Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections

Chicago Academy of Sciences blitz


Chicago Academy of Sciences
2430 N Cannon Dr
60614 Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 10:30 to 16:00
Sponsoring Organization: 
Chicago Academy of Sciences
Short Description: 
Meet the people behind the scenes in the Academy's collections and lend a hand in transcribing specimen labels and catalog records.
Taxonomic Scope of Specimens: 
Parking Directions: 
Join our Collections staff for a citizen science transcription blitz to help digitize biodiversity collections! Stop by to learn about what museum collections can tell us about biodiversity and participate in one of the following hands-on projects: -Transcribing scientific specimen labels through the online citizen science platform, Notes from Nature -Transcribing historic records from the museum collections -Georeferencing scientific specimens from the museum collections. Training will be offered every hour on the hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission.
Organizer Name: 
Erica Krimmel
Organizer Email: 

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.