Herbaria@home is a ground-breaking new approach to digitizing and documenting the archives of the United Kingdom's herbaria. This site provides a web-based method for documenting herbarium sheets. This is important work that will help make the collections accessible to researchers and the public.
With your help and expertise and the support of 1000's of other like-minded volunteers we can realistically document the entire herbarium collections of even major institutions.
Through the efforts of a small army of amateur botanists the plant biodiversity of the UK is the most studied and recorded in the world. This project aims to apply some of that effort to making the wealth of information from historical collections widely accessible and available.
This project is open to everyone. You do not need any particular botanical knowledge or experience to take part.
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Please visit http://herbariumathome.org/ and follow the links from the homepage to sign-up.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
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