If you're interested in becoming a biologist, we've gathered a few resources that might help you out.
If you're just starting out, you may be wondering what exactly a biologist does. Visit our story, What's a Biologist? to learn what biologists do, what jobs are available, and some of the ways you can pursue biology as a career.
Online Biology Learning Tools
There are many interesting tools available online that provide information about the various topics in biology. Here are a few to get you started:
|•Mapping the Brain||•3D videos of the inter-workings of the cell|
|•Encyclopedia of Life||•The Forest Service|
|•Genetics||•PBS biology videos|
|•General Health||•Weather and climate|
Getting Involved with Citizen Science
Citizen science enables the public to help out on special studies. Usually people make observations of certain plant or animal species. They can then record them online as part of a larger data set. Here are some of the ongoing citizen science projects:
|Frog Watch (frogs & toads)||USA|
|Journey North (various migrating species)||mainly Mexico & USA|
|Clumpy (plants & microbes)||Worldwide|
|eShark (sharks)||Coasts worldwide|
Volunteer Opportunities to Explore Biology
Volunteering can be an important step in discovering what is interesting to you. There are many resources available to help you find volunteer and non-profit positions. Another good way to get involved is to find an establishment or program near you that sounds interesting and ask them how you might be able to help.
Preparing for a Career in Biology
It's never too early to explore different career options available for a biologist. There are resources available to help with general career preparation, as well as others that provide information about various career opportunities.