Team are delighted to announce that we received the Gold Award in the Sports
& Health Category at the •ThinkQuest
2000 Internet Challenge!
Prize winners were announced at an exclusive ThinkQuest Awards Event, which
was organized in Geneva, Switzerland. The Award Ceremony and Gala were
held at the world-famous •European
Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
site also reviews the application of plant poisons in medicine and pharmacy
thus showing that dangerous substances can sometimes be useful. In addition,
poisonous animals are looked at from another point of view–as attractions
in various shows.
training disciplines of people who perform with such animals are described.
Moreover, an abundance of curious facts will keep you amused and intrigued
throughout your journey into the dangerous world of poisonous plants and
animals. Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy!
web site is the proud recipient of the Overall International Prize at the•School
and University Internet Awards 2001.
The Team would like to thank you, our visitors, for voting for the site.
The announcement of Prize Winners took place in O'Reilly Hall, University
College Dublin, Ireland on May 8, 2001.
Legends & Myths from Ancient Greece added; Classification of insects
and arachnids revised
05/05/01 By request:
Article on cannabis revised due to increased interest and recent feedback
05/05/01 New article
on apitherapy in the Application of Venom Section
05/05/01 Images to
illustrate the Black widow, Gila monster, Salamander, and Scolopendra
04/08/01 Thomas Schöpke’s
photographs of Adonis vernalis, Convallaria majalis, Datura stramonium,
Erythroxylon coca, Solanum truberosum, Strychnos, and Taxus baccata added
on ants revised
04/03/01 Front cover
Summary and photographs from the Awards Event, held in March in Geneva,
Sets of photographs of poisonous animals
A new collection of curious facts and stories
site was selected as one of the Picks of the Week and was featured on the•Natural
Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
website, which provides a comprehensive environmental perspective on what's
happening in the world today. You'll find everything environmental on NRDC's
website, from quick overviews and fun features to in-depth technical materials.
The hundreds of resources include news, legislative updates, scientific
research, policy analyses and an action center that makes it easy to make
your voice heard. Among NRDC's fun features: an environmental calendar
with new (and free) wallpaper every month, an environmental timeline and
interactive "Creature Closeups".
Plants and Animals: Danger and Use, Beauty and Fun was included in
the Travel and Learn Section of•eSchola,
which is a notable event organized by the•European
Schoolnet, Brussels. The
web site was highlighted as it is considered a useful model for schools
and a valuable resource for all interested to use ICT in classroom. eSchola
is about learning from each other, working together and celebrating success
using new information and communication technologies in Europe's classrooms.
It involves reaching out across Europe, and teaming up with others during
the eSchola week and for years to come.