How can you help?|
Discover Life seeks help from people in all walks of life.
Please contact us if you wish to contribute.
For example, you can help as
- teachers & study site organizers
We are building a network of research sites at schools,
parks, and other areas in North America.
At these sites we will teach science through "hands-on" participation in Bee Hunt! --
our study of the impact of climate change and other factors
on plants, pollinators, and other study organisms.
On Earth Day, 22 April, 2010, in partnership with the Great Sunflower Project,
we propose to have people at 1,000 study sites take and upload digital photographs to Discover Life that will
document species distributions and interactions. Teachers and other individuals who wish to
help us set up study sites should email Nancy Lowe
email@example.com or call USA-404-272-4526.
We hope to share high-quality images for a million species
through the generosity of our photographers around the world. If you
wish to submit photographs, please
email Jill Talmadge firstname.lastname@example.org or call USA-706-248-9287.
She will help you upload your images. You retain full ownership and copyright to them.
- scientific contributors
Researchers who wish to contribute information such as taxonomic authority lists, catalogs,
specimen level databases for mapping, or identification guides should email John Pickering
email@example.com or call USA-706-542-1115.
Depending on their scope, they may be submitted to our reviewed electronic publication, the
Proceedings of Life.
Scientific websites who wish to share information with Discover Life
through reciprocal deep links to taxonomic pages should email Jill Talmadge
firstname.lastname@example.org or call USA-706-248-9287.
For technical details of how to link to Discover Life's content see
Web services, particularly "Customizing navigation bars"
to return users to your site. If you wish us to index your taxon pages and link to them, please
contact us so that we can customize a solution to include your content. Depending on the layout of your site,
we may need you to create an index of your site's pages.
Contributions are tax deductible.
Please make your check payable to The Polistes Foundation and send it to
If you would like to financially support Discover Life and its activities, please
send your contribution to The Polistes Foundation.
Campaign to save the Greater Bamboo Lemur
Discover Life and the Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments are raising
funds to purchase land and endow local rangers and education specialists to protect the
critically endangered Greater Bamboo Lemur from extinction.
The Polistes Foundation
133 Washington Street
Belmont, MA 02478
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Photograph by Tomas Pickering
"Get up and do something!"
A subadult female Bearded Capuchin monkey, named Dita,
walks bipedially, carrying a stone tool and palm nut.