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Oct 01, 2005 (Vol. 25, No. 17)

National Association of Biology Teachers

URL:www.nabt.org
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Here’s another professional society page of interest. I learned of it via a link on the previous site’s pages, and it seems quite worthy of mention. The complaints addressed above about society pages apply here as well, but the NABT site outshines most of the sites in this genre by providing a considerable amount of useful content for all visitors. Check out the educational materials with Resources section or the nicely organized collection of links in Resource Links. These two features are strong enough that they could each stand alone as separate sites. A classifieds section has unrealized potential with only a single advertisement at this writing. The NABT is a worthwhile organization because of its strong commitment to education, and that too makes it worth mentioning here.
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