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GEO - Group on Earth Observations Global geospatial community to convene in Geneva on May 5-9 Geospatial Media and Communications, in partnership with the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and SwissTopo, will host the Geospatial World Forum on 5-9 May 2014 in Geneva. The conference will convene representatives of the geospatial commercial sector and government/policy end users. A program titled, "Geospatial Industry Forging Ties with GEOSS" will be held on Monday, 5 May, and the GEO Appathon 2014 will kick off on Wednesday, 7 May. Find more information here. First Copernicus satellite, Sentinel 1A was launched successfully! The ability of European citizens, policymakers and service providers to access key environmental data on a routine basis will take a major step forward following the launch of ESA's Sentinel-1A satellite. The launch can be viewed here 10th GEO IGWCO COP Meeting Global Agriculture Ministers Recognize Value of GEOGLAM GEO Issues GEOSS AIP Call for Participation GEO Congratulates JAXA-NASA on GPM Launch

Exploratorium Symbiotic Relationships in the Rain Forest Because the rain forest is a very diverse habitat, it contains many different species of plants and animals in close proximity to each other. These species often have complex relationships, many of which are beneficial to the participants. Such relationships are called symbiotic or mutualistic. In mutualism examples, mammals, birds, reptiles and insects may interact with plants and with each other to help with food, reproduction or to protect against predators. To survive in the rain forest, it is often useful to have some help from a species with which you are not competing. TL;DR (Too Long; Didn't Read) Symbiotic relationships in the rainforest are interactions between species in which the partners benefit. Types of Symbiotic Relationships Many symbiotic relationships in the rainforest are broad, across several species, such as when insects pollinate plants and get pollen or nectar as food in return. Examples of Mutualism in Tropical Rainforest Ecosystems

Microscopy Pre-lab Activities Microscopy Pre-lab Activities Instructional Video: Let Joelle introduce you to the microscope in this 7 minute video. [Quicktime] [Flash Video] Virtual microscope: (requires the Flash 6 plugin This page requires javascript. Microscope controls: turn knobs (click and hold on upper or lower portion of knob) throw switches (click and drag) turn dials (click and drag) move levers (click and drag) changes lenses (click and drag on objective housing) select a specimen (click on a slide) adjust oculars (in "through" view, with the light on, click and drag to move oculars closer or further apart) Designed and Developed by: Margie Barrett Joelle Cona Paul Hyde Bob Ketcham Becky Kinney Justin Schakelman Read about this project at

The USGS Water Science School: All about water! USGS Home Contact USGS Search USGS The USGS Water Science School The USGS Water Science School Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science School. Interactive Water Cycle diagram (three age levels) Water Cycle for Schools | Teacher resources The USGS Water Resources of the United States provides water information that benefits the Nation's citizens. Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices U.S. Miamiopia Global youth climate strike: What the protests look like around the world This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Friday may be remembered as the largest global demonstration ever in the fight against climate change. Inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, young people around the world have organized to skip school and protest in the street over the climate crisis and the adults who aren’t doing enough to transition off fossil fuels. Thunberg and her group Fridays for Future aren’t alone: They’ll be joined by adult climate activists, indigenous groups, workers from companies like Amazon and Google, and really anyone who feels like the world is overdue for dramatic action on climate change. The event is truly global: There are 2,500 events scheduled in over 150 countries. Let’s take a look at what’s happening around the globe. Afghanistan Australia Bangladesh Belgium Chile China El Salvador France Germany Greece India Indonesia Japan Netherlands Nigeria Pakistan

National Geographic Extreme Explorer Magazine Meet some of the most mysterious big cats. Play this photo matching game to discover the hidden world of jaguars. Photographs by: © WorldsWildlifeWonders/Age Fotostock (jaguar eyes); © Doug Perrine/SeaPics.com (fish); Mike Hollingshead/Science Source (supercell storm); Tier Und Naturfotografie J und C Sohns/Getty Images (bird).

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