Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections


2016 Event List

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Help ISU's Ada Hayden Herbarium digitize its fungal specimens online + Herbarium tours, prizes for games and lunch provided.
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa United States
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 13:00, Friday, October 28, 2016 - 15:00
Build a dataset for the Gulf Coast of Mississippi
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Mississippi United States
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 13:00, Friday, October 28, 2016 - 15:00
Build a dataset for the Gulf Coast of Mississippi
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Mississippi United States
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:00 to 13:00
Build a dataset for plant diversity of India - Help digitize the medicinal plant wealth of India
FRLHT- Trans-Disciplinary University
Bengaluru, Karnataka India
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 09:00 to 11:45
Students will participate in WeDigBio and complete an assignment about citizen science, digital data and the importance of biodiversity.
**This event is closed to the public.**
El Paso, Texas United States
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 14:00 to 16:00
Members of the public will be shown how to use Zooniverse and get to observe behind the scenes conservation.
The University Of Manchester
Manchester , United Kingdom
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 08:30 to 12:00, Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:30
This event is jointly organized with our friends at Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Join us at either location!
The Field Museum
Chicago, Illinois United States
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 09:00 to 12:00, Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:00
We are excited to partner with The Field Museum to bring WeDigBio to Chicago. Sessions will be held at both locations over the four days.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Chicago, Illinois United States
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 09:00 to 12:00, Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:00
We are excited to partner with The Field Museum to bring WeDigBio to Chicago. Sessions will be held at both locations over the four days.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Chicago, Illinois United States
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 08:30 to 12:00, Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:30
This event is jointly organized with our friends at Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Join us at either location!
The Field Museum
Chicago, Illinois United States
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 08:00 to 12:00
Citizen scientists catalog sunflower diversity at the Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana United States
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 08:30 to 12:00, Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:30
Participants will have an opportunity to meet Field Museum scientists and join in behind-the-scenes tours of the scientific collections.
The Field Museum
Chicago, Illinois United States
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 09:00 to 12:00, Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 13:00 to 17:00
Our local WeDigBio event offers a social setting where people can contribute and learn about our herbarium.
Illinois Natural History Survey
Champaign, Illinois United States
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 11:00 to 15:00
MPM is inviting you, our visitors, to join us in a marathon to see how many WI crayfish records we can database; prizes will be awarded!
Milwaukee Public Museum
Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 11:00 to 15:00
Join us at the Cultural Plaza Festival for games, prizes, and a chance to interact with University of Florida scientists.
Florida Museum of Natural History
Gainesville, Florida United States
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:30 to 15:30
Join NYBG at Fordham University to digitize herbarium records from our collection to mobilize biodiversity data and advance scientific research!
Fordham University
Bronx, New York United States
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Energize research and education focused on monarch butterflies and their larval food plant, milkweeds.
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center
St. Marks, Florida United States
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00, Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:00 to 12:00
See how many specimens we can digitise as part of the 2016 WeDigBio event.
Australian Museum DigiVol Lab
Sydney, New South Wales Australia
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Join us in a celebration, tour our reptile, amphibian and fish collections and become a citizen science curator at CitSciScribe!
Prairie Ridge Ecostation,
Raleigh , North Carolina United States
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:00 to 17:00
Help CCBER digitize its plant collection!
Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California United States
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 09:00 to 13:00
Help us make our specimens accessible to scientists and learn about Texas history, and plants that make you itchy!
Event is public, but registration is required
Fort Worth, Texas United States
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 09:00 to 14:00
Transcribe data from our fossil collection and view 3D scans of our fossils using Augmented Reality!
Jordan Hall
Bloomington, Indiana United States
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 09:00 to 14:00
Help the IU Herbarium transcribe specimen labels from our historic collection
Jordan Hall
Bloomington, Indiana United States
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 09:00 to 15:00
Register for this course and help us use over a century's worth of specimens to map past distributions of plants and predict future ranges.
**This event is closed to the public.**
St. Paul, Minnesota United States
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 08:30 to 12:00, Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:30
Participants will have an opportunity to meet Field Museum scientists and join in behind-the-scenes tours of the scientific collections.
The Field Museum
Chicago, Illinois United States
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 08:00 to 12:00
Join us in helping BRIT build a dataset for Texas flora
Howard Payne University
Brownwood, Texas United States
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 14:00 to 17:00
Learn the function of a herbarium and learn how anyone is able to help by transcribing!
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina United States
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 08:30 to 12:00, Friday, October 21, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:30
Participants will have an opportunity to meet Field Museum scientists and join in behind-the-scenes tours of the scientific collections.
The Field Museum
Chicago, Illinois United States
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 13:00 to 17:00
Our aim is to transcribe ~3500 images of vascular plants from the southeastern US.
**This event is closed to the public.**
Richmond, Kentucky United States
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 10:00 to 14:00
Sign up for one of four time-slots and bring a laptop with wireless capability. Tickets are free and limited to 80 people in each time-slot.
**This event is closed to the public.**
Fairfax, Virginia United States
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 09:00 to 13:00
Help us make our specimens accessible to scientists and learn about Texas history, and plants that make you itchy!
Event is public, but registration is required
Fort Worth, Texas United States
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 09:00 to 12:00, Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 13:00 to 17:00
Our local WeDigBio event offers a social setting where people can contribute and learn about our herbarium.
Illinois Natural History Survey
Champaign, Illinois United States
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 08:30 to 12:00, Friday, October 21, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:30
Participants will have an opportunity to meet Field Museum scientists and join in behind-the-scenes tours of the scientific collections.
The Field Museum
Chicago, Illinois United States
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 08:00 to 17:00
Join us at the ACBC for a day of transcribing labels with food, prizes, and Natural History Collections Curation Club (NHC3) members!
Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, Arkansas United States
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 14:00 to 17:00, Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 18:00 to 20:00
We are excited to partner with The Field Museum to bring WeDigBio to Chicago. Sessions will be held at both locations over the four days.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Chicago, Illinois United States
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00, Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:00 to 12:00
See how many specimens we can digitise as part of the 2016 WeDigBio event.
Australian Museum DigiVol Lab
Sydney, New South Wales Australia
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 14:00 to 21:00
Learn the function of a herbarium and learn how anyone is able to help by transcribing!
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina United States
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 14:00 to 17:00, Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 18:00 to 20:00
We are excited to partner with The Field Museum to bring WeDigBio to Chicago. Sessions will be held at both locations over the four days.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Chicago, Illinois United States
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 14:00 to 15:15
Help EMC digitize its local plant specimens
**This event is closed to the public.**
Ypsilanti, Michigan United States
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 08:30 to 12:00, Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:30
This event is jointly organized with our friends at Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Join us at either location!
The Field Museum
Chicago, Illinois United States
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:45 to 15:30
Learn about herbarium specimens and contribute to transcription of specimen data
**This event is closed to the public.**
Knoxville, Tennessee United States
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 09:45 to 17:00
**This event is closed to the public.**
London, United Kingdom
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 09:30
FSU's Field Botany Course contributes to WeDigBio
**The event is only open to students registered for FSU's Field Botany course**
Tallahassee, Florida United States
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 09:15
Transcribe specimen labels online to aid in the digitization of the microfungal collection at Rutgers University.
**This event is closed to the public.**
New Brunswick, New Jersey United States
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 09:00 to 13:00
Help create a dataset to study the impact of global change on New England’s flora
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History,
New Haven, Connecticut United States
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 08:30 to 12:00, Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:30
This event is jointly organized with our friends at Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Join us at either location!
The Field Museum
Chicago, Illinois United States
Thursday, October 20, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 23, 2016 (All day)
Join us in transcribing egg cards through UI Libraries DIY History site!
This is a virtual blitz.
United States
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:30
The four sections of FSU's Plant Biology Lab Course contribute to WeDigBio
**The event is only open to students registered for FSU's Plant Biology Lab course**
Tallahassee, Florida United States
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 11:30
**This event is closed to the public.**
Tallahassee, Florida United States
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WeDigBio is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections Program (Cooperative Agreement EF-1115210). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.