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Newbie Field Trip


It's fun to explore Second Life as a group.

The American Library Association area on InfoIsland is a great place to meet as a group.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Info%20Island/25/135/23

If you're new to Second Life, use the SEARCH button in SL to find interesting places to explore. If you need ideas, choose the Showcase tab in the Search Window to find featured locations. Learn more about the Showcase at the SL website. Be sure to check out the Learning section.

If you're looking for a place to get started, try some of the following activities:

Tour 1


Libraries

Let's start by exploring the resources at Info Island. This is the most popular virtual library area in Second Life.

Community Virtual Library on InfoIsland
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Info%20Island/109/130/23
This is the headquarters where you can find information and events.

Religion Portal on InfoIsland
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Info%20Island/147/137/23
It contains areas for each religion with links to resources.

Literature - Sci-Fi and Fantasy Portal on InfoIsland
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Info%20Island/174/104/23
Explore science fiction and fantasy books and authors.

Mystery Manor on InfoIsland
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Info%20Island/181/160/33
Explore genre, authors, and hold book discussions.

banned.jpgHistorical Re-creations


Renaissance Island
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Renaissance Island/99/91/26
Explore the town and shops. What historical period would you like to recreate?

ROMA
http://slurl.com/secondlife/ROMA/214/25/22
Explore replicas of famous historical sites. Be sure to check out the Archaeology project at http://slurl.com/secondlife/ROMA Transtiberim/20/56/28

Science


Genome Island
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Genome/137/87/29
Explore Mendel's Gardens. Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics, Genomes, the Gene Pool, and Cell Models. You can click on the animals and they will have babies based on genetic traits.

Explorer Island
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Explorer Island/183/151/22/
Sponsored by NASA's JPL, check out the interesting exhibits. Learn More...

Virtual Hallucinations
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sedig/27/44/22
UC Davis-sponsored schizophrenia education program, learn what it's like to be schizophrenic.

Explore On-You-Own


NonProfit Island
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aloft%20Nonprofit%20Commons/111/71/24/
Explore over 150 nonprofit organization areas.

Literature - Book Island
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Book%20Island/213/224/37
Focuses on the needs of book authors and publishers as well as readers.

Health - Health Info Island
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/168/166/22
Explores health topics and information.

Pirate Adventure
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Emata%20Almarae/129/129/387/
Explore a pirate adventure. You can even wear pirate clothing.

Le Dome
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Le%20Dome/44/106/35
Visit landmarks like the Statue of Liberty.

Blarney Castle
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wilde/150/108/33
Check out the Blarney Stone and castle.

Indiana University
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Indiana%20University/124/226/35
Visit the virtual campus.

Pharmatopia
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pharmatopia/34/39/27
This location is designed for teaching about the production of medicines.

Mayo Clinic
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mayo%20Clinic/128/128/0/
Explore health care resources.

Tour 2


lunarrovercu.jpgLibraries
Let's explore some popular places for people who love books, authors, and adventure.

Imagination Island (Rachelville)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Imagination Island/117/179/25
This island focuses on resources related to children's literature. Learn More...

Stanford University Library
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Stanford%20University%20Libraries/135/126/133
Explore an academic library.

Social Studies

Take virtual visits to states, provinces, and countries around the world.

St. Louis Island
http://slurl.com/secondlife/St Louis Island/183/128/30
Visit the famous landmark.

Paris 1900
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Paris 1900/8/172/17
Explore this historic re-creation. Learn More...

US Holocaust Museum
http://slurl.com/secondlife/US%20Holocaust%20Museum1/28/39/26
Explore the virtual museum.

Science

Explore science through visits to interesting natural areas.

NOAA Science on a Sphere
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Meteora/145/131/28
Explore the science resources at NOAA. Learn More...

NASA International Spaceflight Museum
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Spaceport Alpha/47/82/23

Explore On Your Own

IFLA Information Literacy Section
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/132/246/22
Join discussions and activities related to information literacy.

US Military Veteran's Island
http://slurl.com/secondlife/patriot%20island/172/83/29
Sponsored by the VFW, participants can view memorials, meet veteran's families, participate in memorial events.

SJSU
http://slurl.com/secondlife/sjsu%20slis/60/89/33
Explore SJSU's School of Library and Information Sciences area.

Georgetown Colorado
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Colorado%20North/149/154/1054/
Visiting the old west of Georgetown Colorado.

Spanish Immersion
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Instituto%20Espanol/47/162/26
Immerse yourself in the Spanish language.

NCI Kuula
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kuula/55/168/29
This is a great area if you're looking for people and interaction.

Exploratorium
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Exploratorium/57/60/26
A virtual version of the museum in San Francisco.

World War I Simulation
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Frideswide/219/199/646/
Explore a training camp simulation of The Great War.

Sistine Chapel
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Frideswide/219/199/646/
Check out the Sistine Chapel.