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Model Projects

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. And, let us know how you are using EOL! Visit our Contact Us page and select "Learning and Education" to leave a message.

EOL Model Projects 

 Podcast Lessons

Podcast Lesson Plan Collaboration

EOL is partnering with Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE) and Listen Edition to create relevant lesson plans and teaching resources that will support using of EOL's One Species at a Time podcasts.
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 Zurqui All-Diptera Biodiversity Inventory (ZADBI)

Zurqui All-Diptera Biodiversity Inventory (ZADBI)

The Zurqui All-Diptera Biodiversity Inventory (ZADBI), is a 3-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to estimate fly biodiversity within a Costa Rican cloud forest. This project will contribute species images, information and educational resources to the Encyclopedia of Life.
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Professor Garfield Comic Contest

Professor Garfield Invasive Species Contest

Professor Garfield in conjunction with the EOL Learning + Education group at Harvard University and the New York State Teacher Centers invites students from grades 6-8 to participate in a science-based contest about invasive species through investigation at the Encyclopedia of Life website.
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Students looking at marine species

East Bay Regional Park District Bay Lab Project

In California's San Francisco Bay Area, the East Bay Regional Park District, KQED Public Broadcasting’s science program, QUEST, and EOL teamed up for a program that gives local students an opportunity to experience an in-depth study of bay and estuarine ecology. 
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Biodiversity of San Diego Bay Study

Biodiversity of San Diego Bay Study

Students from High Tech High in San Diego, CA USA conducted an invasive species pilot study for a future, large-scale ecological survey of San Diego Bay. Students identified species and collected samples for DNA barcoding. The DNA barcodes, many of them first time sequences, are served on EOL species pages. In addition, species images from the study were contributed to EOL. 
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Families by the Seaside

Families by the Seaside

EOL is working with New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative (NEOSEC) member organizations on the “Families By the Seaside: Building Community-Based Outdoor Ocean Science Learning Experiences” (FBS) project. It is an effort to increase ocean literacy learning experiences for families along the New England coastline.
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CK-12 Flexbooks

CK-12 Flexbooks

EOL is featured in CK-12 Biology: Understanding Biodiversity, an online biology FlexBook®, from the CK-12 Foundation. Understanding Biodiversity presents an overview of biodiversity, its importance and relevance to humans, all living things, and the Earth. FlexBooks are free, customizable, curriculum-aligned digital textbooks in STEM subject areas for grades 6-12 (ages 11-18).
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World Wide Views on Biodiversity

World Wide Views on Biodiversity

As one of the host sites for  for the World Wide Views on Biodiversity forum, the Museum of Science in Boston has teamed up with EOL to create activities that will enable citizens to discover the biodiversity present in ecosystems around their own neighborhoods.
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What Educators Have to Say About EOL:

EOL is about getting students connected to biodiversity.  First comes exploration in the field and then I find EOL a great resource to send students to for species content material and for publishing their observations and media. The student can use it and contribute to it, thus, becoming a participating scientist."

How Do You Use EOL?

Let us know how you are using EOL! Visit our Contact Us page and select "Learning and Education".