MSC03 2020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
CERIA Building
Room 204

Phone: (505) 277-1358
Fax: (505) 277-1351

Educational Resources

10,000 Birds & WeBird!

There are approximately 10,000 bird species on this beautiful planet. At 10,000 Birds,they  expect to eventually see every single one. Expect plenty of commentary on natural history, science, politics, conservation, travel, and blogging along the way.


ARIS is a user-friendly, open-source platform for creating and playing mobile games, tours and interactive stories. Using GPS and QR Codes, ARIS players experience a hybrid world of virtual interactive characters, items, and media placed in physical space.  Visit the Projects page for examples of education-oriented games.


Infusing outdoor science programs with research-based approaches and tools to improve science teaching and learning.


CUREnet is a network of people and programs for course-based undergraduate research experiences in biology. 

Digital Atlas of Ancient Life

This project is related to a broader natural history specimen digitization effort supported by the National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) called Integrated Digitized Biocollections, or iDigBio. The goal is to digitize and image specimens and make them available to researchers and the public.

HHMI BioInteractive Virtual Labs

The Virtual Labs are on-line interactive lab activities.


Life mapper uses all of the online geospatial species occurrence data to create distribution maps and, notably, goes one step further to predict where an individual species could exist based on where it is documented to live. Lifemapper does this by combining species occurrence data with global climate, terrain and land cover information, to identify environmental correlates of species ranges.

Map of Life

Map of Life endeavors to provide ‘best-possible’ species range information and species lists for any geographic area. Map of Life aims to support effective and global biodiversity education, monitoring, research and decision-making by assembling and integrating a wide range of knowledge about species distributions and their dynamics over time. 

MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

MERLOT is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy.

Next Generation Science Standards


Science library and modules on different scientific topics.

Understanding Evolution

Understanding Evolution is a non-commercial, education website, teaching the science and history of evolutionary biology. This site is here to help you understand what evolution is, how it works, how it factors into your life, how research in evolutionary biology is performed, and how ideas in this area have changed over time.