Gather your friends, colleagues, students and family to mobilize natural history collections data during WeDigBio and support critical biodiversity research! This spring, WeDigBio will take place April 8-11, 2021.
Similar to last year, we are anticipating that most, if not all WeDigBio events will take place online, enabled by Zoom, Twitter, and other social platforms. The April 2020 event was the most productive yet and we’re hoping for another great turnout this year!
If you’re interested in hosting an event (that is, organizing a group of people to collaboratively contribute to an online biodiversity data platform) follow these steps:
Register your event on WeDigBio (required)
Consider registering your event on SciStarter (recommended)
Reach out to new audiences and invite them to your event using SciStarter’s People Finder Tool
Prepare (or select) your online project, organize your group, and promote your event
Invite speakers (researchers, collections staff, community scientists, etc.) and let us know so we can cross-promote
If you’ve never hosted an event before - have no fear! Check out the resources on the Event Planning page and reach out if you have any questions.
You may also be interested in the Citizen Science Hour for Biodiversity Collections, a webinar series featuring leaders in the field, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.