PARR, C. S.*; WAKE, D.B.: Web-based natural history databases: challenges and opportunities for teaching and research

This three-hour workshop and panel discussion sponsored by the Public Affairs Committee will include hands-on demonstrations of several online natural history databases including AmphibiaWeb (http://www.amphibiaweb.org)and Animal Diversity Web (http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu. Topics will include current technology approaches, serving research communities, increased use of technology in higher education, and outreach to K-12 and the general public.