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The Encyclopedia of Life Learning + Education group works with several other projects, institutions and organizations to leverage the information and tools collectively available to raise awareness and improve understanding of life on Earth and to participate in the science of biodiversity.
Some of the resource partners the EOL Learning and Education group works with include:
Understanding Science: The mission of Understanding Science is to provide a fun, accessible, and free resource that accurately communicates what science is and how it really works. This project has at its heart a re-engagement with science that begins with teacher preparation and ends with broader public understanding.
Understanding Evolution: The Understanding Evolution website is a one-stop source for information on evolution. It provides a breadth of information spanning topics such as the mechanisms of evolution and the history of life on Earth, the relevance of evolutionary theory to our daily lives, and the history of ideas, research, and contributors in the study of evolution. It includes resources for educators, current evolution-related news stories, and strategies for dealing with misconceptions about evolution.
iNaturalist: iNaturalist is a website where people can record what they see in nature, get help with species identification, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world. iNaturalist links to EOL as a resource for users to learn more about species they see or are interested in.
iSpot: iSpot is a new, web-based biodiversity identification tool for anyone interested in UK wildlife and it is part of the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) project. iSpot users can upload pictures, share observations and get help with identification from experts in a friendly online community. iSpot links automatically to EOL species pages so individuals can learn more about the organisms they have identified. It is hoped that iSpot will be available in other countries in due course.
Partners in Exploration
National Geographic FieldScope is a mapping, analysis, and collaboration tool designed to support geographic investigations and engage students as citizen scientists investigating real-world issues. National Geographic, EOL, and the National Park Service incorporate FieldScope into BioBlitzes, collaborations that bring scientists, students and nature enthusiasts together to inventory local species over a 24 hour period.
Images courtesty of National Geographic