Citizen science

Big Data and Bugs: How Massively Collected Biodiversity Data Are Changing the Way We Do Insect Science - Symposium at EntSoc 2017

by Deborah Paul, Ana Dal Molin, and Pam Soltis, with contributions from all symposium presenters. Symposium from iDigBio and Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil

 

Florida Museum of Natural History WeDigBio Transcription Blitz

FLMNH WeDigBio Transcription Blitz!

Come join us October 22, 2016, from 11am-3pm at the Florida Museum of Natural History to help digitize Florida's biodiversity.

The transcription blitz is part of the Cultural Plaza Festival and will feature games, prizes, and a chance to interact with University of Florida scientists.

Learn more about WeDigBio!

Making it Count: Citizen Science Activities in the Classroom Contribute to Our Understanding of Biodiversity

Speaker: Austin Mast

Abstract: Citizen Science is public engagement in scientific research. This engagement enables data collection at unprecedented scales to address pressing scientific and social challenges while offering new ways to boost science literacy. See how two citizen science projects—online transcription of label data from historical museum specimens and neighborhood observations of present day diversity—generate valuable data and provide complementary activities for addressing biodiversity topics in the classroom.

The Inaugural WeDigBio Event: Global Event Advances Digitization and Science Literacy

Hundreds of volunteers around the world transcribed >30,000 specimen labels at 25 events over four days (Oct 22–25, 2015) in the first Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) event.  Events spanned a range of formal and informal education venues, from middle-school and undergraduate science classrooms to county libraries to museums, universities, and botanical gardens, such as the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural H

Florida State University Transcription Blitz with Florida Native Plant Society

On Friday, May 29, Florida State University held a transcription blitz for attendees of the Florida Native Plant Society Annual Conference. This was the third digitization blitz hosted by iDigBio, the Southeastern Regional Network of Expertise and Collections Thematic Collections Network, and FSU's Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium.

Demo and Webinar: Interactive Handwritten Text Recognition and Indexing of Historical Documents: tranScriptorium and the Transkribus Platform

Webinar: Practitioner tools and resources for evaluating learning outcome in citizen science

When: April 8, 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST
Where: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/citizenscience-fsu
Speaker: Tina Phillips, Evaluation Program Manager, Department of Program Development and Evaluation, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University
Title: "Practitioner tools and resources for evaluating learning outcome in citizen science"

Webinar: Filtering out the noise: Data validation challenges and strategies in citizen science

When: March 25, 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST
Where: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/citizenscience-fsu
Speaker: David Bonter, Assistant Director of Citizen Science, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University
Title: "Filtering out the noise: Data validation challenges and strategies in citizen science"

Webinar: Supporting field-based citizen science: The CitSci.org cyberinfrastructure

When: March 18, 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST
Where: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/citizenscience-fsu
Speaker: Greg Newman Director, CitSci.org; Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University
Title: "Supporting field-based citizen science: The CitSci.org cyberinfrastructure"

 

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