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World Wide Web Designer/Producer

Alan Smigielski
Smithsonian Office of Education

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Publications Director

Michelle Knovic Smith

The Smithsonian Office of Education thanks the following individuals for reviewing this booklet:

Judith Gradwohl
Beth Nalker
Smithsonian Institution Environmental Awareness Program

Laura McKie
Carolyn Sadler
Office of Education, National Museum of Natural History

Gene Feldman
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Alison Merow
Center for Marine Conservation

For activity field testing:
Margaret Conover
Shoreham-Wading River Science Museum

For turtle stranding data:
Sam Sadove

For photographs in online booklet:
Carl Hansen
National Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies (SCEMS) produced this booklet with generous funding from Brother International Corporation.The office wishes to thank Dorothy Fischer of Brother for her steadfast support of our work.

As the central education office for the Institution, the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies (SCEMS) serves teachers and students, grades pre-K through twelve. For this audience, SCEMS interprets the collective knowledge of the Smithsonian and teaches methods for learning from museums. SCEMS provides professional development for teachers, publishes informational and curricular materials for schools, fosters mutually beneficial relationships between schools and museums, and disseminates information about the Institution's educational programming and materials.

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