Step Back in time to the birthplace of swing at the Savoy Ballroom in Creations Park! Inspired by the real-world Savoy, you can experience the best in swing music and dances with daily live DJs playing Jazz and more. Walk over to the Museum of Swing which features bands, music, dances, and history of the Swing Dance Era. You can also learn how to dance at the Dance 301 full-immersion classroom.
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
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.
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.
Learn more about Second Life's rich history at the Primitive Museum, located at the historic Immaculate Campus. Conceived by Sniper Siemens, the SL History exhibition showcases a detailed chronicle of Second Life from 1999 to 2023. You can also find the evolution of the SL Burning Man celebration. This museum is part of an extensive educational initiative, including the nearby Learning Lighthouse, inviting visitors to explore and contribute to the legacy of Second Life.
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.
Visit UUtopia, a place for exchanging ideas, quiet reflection, and personal journeys of thought. Click on the books and posters for information about world religions. Explore the interesting artwork or just relax in the peaceful meadows and gardens.
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 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.
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.
Established in 2009, Learning Virtualē, under the stewardship of Addison Loxely, is a learning center for educators, e-learners, and curious minds in Second Life. Offering resources and activities designed to enlighten and engage visitors on a variety of educational topics. The museum includes permanent and evolving exhibits about Black History, Hispanic Heritage, the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Presidency, and Women's History. Visitors can also explore the art gallery, ignite the skies with their own fireworks show, and delve into a treasure trove of educational resources in its library.
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.
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 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
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.
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 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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