Biocubes – Exploring Biodiversity
What Is a Biocube?
A biocube is a fun, informative, and manageable way of exploring the biodiversity in the world around you by focusing on a cubic foot of space. By looking closely and documenting the life in a small area, one can get a better understanding of how different ecosystems are structured and how they function.
Biocubes are easy and flexible to use:
- Investigate anywhere with minimal resources, even in your backyard
- Tailor the experience to your goals
- Modify for all ages/grades/audiences
- Connect with projects elsewhere
- Access easy-to-use online resources
- Connect with local biodiversity
Biocube at Home: Try a simple version using materials you have
If you are staying home or physically distancing due to public health precautions for Covid-19, here’s a simple way to try a Biocube project in your yard or nearby. Biocube At Home
Traveling exhibit about Biocubes
Get information about the Life in One Cubic Foot traveling exhibit offered by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
How to Use Biocubes
Biocubes in Action
Watch videos of photographer David Liittschwager and his team deploying biocubes in some of the world’s most charismatic ecosystems. Go to Biocubes in Action