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We want to make the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) more relevant and user-friendly for nature enthusiasts, naturalists, amateur taxonomists, and other biophiles from every walk of life. We refer collectively to this broad spectrum of people with a passion for biodiversity as citizen scientists - people who want to dig deeper and understand the world around them.
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"We need to encourage children everywhere to exercise their curiosity with nature and to do this we need simplified tools that they can use – not just Field Guides, but on-line resources such as the Encyclopedia of Life and national and global programs that encourage children to explore the wonders of nature..It is through these programs in the early years of life that encourage children to grow up appreciating nature and to become active, life-long citizen scientists."
Common Green Tree-Frog (Litoria caerulea) near Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Photographed on 18 June 2005 by Arthur D. Chapman. Check out this image on EOL.org