The Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) Event kicks off this week from 20-23 October. Citizen scientists are teaming up with researchers and other participants around the world to capture biodiversity specimen data—digitizing the information for scientific research, education, and policy. Participants can pick a project in which to participate online (https://www.wedigbio.org/find-a-project) or find an in-person event at museums and universities around the globe (https://www.wedigbio.org/event-list).
Last year, thousands of participants from more than 150 countries completed more than 50,000 transcription tasks. Specimens include a wide range of taxa (insects, plants, birds, marine inverts, paleo), time periods, and geographies.
Learn more at https://www.wedigbio.org.