The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation promotes worldwide understanding of the importance of biodiversity and the preservation of our biological heritage. We aim to foster a new generation of enthusiastic explorers, environmental policy makers, and informed citizens through innovative research and education initiatives. Our programs drive toward a culture of stewardship in which people are inspired to conserve and protect. By engaging people wherever they are—through experiential education and research in the field, or at home on their laptops—the Foundation hopes to create an authentic grassroots network of citizens that celebrate and conserve the biological richness of nature as a treasure to be passed on.