|Presented By||The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University|
|Goal||Identify plant features in the Arboretum's visual archives|
|Task||Classify images by identifying plant features|
Interested in learning about plant science and exploring a visual catalog of the Arboretum’s Living Collections?
Participate in TreeVersity, the Arboretum’s newest online citizen science initiative, and help to classify over 25,000 historic and contemporary plant images. Your efforts will contribute to the Arboretum’s Plant Image Database and help us bring this valuable digital archive to classrooms around the world!
Using the Zooniverse citizen science platform, TreeVersity volunteers will classify images from the Arboretum’s Plant Image Database by identifying plant parts and other features. Each volunteer classification adds valuable metadata to this ever-growing database, improving its search function and allowing better access for scientists, educators, and plant-lovers.
|How to Join||
Participate in TreeVersity, the Arboretum’s newest online citizen science initiative, and help to classify over 25,000 historic and contemporary plant images. Your efforts will contribute to the Arboretum’s Plant Image Database and help us bring this valuable digital archive to classrooms around the world! All volunteers welcome.
Visit https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/friedmaw/treeversity to learn more.
|Project Timing||New images batches will be uploaded to the project website as old images reach completion. TreeVersity team members will post updates in the projects Talk forum to let volunteers know about batch completion and new batch uploads.|
|Ideal Age Group||Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Every few days|
|Average Time||An hour or so|
|Tags||anatomy, arboretum, arnold arboretum, biology, botanical garden, botany, citizen science, ecology, education, flowers, harvard university, images, massachusetts, morphology, new england, online, phenology, photography, plants, science, trees, water|
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