This course would not have been possible without the tireless team effort from Academy scientists, educators, writers, and media producers.
Take a virtual expedition with us to investigate the amazing diversity of life on this planet. Learn what biodiversity is, why it's important, where it's found, how it comes into existence, how you study it, why it's threatened, and how it can be protected.
This course encourages students of all ages to explore the natural world and become active stewards of the environment and is supported by the Global Environmental Literacy Initiative, with major funding provided by the Pisces Foundation.
The mission of the Academy's Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability (IBSS) is to gather new knowledge about life's diversity and the process of evolution—and to rapidly apply that understanding to our efforts to sustain life on Earth.
Learn how our research and education programs impact people and places around the world.