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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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D-Day Memorial
The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia

D-Day Squadron
organized the flight of 15 transport airplanes that flew during World War II to fly across the Atlantic Ocean for the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2019 to reenact the early hours of the invasion when paratroopers dropped behind enemy lines along the Normandy coast in France

D-Day: U.S. Army
D-Day (June 6, 1944) - U.S. Army

Dangerous Decibels
excellent website on preventing hearing damage from noise; by the University of Northern Colorado with support from the CDC; educator resources available

Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association
Daniel Boone Trail Association - Virginia

Dark Sky Parks - National Park Service
sites within the National Park Service (NPS) that are dark sky locations

Dark Sky Places
Dark Sky Places, locations reducing light pollution in order to see the night sky - International Dark Sky Association (IDA)

DARPA Robotics Challenge
DARPA Robotics Challenge (DARPA - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)

Daughters of the American Revolution
Daughters of the American Revolution - Washington D.C.

Dawson City Museum - Klondike Gold Rush
The Dawson City Museum in Dawson City, Canada; has the Yukon's largest historical collection including materials on the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896-1899

Day of Infamy speech by FDR
good study guide and video (4:47) of President Roosevelt's famous "Day of Infamy" speech delivered to Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, one day after the Pearl Harbor attack

Declaration of Independence (primary source doc)
Declaration of Independence adopted on July 4, 1776

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010, the largest oil spill in U.S. history - information by NOAA

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA
DARPA: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

official website of the state of Delaware; Dover (capital)

Denali National Park & Preserve
Denali National Park & Preserve in Alaska (National Park Service)

Dennison Railroad Depot Museum
train depot in Dennison, Ohio that operated one of the largest Canteens for soldiers during World War II; thousands of women operated the Canteen 24/7 for four years

Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Department of Defense
Department of Defense

Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines, Iowa

Desert Dome
Desert Dome at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium; zoo also has a large indoor rainforest;

Desert Research Institute
Desert Research Institute, Nevada's Global Laboratory with offices in Reno and Las Vegas

Deserts by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
all about deserts by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Detroit Historical Society
history of the automotive industry and Detroit

Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit Institute of Arts - Michigan

Dictionary - Cambridge University Press
Dictionary with definitions, part of speech, and audio pronunciations;

Diplomats and Ambassadors
What is the job of a diplomat and/or an ambassador? The U.S. State Department answers the question.

Discover Engineering
Discover Engineering and National Engineers Week

Discover the Forest
public service campaign by a partnership of nonprofit and government agencies to help people locate parks and forests;

Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders

Driving laws in each state
laws regarding use of cell phones while driving - U.S. Dept. of Transportation

Drought - State of California
Save our Water - information on the California Drought

Drought Mitigation Center
National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska

Drought Monitor
Drought monitor for the United States

DuSable Museum of African American History
DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago

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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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