Mono Lake - For Educators
These Nitzschia cells were found living within detrital material of Mono Lake. Image taken by David Patterson and provided courtesy of the microscope web site.
- Bringing Water To Los Angeles. This case study addresses the issue of freshwater resources in regions around Mono Lake and Owens Valley being diverted from natural communities and human... ( This site is likely no longer available. )
- Chain Reaction: Solar System. "Solar System" is a thematic exploration into extremophiles and space travel hosted by Chain Reaction, a site in which Arizona students and teachers join Arizona... (more info)
- The Goldilocks Zone. This is an article from "Teachable Moments in the News," a newsletter that takes recent Earth and space science related news stories and places them in a context relevant... ( This site may be offline. )
Microbial Life Activities
Living in an Alkaline Environment is a three-part activity that explores the ecology and diversity of life in alkaline environments.
Los Angeles and the Future of Mono Lake is a WebQuest exploring the biodiversity, natural history, and preservation of Mono Lake. This activity calls upon the resources housed in MLER and asks students, grades 9-12, to consider the preservation of the Mono Lake environment in relation to the needs of humans.
Other Mono Lake Collections
General Collection: Resources such as news articles, web sites, and reference pages provide a comprehensive array of information about Mono Lake.
Advanced Collection: Compiled for professionals and advanced learners, this collection includes resources such as journal articles, academic reviews, and surveys.
For additional resources about Mono Lake, search the Microbial Life collection.