Howard County Library

Nature & Animals

National Parks

National Park Ranger Kids

Become a junior ranger and talk to a forest ranger about what he does in the park. Find the Junior Ranger program closest to you.

National Wildlife Federation

Celebrate wildlife by exploring careers, doing fun crafts, making yummy treats, and viewing pictures of some of the coolest animals on the web.



Are you ready for the big one? Learn everything you need to know about studying earthquakes, locations of recent activity, and materials and procedures you need to prepare for earthquakes.


The Dino Dictionary 
Discover dinosaurs through descriptions, definitions, and drawings of these terrible lizards.

The Dinosauria
Find the truth about dinosaur myths and hear about current dinosaur discoveries in America,

PBS Nature
Fun facts, video clips, pictures, and articles on nature's most interesting creatures.

The National Zoo 
Visit the Smithsonian National Zoological Park from the comfort of your home. Also, find out what you can do to help save endangered species.

Kids' Planet
Discover the life of a spider, the world of wolves, and the endangered environment.