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WeDigBio 2021: Herbarium Digitization Event

Scientists from the University of Tennessee and around the world need your help! 

Join us in transcribing scientific label data from our collections using online and computer tools. WeDigBio Events will be held online daily from Friday, October 15th–Saturday, October 16th.

You will be part of a worldwide effort to digitize centuries of data about life on Earth. The GLOBAL Bryophyte & Lichen Team will focus on mosses and lichens collected around the world over the past 150+ years, housed at 25 universities, museums, and gardens located across the United States. The GLOBAL Bryophyte & Lichen TCN WeDigBio Event will focus on transcribing specimens from six of these collections. Participants will have an opportunity to meet scientists, join in on behind-the-scenes tours, and hear talks about the significance of scientific collections!

WeDigBio is ideal for teens aged 15+ and adults.

Details for both days:

  • A Zoom link will be emailed the day before each session starts.
  • Check-in will start at 11:30am ET.
  • Each virtual event will begin at 12:00pm until 3:00pm ET.
  • Talks and behind-the-scenes tours will be scattered throughout.

Free and open to the public

Thank you everyone for considering participating in this event!

Dial-In Information

Register for this virtual event.

Saturday, October 16 at 11:30am to 3:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Service & Outreach

Topic

Science

Audience

General Public

Website

https://globaltcn.utk.edu/crowdsourcing/

Department
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Hashtag

#GlobalTCN

Contact Name

Miranda Zwingelberg

Contact Email

globaltcn@utk.edu

Contact Phone

865-974-3595

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