The creator of this WebQuest and her daughters conducted their own research on the chaparral biome to test the methods and navigation in the Operation Conservation WebQuest. Please note that some of the websites we originally used in our research have been removed or have changed their addresses so the sites below do not all match with the Works Cited list at the end of the example presentation.

Since the WebQuest was first created, many new tools have been made available to aid in the research process. One such tool is Diigo. We have included these sites in order to provide a tutorial on how students may use Diigo with the website lists for their particular biome. Click here to download the How to Use the Diigo Toolbar to Take Notes and Collaborate on the Operation Conservation WebQuest.

Kids Do Ecology: Chaparral

  • A very informative website sponsored by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Blue Planet Biomes: Chaparral

  • A good overview of the chaparral biome with a map indicating areas of chaparral around the world. Note that this website was created by a sixth grade class so the information needs to be verified by another source.

The Yucca and Its Moth

  • Information about a common plant species found in the chaparral and the moth that pollinates it. This site also has information about some other common plants found in the chaparral.

California Native Plant Society

  • Informative website featuring efforts being made to conserve California's native vegetation.

The Wild Classroom: Chaparral / Scrub Lands

  • Good source of information about the scrubland biome found around the world

Mediterranean Scrub Lands

  • Overview of the scrub land biome found around the world.

Wise Geek: The Chaparral Biome

  • Good general information about the chaparral biome.