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All of the links in this section are open education resources that SNN has visited and reviewed. Most of the links are from federal government agencies and nonprofit organizations that manage libraries, museums, and galleries throughout the country. There are also international organizations included in the database, a database that will continue to expand as SNN reviews additional educational resources.

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Baltimore National Aquarium
Baltimore National Aquarium on the harbor

Barringer Meteorite Crater
Barringer Meteorite Crater, also called Meteor Crater, is located east of Flagstaff, Arizona. It was created about 50,000 years ago when a meteorite struck the Earth.

Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, an annual prize given to 25 students, ages 8 to 18, for their significant impact on people, their communities and the environment

Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York

Bata Shoe Museum
Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada

Battelle Memorial Institute
Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio

Battle of the Bulge - U.S. Army
Battle of the Bulge - WWII (U.S. Army)

Benjamin Franklin Memorial
Benjamin Franklin Memorial at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

Big Ten
Big Ten athletics - 14 member schools

Biggest Week in American Birding
The Biggest Week in American Birding at the "warbler capital of the world" in northwest Ohio

Bill of Rights (primary source doc)
Bill of Rights - the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (1791)

Bird Studies Canada
Bird Studies Canada, partner in the Great Backyard Bird Count by the Cornell Lab of (GBBC) Ornithology

Birding - Lake Erie Birding Trail
Lake Erie Birding Trail - popular birding spots during spring migration

BirdLife International
an organization with 121 partner organizations located around the world to support birds; global office is located in the United Kingdom

Bison - from near extinction to recovery
This is a terrific timeline by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) explaining the decline and slow recovery of bison in North America

Black History at Arlington National Cemetery
Black history at Arlington National Cemetery

Black Swamp Bird Observatory
Black Swamp Bird Observatory - located in northwestern Ohio, the "warbler capital of the world"

Bletchley Park - codebreakers in England during WWII
Bletchley Park, site where the WWII German enigma machine was decoded;

Blue Star Museums
Blue Star Museums, a list of museum by the National Endowment of Arts that offer free admission to active duty military;

Blueberry Council
U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council - celebrating 100 years of blueberries in 2015-2016

Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation
site dedicated to keeping the legacy of Bob Hope (1903-2003), Hollywood star who entertained troops overseas from World War II through the Persian Gulf War in 1991.

Boston Tea Party Historical Society
Boston Tea Party Historical Society, a nonprofit educational and cultural organization (Boston Tea Party event took place on Dec. 16, 1773)

Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum in Boston; visitors can experience the Boston Tea Party on a period ship and see one of the two remaining crates from the 1773 Boston Tea Party protest

Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Boys in the Boat, a national bestseller about the Univ. of Washington's male crew team who won a gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Braille - American Foundation for the Blind
Louis Braille Museum (online) - American Foundation for the Blind is based in New York City

Breaking Through the Clouds
Breaking Through the Clouds, a documentary by Heather Taylor about the first National Women's Air Derby in 1929

British monarchy
The British Monarchy - Queen Elizabeth II

British Museum
The British Museum: founded in England in 1753; the first national public museum in the world; opened to the public on Jan. 15, 1759;

British Parliament
British (UK) Parliament

Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield Zoo - Chicago

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum in New York City, one of the oldest museums in the U.S.

Brown vs. Board of Education
The case of Brown vs. the Board of Education (1954), a case that made it illegal to segregate children in schools based on race;

Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park
home of the naval ship USS The Sullivans (DD-537), a decommissioned ship named in honor of the five Sullivan brothers who died on the USS Juneau during WWII

Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park
park in Buffalo, New York where the 'USS The Sullivans' is on display as a tribute to the five Sullivan Brothers who were all killed in November 1942 when their ship, the 'USS Juneau,' sank

Buffalo Soldiers Museum
Buffalo Soldiers Museum in Houston, Texas

Bureau of Printing and Engraving
Bureau of Printing and Engraving (Dept. of the Treasury) - design and printing of paper currency (money)

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  • Christmas Bird Count has 120-year history Christmas Bird Count has 120-year history
    Dec. 12, 2019 - Nestled in front of a warm, cozy fire is not the be-all and end-all for millions of birders. Birders relish being out in the cold. They like to watch - and count - their fine-feathered friends. The National Audubon Society is hosting its annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). It's now in its 120th year. Counting begins Saturday!
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  • Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers
    Dec. 9, 2019 - Imagine operating a ship on the Great Lakes in 1898. August and Herman Schuenemann, brothers, annually made the treacherous trek on icy waters to sell and give away Christmas trees at Chicago's waterfront.
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  • Christmas Bird Count has 120-year history Christmas Bird Count has 120-year history
    Dec. 12, 2019 - Birders are people who like to watch birds. They watch birds on purpose. They even like to be outside when it's cold. Birders like their fine-feathered friends (birds). For 120 years, birders have been counting birds on Christmas. The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) begins Saturday.
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  • Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers
    Dec. 9, 2019 - Each November in Chicago, a ship pulls into a dock. It has hundreds of Christmas trees. The trees traveled on the Great Lakes to reach Chicago. The trip is a tribute to August and Herman Schuenemann who were brothers.
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