Free, Horticulture & Gardening

WeDigBio – Community Science Event & Volunteer Opportunity

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Clifton Smith Herbarium
October 13, 2023 -
October 14, 2022
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Citizen Science Volunteer Scanning Herbarium Sample at SB Botanic Garden

Thousands of people worldwide are working together on October 13 through 17 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 global, data campaign, virtual science festival, and local outreach opportunity. All around the globe scientists will be converting data from physical specimens into online databases in an effort to engage the public and transform collections into highly useable data platforms. The activity of other biodiversity collections are displayed in real-time on the WeDigBio website, visualized by a global map of activity, and shown in a tally of digitized records. 

The event’s outcomes are fourfold:

  • Create digital biodiversity data
  • Increase public awareness of the value of natural history collections
  • Have fun with volunteers
  • Connect with a global community working in a big simultaneous effort
Dates and times:

October 13: 9-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.

October 14: 9-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.

If you’re interested in volunteering during the WeDigBio community science event on October 13 and/or 14, 2022, please fill out this form
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