Second Life

Second Life development for Nature

Second Life

Over the past seven months, we have developed three in-world areas of Second Life for Nature – the world’s most highly cited scientific journal, published in the UK since 1869.
We developed a new Darwin-themed game sim (the game itself was built by Mad Pea Productions), a community area called the Skylabs, where people from all around the world came to develop educational and science-based projects in Second Life, and the Elucian Village, a larger, more permanent version of the Skylabs.  We have had commendations for our terraforming, architectural design and many hundreds of small details, such as a working monorail system, miniature planets, moons and comets, a tortoise which follows you around, a Beagle in a bottle, a lift, helicopter, guided boat tour, an interactive map of Darwin’s voyage, a volcano, rock falls, swing bridge, self-inflating life-jacket, and many others – why not explore and see what you can find!

Darwin game area
The Darwin-themed adventure sim
Skylabs development area
Skylabs development area
The Elucian Village community area
The Elucian Village community area
Workshop in Skylabs in Second Life
Workshop in Skylabs area
Workshop in Skylabs in Second Life
Workshop in Skylabs area

Nature use Second Life for hosting scientific conferences, viewing their weekly podcast followed by a discussion, fostering a development community of educationalists, scripters and science enthusiasts who use Second Life as a platform for educational outreach.  It’s also a lot of fun to explore!
Join Second Life here, and check out Nature’s Elucian Islands