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Encyclopedia of Life

The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) provides free, open, multilingual, digital access to trusted information on all known species through its website at EOL is an international collaboration led by the Smithsonian that works to raise awareness and understanding of living nature. Citizen Scientists can participate in many ways, from contributing articles, photos, videos and sounds, to creating and using collections, to annotating and curating biodiversity content.

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Geographic Scope: World

Project Status: Active -recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Annotation, Audio or video recording, Classification or tagging, DIY hacking/making, Identification, Learning, Observation, Photography, Transcription,

Start Date: 2008-01-01

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Name of Nonfederal Sponsors: Atlas of Living Australia, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, CONABIO, Harvard University, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Fields of Science: Animals, Biology, Birds, Ecology and environment, Education, Nature and outdoors, Ocean/water and marine, Pollinators/insects,

Intended Outcomes: Programmatic, Research development, Individual learning, Conservation,