Education and Outreach Webinar Series: Make the Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) Event an Exciting Part of your Institution’s Education and Outreach Activities

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 8:51am -- maphillips

Title: Make the Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) Event an Exciting Part of your Institution’s Education and Outreach Activities

Moderator: Austin Mast (FSU Associate Professor)

Presenters: Libby Ellwood (FSU Post-Doctoral Researcher), and Paul Kimberly (NMNH Digitization Manager)

Date: February 17, 2016

Time: 12 -1 pm EDT

Location: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/eo

A Small-Collections On-Ramp for Participation in the 2016 Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) Event

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 3:38pm -- maphillips

The Education and Outreach Working Group and the Small Collections Network are collaborating on this webinar with the goal to increase awareness of WeDigBio 2016 in small collections across the country.

Title: A Small-collections On-Ramp for Participation in the 2016 Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) Event

Presenter: Austin Mast (Florida State University, iDigBio)

Education and Outreach Webinar Series: Connecting Students to Citizen Science and Curated Collections

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 3:06pm -- maphillips

The Education and Outreach Working Group is organizing a series of webinars on E&O related topics for 2016. The purpose of the series will be to share resources, tools, and expertise centered on E&O activities for ADBC partners and the collections community.

This is the fifth webinar in the series.

Title: Connecting Students to Citizen Science and Curated Collections: www.collectionseducation.org

Education and Outreach Webinar Series: iPlant's DNA Subway

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 1:44pm -- maphillips

The Education and Outreach Working Group is organizing a series of webinars on E&O related topics for 2016. The purpose of the series will be to share resources, tools, and expertise centered on E&O activities for ADBC partners and the collections community.

This is the third webinar in the series.

Title:  iPlant's DNA Subway

Presenter: Jason Williams, Education, Outreach & Training (EOT) Lead for iPlant

Education and Outreach Webinar Series: Social Media and Telepresence to Engage the Public

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 1:35pm -- maphillips

The Education and Outreach Working Group is organizing a series of webinars on E&O related topics for 2016. The purpose of the series will be to share resources, tools, and expertise centered on E&O activities for ADBC partners and the collections community.

This is the second webinar in the series.

Title: Social Media and Telepresence to Engage the Public

Education and Outreach Working Group Meeting

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 10:13am -- maphillips

The Education and Outreach Working Group Spring Meeting will take place February 8, 2016, from 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm EDT.

The meeting will be be held virtually using Adobe Connect

http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/eo

Meeting Agenda will be posted soon.

 

Learn more about the E&O Working Group by visiting the Wiki. Email mphillips@flmnh.ufl.edu to join the working group.

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

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 11:09am -- austinmast

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

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 10:10am -- maphillips

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

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