To kick off the Fall 2009 semester the EJA Library is highlighting Palomar College's Vision "Learning for Success"
on our main display board. The display includes a selection of books to help students develop habits that promote academic success and lifelong learning. Also showcased is the new Teaching and Learning Center (TLC).
Escondido Center's TLC is the initial phase of the College's plan to build such facilities at each Palomar campus with funding from the California Basic Skills Initiative and
a federal Title V grant as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The library is
always happy to support college resources that help students succeed
academically through research excellence and Information Competency!
Learn more about
College Success Skills ...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
Coral Reef Information Service (CoRIS) quotes
Turgoen and Asch' description of coral reefs
as " ... unique ... and complex systems. Rivaling old growth forests in
longevity of their ecological communities, well-developed reefs reflect
thousands of years of ... reef formations." Another online document,
of the Indo-Pacific, defines coral reefs a representation of
" ... geologic structures built over time by living
... ". It goes on to explain that as one of two types of biogenic
limestone reefs coral reefs are " ... the accumulated remains of the skeletons of
lime-secreting organisms, primarily ... corals ..." It is in fact a "
... thin living veneer of tissue lives on and builds upon the skeletal remains of past generations of corals Unfortunately a combination
of natural and human threats are contributing to the disappearance of
this sophisticated environment throughout the world. The
global coral reef crisis is monitored by groups such as the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network
(GCRMN) and the art of The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI).
Learn more about
efforts to restore coral reefs from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography ...
Archive of previous displays
Book Sale Shelf (proceeds help buy new books!)