Article contributed by Julie Bokor (UF Center for Precollegiate Education and Training)
Education and Outreach
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus
Article and photos contributed by Natasza Fontaine
Photo courtesy of: David Keil
Article contributed by: Katelin Pearson
Wood Turtle, Glyptemys insculpta
Photo courtesy of: John White - Virginia Herpetological Society
The SPNHC 2019 theme: Making the Case for Natural History Collections offers everyone a chance to share the value of collections for society and science. iDigBio staff look forward to contributing to this story and visiting the Field Museum who are hosting this year's SPNHC meeting.
Some of the events iDigBio is organizing or participating in include:
Image Credit: Joe Poston
European honey bee, Apis mellifera
Image Credit: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
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.
See below for an invitation from the NSC Alliance:
Dear NSC Alliance Membership,
The NSC Alliance is cosponsoring with the Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) a Collections Communications Workshop this September 1-2. The workshop will be held at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.
UF CAIRES (Center for Adaptive Innovation, Resilience, Ethics, and Science) sponsored a two-day Sustainability and Social Media Conference on Friday, April 17-18 2015, at the Levin School of Law. iDigBio graduate student Randy Singer was fortunate enough to be invited as a panelist for a session on Digitizing Nature.
Photo courtesy of Mike Lauterborn.
3D Digitization of Fossils for Educators & Citizen Scientists:
A collaborative workshop among iDigBio, the FOSSIL Project, and K12 Science Educators
Summary: The 3D Digitization of Fossils for Educators & Citizen Scientists Workshop will bring together scientists, collection professionals, and K-12 educators to discuss using 3D imaging and citizen science in the classroom. The workshop will consist of presentations, breakout discussion sessions, collection tours, and a field trip to Thomas Farm.
By the numbers:
"By not paying attention to this whole kingdom of life, we lose something really important -
I work every day to combat it," Christopher Martine
Dr. Lena Struwe working with graduate student Lauren Frazee (front), and undergraduate Alisha Sharma. (Rutgers University)
This article was generated from a webinar presented as an addendum to the iDigBio Education & Outreach Workshop held in Gainesville, FL, January 15-17, 2014. Participants were interested in finding out more about applying for grants available through the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Education and Outreach.
If you are targeting the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Education and Outreach funding, you may be looking for money in all the wrong places. With creativity and knowledge you can find the right places.