We hope to keep the NHEST site moving, adding new features. To help guide you through our additions, we have developed this list of recent new developments. You might how far back you’d like us to go in listing new offerings.
- Rabbit-TAT for humanity will not only provide bunny rescue, but science and nature and animal husbandry education programs.
- What is non-visual science?
- Solitude Walk March 5
- Science Fair (watch for updates)
- Essay Contest (watch for updates)
- We have a book out. Follow blind and visually impaired guides through the fascinating world of non-visual nature.
- Now we have a newsletter. Announcements, news, tips, reports, and more.
- And our species list for Steve Coleman’s 2004 birdwalk at Fields Pond.
- Coming soon an online science magazine.
- Coming soon another virtual nature center — this one for the west.
- Thanks again to the Maren Foundation for their continued support.
- Lending library We are developing a lending library of books on science and natural history for those who have text scanning or someone to read to them. We hope to put a lot more on the list as time goes on. We welcome your suggestions.
- Keep watching for updates on our Science News Front and Calendar.
- We have large print, computer disk, and a few Braille copies of a short key to trees, primarily in the northeast. If you would like one of these, email us at or call 207-327-1453.
- We have received a grant from the Maren Foundation to help us expand our offerings. Our ability to handle onsite programs is greatly expanded. Check how we can help you. We have other plans also underway.
- Using the Maren grant, we have developed the Penquis Virtual Nature Center, a cyber site stressing non visual cues to the learning and enjoyment of nature and representing a central Maine ecosystem.
- Nature trails
- A museum detailing the natural history of the area
- A lecture series
- A reference library
- Question and answer and discussion opportunities
Visit us, but remember we’re still under construction. We wouldn’t want you to trip over a loose cyber-board or sit on some virtual nails someone has left lying around.
January and February, 2002
- Check the Science News Front for new items
- Many of the species are found throughout much of North America. This site gives verbal range descriptions so you will be able to get an idea of which species occur in your area. Let me know how you do with this site.
- There are a couple new entries under Short Takes in Science.
- NHEST will run a route north of Bangor in the Maine Owl survey this spring
January 28, 2002
- accessibility rules have been updated. We’re trying to get current. of any problems with your browsers or screen readers.
May 21, 2001
- Blind birders participate in International Migration Day bird count
- Extensive additions to birdsong links from resource page
April 1, 2001
March 21, 2001
- Science Newsfront What’s new in science, nature, and conservation?
March 12, 2001
- Tips for writing websites for the blind.
- NHEST officers and board members.
- Short takes in science.
- Calendar updates.
- Can we help you with a program at your facility?
- Ratings of websites for the blind.
- Comments from users and others.
- Updates to resources page.
- Updates to our sponsors page.
- what you think of this feature.