans for a wide variety of social studies and science topics.
Browse related subjects: Animals, Biology, Education, Environment, Geography, Government, History, Maps, Science
This is the official U.S. government source for fuel economy information. The site offers side-by-side comparisons of different automobile makes and models, a hybrid comparison tool, and news regarding fuel economy in the auto industry.
Browse related subjects: Consumers, Environment, Government, Transportation
- NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Provides comprehensive weather information and data for the US. Includes current weather warnings, local and regional forecasts, and historical data.
Browse related subjects: Environment
The official portal to the Unites States Government. An astounding compilation of information, services, and publication on a variety of topics.
Browse related subjects: ADA, Agriculture, Blind, Business, Careers, Consumer Health, Consumers, Countries, Directories, Drugs, Education, Employment, Environment, Finance, Government, History, Internships, Inventions, Jobs, Labor, Medicine, News, Nutrition, Politics, Public Health, Schools, Science, Social Issues, Transportation, Travel
This site give historical weather data for Santa Cruz (and other locations). Temperature highs, lows, and precipitation are given.
Browse related subjects: Environment, Santa Cruz County
- Santa Cruz Weather Historical Data from the California Government
This lists historical weather information for rain from the California Department of Water Resources.
Browse related subjects: Environment, Santa Cruz County
- Water Smart Gardening in Santa Cruz County
This free online gardening tool was created by the Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County especially for our diverse local climate. It allows you to view beautiful local gardens for design ideas, use interactive tools to design your garden, evaluate hundreds of plant species and make a plant list, learn how to reduce landscape water use, and prevent and solve pest problems with less-toxic methods.
Browse related subjects: California, Do-It-Yourself, Environment, Gardening, Horticulture, Pests, Plants, Santa Cruz County, Seeds
Did You Know?
On May 14, 1903, Sarah Agnes Cowell, the youngest daughter of Henry Cowell, was killed in a buggy accident at the Cowell Ranch. Sarah and the ranch housekeeper were riding in the family buggy along the upper kiln road on the Cowell ranch (now the campus of University of California ... [More]