Become a Fan of Biology!

Join FANspecies to learn about specific species and expand your taxonomic knowledge!

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How does it work?

Think Fantasy sports for school. In a draft, players select a variety of species that earn points based on how often research grade observations are made in the wild.


Players research species and trends before the draft to better their chances of drafting the most commonly observed species.


Follow along with draft activity, make trades, and learn your way to victory with FANspecies!

Using FANspecies in Your Classroom

  • Organize students into teams and collaborate to build competence.

  • Add points to teams for current event research, observations they've made on their own, or class assignments.

  • Interact with our taxonomic tree to help students learn taxonomy, study species, and examine population dynamics.

  • Scores are weighted to help balance the scales and encourage students to learn about less commonly known species.

  • Do your research, draft some species, and jump right in!