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Coming soon! We are working on a digital Evolution Lab with the WGBH/NOVA Labs team. 
Welcome! Here you will find update-to-date information on our visualization and game application development, research outcome and publications,  news items as well as current and future software distribution. We are developing a web-based version of DeepTree and Build-A-Tree. Stay tuned!

Background

Harvard University in partnership with the University of Nebraska State Museum, Northwestern University, and University of Michigan developed Life on Earth. The project team includes computer scientists, biologists, and learning researchers. Biologists from several of our partner institutions advise this project. Our partner museums include the California Academy of Sciences, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and the University of Nebraska State Museum.

Life on Earth is a National Science Foundation-funded (NSF DRL AISL #1010889, $2.3M, 2010 – 2015) multi-institutional project to (1) advance public understanding of biodiversity and the history of life on Earth, and (2) advance our knowledge of how people interact and learn from large interactive science data visualizations on multi-touch tabletop displays in public settings. The project team has developed a series of learning activities that can now be experienced in multiple museums. The focal exhibit, utilizing large data sets from four online databases including Tree of Life web project, Encyclopedia of Life, National Center for Biotechnology Information and Time Tree, allows visitors to explore the relationships of thousands of species over 3.5 billion years of life on Earth.

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