As we sail new seas on our ARK every member of the crew is important. For the activation of new bioregions – the largest organizational unit on the ARK – it is required to have a team of expert sailors who understand both planet and people in this specific part of the world. That’s what a Bioregion Mentor is for, and we need a team of Bioregion Mentors in all 185 bioregions and more than 800 ecoregions of planet Earth.

What are the Bioregion Mentors’ skills?

  • A Bioregion Mentors understand bioregions as the natural map of the world
  • A Bioregion Mentor has a deep connection with one specific bioregion and feels confident to curate and review species entries
  • A Bioregion Mentor is ideally a proam, i.e. somebody who has facilitated experimental education sessions and therefore knows about the value of this SaaS platform.
  • A Bioregional Mentor is a role model user online & offline.

The Bioregion Mentor and other ARK roles

The ARK is designed as a social network that drives offline connections with plants and people. The central roles of the platforms are:

  • Learner: joins activities, collects Impact Points and grows his/her Bioregional Identity; every Learner is also able to create Specimen entries in his/her Learning Space
  • Facilitator: facilitates activities within a Learning Community and awards Impact Points and observed species and specimens to Learners
  • Community Mentor: manages a Learning Community and is a responsible for its appearance on the ARK
  • Commons Mentor: reviews and curates the specimen entries of a Learning Space and creates new species entries within a bioregion.
  • Bioregion Mentor: creates, reviews and curates species entries of an entire Bioregion

Online Organization and Personal Relationships

Bioregional Mentors are the top layer of a representative democracy of global dimension in which communities are the smallest cell of organization. Communities are embedded in territories of human scale, which we call commons. Commons are part of ecoregions which in turn make up a bioregion.


While Community Mentors are supposed to know all community members personally, Commons Mentors should have a personal relationship with all Community Mentors in their commons. Likewise, a Bioregional Mentor shall have established a personal relationship to all Commons Mentors in his/her bioregion.


Watch our manual video on Bioregional Identities and the Overview Effect to learn more about this organizational concept.




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