Biodiversity Biodiversity

What is Biodiversity?

Biodiversity is the rich variety of life on Earth. There's variety in genes, variety among species, and a variety of ecosystems. Everything is interconnected, or dependent on everything else!

Biodiversity Stuff:

What Do You Know About Poison?

What Do You Know About Poison?

Will it kill you or cure you? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

Around the World with DNA

Around the World with DNA

Travel around the world with museum scientists: from Madagascar to Indonesia.

Bio-Benefits

Bio-Benefits

Did you know that biodiversity provides us with things that we need?

Dive Into Worlds Within the Sea

Dive Into Worlds Within the Sea

Find out what lives in the deep sea, coral reef, and continental shelf?

DNA Detective

DNA Detective

Join scientist George Amato on his quest to stop criminals smuggling illegal goods.

Draw a Monarch

Draw a Monarch

Learn how to create a scientific illustration of a monarch butterfly in a few easy steps!

Endangered Species Game

Endangered Species Game

Play this game to find out how a law protects animals and plants.

Feed the Birds

Feed the Birds

Make your own bird feeder and record your observations in a bird journal.

Global Grocery

Global Grocery

How far have your groceries traveled? Find out!

Going Going Gone

Going Going Gone

Why are many animal and plant species dying out forever?

How to Help Biodiversity

How to Help Biodiversity

Find out how biodiversity depends on you.

In Pictures: Fascinating Fish

In Pictures: Fascinating Fish

Check out these fascinating fish from Africa's lower Congo River.

It Takes All Kinds to Make a World

It Takes All Kinds to Make a World

The ocean's one diverse place. Take the surfboard challenge, and ride the waves of biodiversity!

Keeping a Field Journal

Keeping a Field Journal

Start a field journal, and track how your favorite critter looks and behaves.

Life in the City

Life in the City

Take a virtual stroll through a city park for a close-up look at some hidden inhabitants.

Make Your Own Biodiversity Stationery

Make Your Own Biodiversity Stationery

Send a note to a friend with these colorful letterheads.

Meet the Biodiversity OLogists

Meet the Biodiversity OLogists

Find out where Rob, Emily, Logan, and Seth have followed their born curiosity.

Meet the OLogist: Eleanor Sterling

Meet the OLogist: Eleanor Sterling

Explore how Eleanor, Ismael, Keally, and Marco are protecting the world's animals and plants.

Meet the OLogist: Felicity Arengo

Meet the OLogist: Felicity Arengo

Watch these videos to explore Felicity's work as a conservation biologist.

Meet the OLogist: Mandë Holford

Meet the OLogist: Mandë Holford

Find out why Alice in Wonderland is Mandë's favorite poison story.

Meet the OLogist: Mark Siddall

Meet the OLogist: Mark Siddall

Why does Mark want to study bright red mushrooms? Find out!

Meet the OLogist: Robert Voss

Meet the OLogist: Robert Voss

Can poisons be used for good? Yes, and Robert will tell you why.

Saving Species

Saving Species

Take a world-wide tour of biodiversity with three scientists.

The Butterfly Kingdom

The Butterfly Kingdom

Find out about Taiwan's fascinating fluttering insects.

The Legend of Flying Frog

The Legend of Flying Frog

Invent a story about an endangered species. Then draw and write about it!

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Explore this family tree of living things on Earth.

Web of Life

Web of Life

Play the Web of Life game to discover how all the players in an ecosystem depend on each other to survive. As you play, you'll come up with the connections between different species and their environments.

Welcome to the Dzanga-Sangha

Welcome to the Dzanga-Sangha

Play this game to explore the animals and plants in an African rain forest.

What Do You Know About Biodiversity?

What Do You Know About Biodiversity?

Test your knowledge about the variety of life on Earth with this quiz.

What's the Big Idea About Biodiversity?

What's the Big Idea About Biodiversity?

It's the differences in this world that make all the difference!

What's This?

What's This?

Can you tell, just by looking at it, if a pygmy loris is a rodent, a primate, or a raccoon's relative? Put your knowledge of Vietnam's animals to the test.