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TreeVersity

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President and Fellows of Harvard College
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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
Where Online only
Description

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.
Website https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/friedmaw/treeversity
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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
Project Updated 12/02/2017