|Get Involved||Enter data about yourself so that you can get involved.||Education||Training teachers & students how to study biodiversity and put their findings on the Web.|
|Great Smokies||Information & planning of study of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.||Events||Events and travel information.|
|Flora & Fauna||Natural History information; identification guides; checklists.||Who's Involved||Email addresses & other data on our partners; organizational structure; correspondence.|
Discover Life in America is a volunteer science and education non-profit organization to study, use, conserve, and enjoy the diversity of life. Our founding principle is to forge a partnership among scientists, students, and other citizens both to teach and to learn while doing science. Everyone can contribute to the knowledge needed to better manage and protect biodiversity and thus improve our environmental health and economic wellbeing.
Our first mission is to complete a comprehensive study of all the species in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park--an ATBI of the Great Smokies (see Science, June 11, 1999). As we gain synergy from this geographically focused effort, we will share our experience and help studies and educational programs elsewhere.
This Web site helps coordinate our activities, provides training and research guidance, and disseminates information on the taxonomy, identification, natural history, and ecology of species. The usefulness of its documents, images, sounds, databases, and links will grow as we all contribute. We ask for your help and invite you to get involved.