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WeDigBio – Community Science Event & Volunteer Opportunity

Annie Ayers - Herbarium Technician
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Clifton Smith Herbarium
October 12, 2023 -
October 14, 2023
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Citizen Science Volunteer Scanning Herbarium Sample at SB Botanic Garden

Thousands of people worldwide are working together this October in an annual event to digitize biodiversity collections. This event is known as WeDigBio, which stands for Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections. 

WeDigBio is a virtual science festival, global data campaign, and local outreach opportunity. All around the globe, community scientists (people just like you!) will be transferring data from physical specimens onto highly accessible, digital data platforms. By digitizing our herbarium vouchers, we transform our collection into a digital resource available to anyone with an internet connection.

Join us and our global community to learn about the Gardens Herbarium and about the process of digitization.  

Dates and times:

Thursday, October 12 | 9 AM – 12 PM

Friday, October 13 | 9 AM to 12 PM or 1-4 PM

Saturday, October 14 | 9 AM to 12 PM

If you’re interested in volunteering during the WeDigBio community science event on October 12, 13 or 14, please fill out the following form to request your desired date and time.
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