UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley This worldwide collection features plants of documented wild origin from nearly every continent, with an emphasis on plants from Mediterranean climates (California, Mediterranean Basin, Australia, South Africa, and Chile). The arrangement of the outdoor collections is primarily geographic by continent of origin or by region including Asia, Australasia, California, Eastern North America, Mediterranean, Mexico/Central America, New World Desert, South America, and Southern Africa. The Garden holds one of the largest and most diverse collections in the United States. The current holdings of the Garden include: 300+ families 2,710 genera 9,670 species 12,800 taxa 19,300 accessions (each accession represents one or more plants in the Garden). The five best-represented families are:
Vatican Museums The Friday evening openings of the Vatican Museums will be even more accessible to residents of Rome thanks to the renewed agreement with Atac. For the third consecutive year, Metrebus and èRoma cards holders, accompanied by one guest, may obtain a special reduced ticket at the price of 17.00 Euros, and enjoy preferential skip the line access (plus complimentary DVD, "Art and Faith, the Treasures of the Vatican", an evocative review in images of 2000 years of the history of the Church and art). The initiative, for which booking is not obligatory, is valid until 28 October 2016 – August not included – every Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. (last entry 9.30 p.m.).
untitled Every day new families choose to homeschool for a growing number of reasons. The purpose of this page is to support them in their efforts with out sending them to the poor house. The rest of this page is to be read as I were specifically writing it just for you! Educational Television such as PBSyou, PBS, Discovery Channel, History Channel, A&E, and other channels as well as Historical fiction video tapes and DVD programs. United Streaming is an On-line educational tv Channel where you can download many educational videos and their worksheet companions. Audio Files, podcasts and Homeschool Radio Shows Children's Educational Software.
Best Cheap Eats In San Francisco San Francisco is not only home to some of the country's finest restaurants, we're also home to shockingly inexpensive yet tasty fare as well. Here the best spots in the city to grab a good bite on the cheap. A slice from Arinell's. (Photo: Shanan) Welcome to UMAC · UMAC University Museum & Collections UMAC welcomes all who work in, are interested in or who manage, university museums and collections anywhere in the world. ... stimulate discussions ... UMAC is important because it stimulates discussions, fosters international partnerships, develops links and advances knowledge.
A Group of American Teens Are Excelling at Advanced Math On a sultry evening last July, a tall, soft-spoken 17-year-old named David Stoner and nearly 600 other math whizzes from all over the world sat huddled in small groups around wicker bistro tables, talking in low voices and obsessively refreshing the browsers on their laptops. The air in the cavernous lobby of the Lotus Hotel Pang Suan Kaew in Chiang Mai, Thailand, was humid, recalls Stoner, whose light South Carolina accent warms his carefully chosen words. The tension in the room made it seem especially heavy, like the atmosphere at a high-stakes poker tournament. Stoner and five teammates were representing the United States in the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad.
Supreme Council of Antiquities - Museums The Egyptian Museum in Cairo contains the world's most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities; no visit to Egypt is complete without a trip through its galleries. The original collection was established in the late 19th century under Auguste Mariette and housed in Boulaq. The objects were moved in 1891 to the palace of Ismail Pasha in Giza before being transferred in 1902 to the current building at Tahrir Square, which is the first purpose-built museum edifice in the world. Designed in the Neoclassical style by Marcel Dourgnon, the Egyptian Museum boasts 107 halls filled with artifacts dating from the prehistoric through the Roman periods, with the majority of the collection focused on the pharaonic era. The museum houses approximately 160,000 objects covering 5,000 years of Egypt's past. Labels are in Arabic and English
Behind the Wheel - Iceweasel “I am learning and enjoying it very much. Everything is right about this course. It is very well organized and presented wonderfully. It starts simple and becomes advance. The exercises give me practical sense of what I’m learning. Learning Soft Skills In Childhood Can Prevent Harder Problems Later Bjorn Rune Lie/Getty Images/Ikon Images Academic learning is usually in the spotlight at school, but teaching elementary-age students "soft" skills like self-control and social skills might help in keeping at-risk kids out of criminal trouble in the future, a study finds. Duke University researchers looked at a program called Fast Track, which was started in the early 1990s for children who were identified by their teachers and parents to be at high risk for developing aggressive behavioral problems. The students were randomized into two groups; half took part in the intervention, which included a teacher-led curriculum, parent training groups, academic tutoring and lessons in self-control and social skills. The program, which lasted from first grade through 10th grade, reduced delinquency, arrests and use of health and mental health services as the students aged through adolescence and young adulthood, as researchers explained in a separate study published earlier this year.
Museo de La Alhambra: Museums in Granada, Spain. Cultural tourism in Andalusia, Spain. About the Hispanic-Moorish culture Located in the Carlos V Palace, the Alhambra Museum features outstanding exhibits on the Hispanic-Moorish civilisation and on art under the Caliphs and the Nasrid dynasty. The museum is devoted to Hispanic-Moorish culture and art. It contains numerous archaeological artefacts collected at the Alhambra, or in related outside excavations. Visitors to this centre can see items representing the religion, science and economy of the Moors, as well as objects from the early years of their presence on the Iberian Peninsula, with two distinct periods under the emirs and under the caliphs. The plasterwork on the walls, the carved wooden ceilings and the tableware are particularly beautiful.
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