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

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The iDigBio 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 the natural history collections community.

Moderator:  
Austin Mast (FSU Associate Professor)

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

The iDigBio 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 the natural history collections community.  

This is the first webinar in the series. Webinars are free and no registration is required.

iDigBio is the national coordinating center for the Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) program funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.  iDigBio is enabling digitization of data and media for millions of biodiversity specimens from U.S. collections and is integrating those data to make them available online for the research community, government agencies, students, educators, citizen scientists, and the general public to promote understanding of biodiversity and social consequences of environmental issues.

Webinar Description: During its inaugural year, WeDigBio 2015 engaged thousands of citizen scientists from >50 countries in transcribing specimen labels over four days. Participants at onsite events at museums, universities, and science classrooms, as well as those distributed individually throughout the world, used online platforms at DigiVol, Les Herbonautes, Notes from Nature, Smithsonian Institution's Transcription Center, and Symbiota to transcribe tens of thousands of specimen labels. During the event, participants learned about collections and biodiversity, interacted with researchers, played games, shared experiences via social media, and contributed to the growing database of digital biocollections information. This year, we are expanding WeDigBio resources to include more lesson plans for grade school and undergraduate teachers, activities for participants at informal events, opportunities to interact with participants at other events, and improved resources and dynamic information at our website, wedigbio.org. Join us in this webinar to learn more about the event and how you can be a part of WeDigBio 2016!

Webinar Announcement: https://www.idigbio.org/content/education-and-outreach-webinar-series-make-worldwide-engagement-digitizing-biocollections

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Webinars will be recorded and posted on the E&O Working Group Wiki: https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/E%26O_Working_Group