Take a self-guided tour of the Maya and Inca civilizations! Explore Maya astronomy, math, writing, architecture, and fashion, and be amazed at the vastness of the Inca empire at its peak. Everything is shown in English and Spanish. - ¡Haz un recorrido autoguiado por las civilizaciones maya e inca! Explore la astronomía maya, las matemáticas, la escritura, la arquitectura y la moda, y sorpréndase con la inmensidad del imperio inca en su apogeo. Todo se muestra en inglés y español.
Forget ME Not's Winter Wonderland is open for the season. Come wander this magical landscape, warm up in the cozy café, and raise your Myalgic Encephalomyelitis awareness by reading the patient stories in the little gingerbread huts. You will also find a few posing opportunities for your photos. On December 23 there will be a Christmas concert fundraiser, and gifts for you under the tree. A warm welcome! Learn more at forgetmenotsl.com
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.
Whole Brain Health (WBH) on Inspiration Island, a partner of Rockcliffe Univ, provides information and offers regular activities that help 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 Museum of Computing History in Blackslough, next to the Sea of Fables, is a creative and educational space to learn about the history of computing. They currently have a number of exhibits including Pre-PC Early Computers, Personal Computers, Telecommunications, Artificial Intelligence, Gaming, Influential People, Security, Data Centers, and Interactive Fiction.
Walk through this giant Interactive build that shows functional areas of the human brain. Brain regions activate (glow) based on functions, such as dancing and love. Developed by Osangar and expanded upon by the WBH team, in cooperation with DavidArguna, a neuroscientist.
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.
Welcome to Eatonville, a living, interactive museum paying homage to the strength and beauty of the African-American diaspora through an examination of popular Black Literature. Walk around the town and turn your sounds on to feel lived experiences of African-Americans through the times, through an exploration of culturally-affirming Black literature.
The LGBTQ History Museum and Cultural Center in Dalton across from the historic Linden Village is a creative and educational space for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender history and culture. Exhibits include LGBT Activism, Influential People, and HIV/AIDS education.
The virtual faculty is a part of the real-life institution Faculty of Mass Media Communication in Trnava, Slovakia with an aim at the Digital Games Study Program. The students of the Digital Games Study program are actively presenting their outputs - 3D models on specific topics they made.
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.
The official home of the American Cancer Society in Second Life. Since 2005, cancer patients, caregivers, and volunteers have been able to receive services and support from the ACS in SL without having to leave the virtual world. Visit the island to learn more or to make a donation to fund the world's largest and most successful cancer research program. More info at relayforlife.com/secondlife
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.
Visit the Unisinos virtual campus: the first Brazilian university to own an island dedicated to research virtual worlds at Second Life. Come to watch classes, events and meet the research group GPe-du. Visite o campus virtual Unisinos: a primeira universidade brasileira a ter uma ilha dedicada a pesquisa em mundos virtuais aqui no Second Life. Venha assistir nossas aulas, eventos e sinta-se a vontade para conhecer o grupo de pesquisa GPe-du.
Operated as an immersive education experiment by Brown University, this fictional but historically-inspired 18th-century Italian island is located in the Bay of Naples. Visitors are welcome for optional roleplay set in the year 1785. Public programs and exhibits are offered on the history and ideas of the Enlightenment, the era of the Grand Tour, and the baroque, rococo and neo-classical styles in art and music.
Rockcliffe University Consortium is an online nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of science, education, and research in 3D virtual environments. There are free workshops and forums provided on a regular basis, as well as live music and movies. There's also a theater, art gallery, sandbox and a full academic research library.
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.
The Peale in Baltimore, which is housed in the first purpose-built museum building in the United States, has extended its reach into the virtual world known as Second Life. While the current pandemic may prevent many people from visiting the Peale in person, this ambitious new project allows virtual visitors to explore the 1814 museum building online and attend curated exhibits and interactive events safely from the comfort of their homes. For more information, visit: thepealecenter.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’.
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
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.
EchoVets.org Band of Brothers non-profit is a destination for all Veterans. They have current, up-to-date information that benefits YOU the Veteran, and the Veterans' families! Lots to do and see here! Stacy Maracas is a Female Desert Storm Combat Veteran, US Army, and has the knowledge of the systems in place to help Veterans and their family members. Come to EchoVets for camaraderie, answers, live help, brotherhood, and sisterhood. All Veterans are welcome!
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.
Explore archived materials from the major poets of World War I, such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. Manuscripts, letters, and diaries are supplemented with streaming video and audio to provide an incredible insight into life in the trenches during 1914-1918.
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.
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. This location is their headquarters. Learn more at facebook.com/groups/vwmooc
The School of Information at San Jose State University maintains iSchool Island in Second Life as part of their Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration (VCARA) project. VCARA is their virtual worlds and VR common interest group that promotes social, creative, and educational collaboration using virtual environments.
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.
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