The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL, eol.org) is a free, online resource of biodiversity information. You can use EOL to learn more about the species you saw (or have missed!) during the Saguaro National Park BioBlitz in Arizona, USA on October 21-22, 2011. You can also participate in the EOL project by sharing your knowledge about organisms as well as your wildlife images and videos.
Learn About Sonoran Desert Biodiversity
In collaboration with scientists at the National Park Service and
the University of Arizona, we have created online collections that
highlight the wildlife of Saguaro National Park. They have links
to species descriptions, images, and videos that will help you to
learn more about the animals and plants in the park
Add Information to EOL
EOL is not yet complete. We are still looking for more
information about many species. Please help us by sharing
what you have learned today. Become an EOL member, then
add information to our species pages. Our curators will review
your contributions and promote them to trusted status if they
meet our standards for trusted information.
Contribute Images and Videos
Many people share species images with EOL through Flickr, a
free, easy-to-use, photo-sharing website. Flickr images appear
on EOL taxon pages as “unreviewed” until they are approved by
an EOL curator. You can also share short videos through Flickr,
or longer ones through our Vimeo Group.
EOL Flickr Group
EOL Vimeo Group
BioBlitz Worldwide Map
The dots on the BioBlitz Worldwide map represent just a few of
the BioBlitz and species inventory events taking place around
the world. Learn more about these events or add your own.
Introduce Your Students to EOL Contribution Through a Class Project
Around the world, students are contributing to EOL by writing
species accounts as part of class projects. Professors may
serve as curators of student contributions. These contributions
help to increase the richness of EOL pages and to expand the
number of different species represented. Most important,
students learn a great deal about the organisms they are
studying, and find the process challenging and fun.