We are proposing the "Fish on Rails" project in order to establish a resource to teach undergraduates, K-12 teachers and students, and community members, about the concept of ecological change through interaction with both living resources and a database driven web application. The grant will enable Dr. Bandstra to develop the capability to design, program and implement a rich internet application using Ruby on Rails, a rapid web development tool, by funding his attending a four-day Ruby on Rails training course and by supporting his development of the fish tracking web site. Once developed, he will continue to support Kathy in maintaining the site. Despite experience in the use of technology in education, this will be the first time he has embarked on building a database-driven web application. His training and experience from this project will enable him to build a web application for his systemic-functional database of the Hebrew Bible. Barry's Ruby on Rails experience will also enable him to support students and colleagues as they contemplate database-driven web sites for digital humanities projects, especially those that are emerging in connection with Hope College's new Mellon Scholars Program in the Digital Humanities for collaborative student-faculty research.