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Amphibians, Reptiles, and Mammals of the Great Lakes

Recent recipient of the 1999 AMTEC Media Festival AWARD OF EXCELLENCE and THE 1999 PIRELLI INTERNATIONAL AWARD!

Sound, interactivity, animation, and slide shows make learning about these animals fun. The subject is brought close to home with complete and current biological descriptions of all of the amphibians, mammals, and reptiles found in the Great Lakes. Explore a virtual Great Lakes wetland where you will encounter animal signs, sights, and sounds. Subject areas include ecology, reproduction, behaviour, evolution, sign, and vocalization.


Every species of mammal, amphibian, and reptile associated with the Great Lakes is documented with complete and current information on ecology, habitat, feeding, sign or vocalization, reproduction, quick facts, and behaviour. Construct a jigsaw puzzle as you learn; the finished product is a stunning full-screen image of the species. More full-screen photos of each species are viewable with the CD's slide shows.

An animated turtle, otter, and frog are brought to life with the click of the mouse. Their repertoire of fascinating facts is sure to please. And for a more global perspective, every major aspect of the biology of these groups is contained in a virtual library. Quicktime movies, animation, and sound teach morphological, adaptational, and evolutionary concepts.

Step outside the Discovery Room at the Great Lakes Institute into a virtual Great Lakes wetland. Explore the habitat at your leisure, experiencing the sights and sounds of animal life. Test your animal-finding and identification skills, and earn points for your efforts.

Teacher Information

A printable teacher's manual has been incorporated into the CD. Questions and topics for discussion are arranged by topic corresponding to sections on the CD. Answers, curriculum connections, and an array of ideas for classroom activities and assignments are detailed for several age groups.

System Requirements: Windows 95, 16 MB RAM, SVGA Monitor, 16 bit sound card, 4X CD-ROM Mac: System 7.0 or later, 16 MB RAM, SVGA monitor, 4X CD-ROM drive; built-in audio



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