Encyclopedia of Life is for everyone! Whether you are a student looking for information for a school assignment, a teacher looking for new curriculum ideas in the classroom, a professional scientist looking for a network of colleagues or a lifelong learner looking for help identifying a species in your backyard, EOL is for you. And the best news? It’s free! EOL’s content, supplied by authoritative sources, both professional and amateur enthusiasts, is always available free of charge. To learn more about ways you can begin using EOL, explore your area of interest below. Contact Us and select "Learning and Education" to let us know how you are using EOL.
Learn how you can harness EOL's features to support your teaching activities in formal or informal settings.
EOL has free, easy-to-use resources and tools to help you learn.
Did you know that snapping a photo of nature in your area and uploading it to EOL can be an important contribution to scientific research?
Citizen Scientists Page
Are you interested in learning more about the world around you? EOL is a great free resource for enthusiasts everywhere.
Learn how to use EOL as a resource for research and a place to share your expertise and disseminate biodiversity information.
See examples of how students, educators, citizen scientists, enthusiasts and scientists use EOL.
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