Education and Outreach Objectives

  • Engage the general public through informational resources, compelling deliverables, and opportunities to participate that highlight the importance of biodiversity collections and digitization.
  • Develop educational resources for K-12 students related to digitization and biodiversity.
  • Create and foster public participation activities.
  • Foster project awareness within the professional community.
  • Identify target audiences, including university students, downstream user groups and other stakeholders, and assess their needs.
  • Identify downstream partners and stakeholders, document their needs, and execute outreach activities to meet those needs.
  • Coordinate public outreach programming.
  • Measure the geographic distribution of the impact and success of intended learning outcomes.
  • Identify and seek additional funding sources for spin-off E&O projects that promote the mission of iDigBio.