The Enclopedia of Life provides numerous resources for classroom and personal use. It is a collaboration of various groups working together to develop a comprehensive resource that combines scientists and the public.
The five components of the EOL are:
- The Learning + Education Group explores educational uses of EOL for learners of all ages.
- The Species Pages Group works to create pages for all 1.9 million named species.
- The Biodiversity Informatics Group creates the infrastructure to aggregate data from thousands of sites into species pages.
- The Scanning and Digitization Group led by the Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitizes the published literature of biodiversity.
- The Biodiversity Synthesis Group facilitates cross-disciplinary involvement of the scientific and academic community.
The user can find podcasts, “bioblitzes” (species inventories), interactives, lesson plans, and much more. Some of my favorite things I found were: