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!
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