The Terrestrial Parasite Tracker (TPT) TCN will be leading an invited two-day workshop in Chicago, IL for representatives of their TCN.
The goals for this workshop include:
-Providing tools for project management to participants in the TPT TCN, particularly in progress tracking and reporting.
-Sharing best practices among TPT participants in digitization workflows for scanning images, high resolution image capture, and data label transcription.
-Integrating biotic interactions and association data into workflows and how to work with GLoBI to create data linkages.
-Exposing individuals to Macropod Imaging demonstrations for use in TPT and future projects.
-Contributing to the Broader Impacts portion of the TCN by creating a Brain Scoop episode related to Parasite Tracker through the Field Museum.
The expected outcomes of the workshop are:
-Improved data standardization and optimization for uploading data within the TPT network.
-Increased knowledge of digitization workflows for arthropod parasites.
-Improved GLoBI linkages for datasets.
- Begin imaging phase for TPT after Macropod training.
- Content creation for citizen science and public outreach pertaining to Parasite Tracker.
The planning team includes: Jen Zaspel (Milwaukee Public Museum), Petra Sierwald (Field Museum), Kat Sullivan (Milwaukee Public Museum), John Bates (Field Museum), Maureen Turcatel (Milwaukee Public Museum), Jill Goodwin (iDigBio), Gil Nelson (iDigBio)