EDDIE DUNBAR

The Exploring California Insects Program engages teachers of science and their learners in studies of their local insect fauna through collecting trips, field and lab use of real science equipment, and web content. Insects observed by learners are studied, written about, and photographed. The findings are published online in ways that include web field guide pages, electronic books (eBooks), lesson plans, teaching materials, and multimedia presentations. Current projects include 'Lake Merritt and Greater Oakland Insects,' a paperback coming to CD-ROM in Spring 2005; 'Insects of Wente Scout Reservation, Mendocino County, CA,' a website and paperback coming to CD-ROM in Summer 2005; and 'Exploring California Insects,' a photographic survey of California insects with 50 images placed on CD-ROM and viewable as screen savers, slideshows or jigsaw puzzles.