iDigBio Webinar: Connecting Students to Citizen Science and Curated Collections

Learning

Hours for Learning Activity:

1 learning hour

Date and Time:

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 12:00pm

Organization: 

The iDigBio Education and Outreach Working Group ihas organized a series of webinars on collections E&O related topics for 2016. The purpose of the series is to share resources, tools, and expertise  to encorage others to ultilize natural history collections.

This month's webinar is highlighting the website "Connecting Students to Citizen Science and Curated Collections", an online resource designed to connect physical plant specimens to citizen science observations and online herbarium databases.

Date: May 18, 2016

Time: 12 -1 pm EDT

Admission: Free

Presenters: Erica Krimmel (Chicago Academy of Sciences, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum) and Travis Marisco (Arkansas State University)

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

What? Learn about plant systematics and collecting in the context of our information-rich digital age. Connect physical plant specimens to citizen science observations and online herbarium databases. Explore how making these connections helps contribute to our understanding of global biodiversity.

Why?  This project will help prepare you to be an information-literate scientist, with an understanding of what biological collections data represent, where they come from, and how they can be used.

How?  You will complete this project through a combination of traditional plant taxonomy instruction, participation in citizen science, and exposure to online databases.

Contact Email:

mphillips@flmnh.ufl.edu

Contact Name:

Molly Phillips