The Seafarer Marine Institute is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the oceans through interactive Second Life experience. The Institute has a sustained commitment to science and education through a marine center that includes graphics and displays with informative educational materials. It also includes an underwater observation habitat with marine life and boats for use above the water.
A Wondrous Place offers a variety of intimate, romantic, and playful experiences for both Merfolk and bipedal beings. There is something for everyone to enjoy here. You can dance, cuddle, play games, and so much more. Whether you're looking for a fun night out, a romantic getaway, or a unique adventure, A Wondrous Place has it all. Come and discover the wonders that await you in this enchanting destination.
Welcome to the Nightgarden, a mystical world of starlit serenity. Follow the paths, explore the phosphorescent flora, and bask in the waterfalls from the floating islands. Discover the portals that lead you to even more discoveries. And should you wade out into the lake, you might just find another whole underwater world awaiting you. Come relax, wander, and enjoy!
Embark on a coastal voyage at Imolarto Bay, a hidden oasis on mainland. A perfect blend of thrilling adventures and tranquil retreats, you'll find fun activities like bungee jumping, volleyball, and more. Prefer solitude? Retreat to the secluded hideaways, perfect for peaceful moments. Sail the open waters, or go beneath the waves to explore an enchanting underwater world.
Haven of Sirens, one of five deep-water Haven regions is filled with vast coral shelves, rolling sand dunes, caverns, caves, and wrecks scattered around the sea floor. Aquatics and divers from everywhere are welcomed to Sirens to explore and discover the landscape, natural wonders, and relax with friends at the Mermaid Lounge. Rentals are also available for aquatics below, or divers on the islands above!
Dive in for an interactive underwater adventure with MadPea's Mad Mines. Explore the depths of the ocean to find the 5 key pieces you'll need to unlock the treasure. Dodge dangerous sea creatures and exploding mines, while trying not to run out of oxygen! Earn 5 achievements and collect up to 7 prizes! Just $L50 per play for 30 minutes of game time.
Above or below there is always something to discover around the next corner at Unison - whether it is dancing at one of the venues, taking photos around the scenic areas, just relaxing on the beach, or exploring the hidden depths of Unison's underwater worlds. From hippy to cyber, from high in the sky to deep in the ocean, Unison doesn't try to be different, it just is.
The most realistic underwater environment and scuba simulation in Second Life; home to RL PADI diver training. Five beautiful, geographically themed shorelines drop to depths of 50 meters offering divers and free snorkelers an underwater tour around the world in a photogenic wonderland. Enjoy amazing hangouts in this newcomer-friendly region.
The ultimate scuba experience along the Fruit Islands Trench, crossing 8 regions and some of the most scenic underwater reefs in Second Life. Try one of the free submersibles or bring your own gear. Brought to you by Steelhead Scuba, the most popular line of scuba gear and accessories in Second Life.
Kuroshima is an LGBTQ-friendly destination. It is island-themed with some Asian touches. Kuroshima has beaches, a cave, and an extensive underwater area. Come enjoy something a little bit the same, a little bit different, and that has really been, and will continue to be, a labor of love.
Brevin Cat Island is an educational and relaxing space to learn about our feline friends. Enjoy exhibits about cats, feline behavior, nutrition, and interesting cat breeds. Relax in the cafe among the friendly cats, watch informative video presentations, or reflect on lost pets in the Rainbow Bridge Memorial Park.
Mist Valley is home to an ancient university that has been a hub of science and education and a center of cultural and social influence since its establishment in 1216 CE. The university plays a vital role in the economy of the realm, with its activities supported by various structures. Mist Valley offers real-world education in a light-RP setting. The economy of Mist Valley is closely related to the university activity and highly supported by the entire university structure, which includes hotels, off-campus housing, daycare, an adoption center, downtown, Briarwood Estates communities, university hospitals, and more. Mistwood houses the Little Goslings Daycare and Adoption Center. MVU offers Undergraduate, Graduate, and SL Focused Programs.
Established in 2014, the VW MOOC (Virtual Worlds Massive Online Open Course) is a month-long course on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching through Second Life and other virtual spaces. The event runs from September 1st through 30th. Learn more at facebook.com/groups/vwmooc
Owning property is a fun and rewarding part of SL, so it's important to get all the facts before making the big commitment. The VRLI helps Residents make informed decisions about land ownership by providing information on topics like management, renting, and maintenance.
Learn the very basics of dancing in SL in this education center (great for newcomers) then take the free Introduction to Dance 101 class that runs 24x7. Learn to match dance styles to the tempo and music so you have more fun dancing. Bring a partner or learn on your own. You'll be a better dance partner after taking this class. More info at 2LDance.org.
Welcoming all who may be interested to visit the Awareness Gallery by the SLRandom ArtCrew on the RydenShire region. This destination is an educational resource for various medical conditions that affect people on a day-to-day basis. Spread some understanding and kindness.
Whole Brain Health on Inspiration Island, a partner of Rockcliffe Univ, provides information and offers regular activities that helps you stay fit, have fun, and stretch your mind, body and spirit! Earn honors and L$ rewards by solving quests and hunts. Make new friends in this diverse, innovative and caring community.
The goal of the VW Education Consortium (VWEC) is to bring educators together both to share what has been successful and to tackle obstacles across virtual platforms and communities. For more information contact: Valibrarian Gregg, Elli Pinion, or Dodge Threebeards.
The Virtual Pioneers group was founded in 2007 by a small group of historically-minded avatars that enjoy using virtual environments to learn and explore. Join them in Second Life at their frequent meetings where they tour or have historically themed events. More info at virtualpioneers.org
SORBET is an acronym for Socially Responsible Behavior through Embodied Thinking. The SORBET Project is a learning activity in response to the changing settings of learning in the context of COVID-19. The SORBET Project aims to give learners a more grounded understanding of the need to develop the new habit of safe-social-distancing, beyond just a declaration of ‘head knowledge’.
Spanish with Eugenia is an educational project focused on teaching Spanish as a second language. Maestra Eugenia Calderon uses Second Life because this world, as an immersive environment, is a great tool to teach. Classes for basic, intermediate and advanced students. Contact Maestra Eugenia Calderon to schedule an interview.
Located in historic Nova Albion with a view facing Yamato and the Ahern welcome area, this area serves as a small information location and hangout for explorers of the Second Life mainland. Ample seating for discussions with voice-enabled, resources on both the local area and other notable mainland locations, and of course, snow cones served by a robot.
The four levels of Inspiration Island offer more than 60 innovative events and interactive exhibits promoting well-being in Body, Mind, and Spirit. Their primary project for 12 years has been Whole Brain Health, and their collective of creative, compassionate individuals from all over the world welcomes you to a rich journey of discovery and community!
Cypris Chat strives to provide an educational, fun and interesting environment for English learning and teaching. Members have the chance to be part of a living community surrounded by others who are learning, teaching or simply interested in speaking English with people from around the world.
Established in 2008, Builder's Brewery is one of Second Life's oldest destinations for learning. Visit and take a free training class and learn all about building, textures, scripting, mesh, animations, and more. Join their 3x award-winning group, and there is even a Sandbox for builders. Check their website for their schedule of educational events. More info at buildersbrewery.com
ARCHI21 is an ongoing EU-funded project, combining learning and teaching of, in and through the fusion of languages, architecture and design. Dynamic spaces and places designed and built by students, faculty and architects support the experimentation, experiential learning and professional development in the evolving process of knowledge building across disciplines, professions and countries.
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