Here you will find activities and resources to explore biodiversity with EOL.
Create a Virtual Collection
EOL Collections give you the ability to gather together the pieces of EOL that are of greatest interest to you into a “virtual collection” you can name, annotate and share.
View some of the Learning + Education collections on EOL.
To learn more about how to create a collection, view this tutorial slideshow.
Create or Join a Community
People who share a common interest in a particular aspect of living nature come together in an EOL Community to ask questions, share their expertise, and identify opportunities to improve EOL. Each EOL Community also shares responsibility for managing a specific EOL Collection that is the focus of its interest. Learn more about communities here.
Contribute to EOL
Share images of species through the EOL Flickr Group. Learn more here.
Students in college biology classes may be able to participate in the EOL Undergraduate Initiative and contribute to EOL species pages under close supervision of their professors (Ages 18+). Learn more about the EOL Undergraduate Initiative.
An important goal of the EOL Education and Learning group is to encourage the development of innovative and effective uses of EOL content in educational settings. One way of achieving this goal is to develop or partner with model projects that inform and inspire. We hope that these projects provide concrete examples that can be adapted and modified to suit various educational needs.
View Model Projects
EOL Features Mammals from the Pleistocene Epoch
EOL has created educational species pages on the mammoth (Mammuthus), mastodon (Mammut americanum), giant short-faced bear (Arctodus simus), and two types of giant ground sloths (Megatherium americanum and Mylodontidae). In these pages you can find student friendly information on the biology and ecology of these species and unique fossil photos from the collections of The Field Museum, Chicago, IL, USA. This information can be used to supplement any natural history activity or field trip related to the Pleistocene Epoch. Go to Mammoths and Mastadons.