Notes from Nature
|Goal||Digitize biological museum collections.|
|Task||Transcribe labels and ledgers of museum's historical collections|
Most natural history collections are housed in museum cabinets, where they are not easily available to citizens and researchers. The Notes from Nature transcription project addresses this problem by digitizing biological collections one record at a time! Help museum staff and scientists by transcribing the labels and ledgers that have been meticulously recorded and stored over the past century. In many cases these are the only historical records of species distribution available. Join us in unlocking this important information - take some notes from nature!
|How to Join||
Visit the website at www.notesfromnature.org, choose a collection to work on, and start transcribing from your own computer!
Instructions on how to find information on individual transcription fields are located in the help text of every field. You can ask questions by clicking on the "Discuss" button.
|Project Timing||This is an ongoing project|
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Just once|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Type of Activity||Exclusively online, At home, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium|
|Class Materials||http://sernec.appstate.edu/education-outreach, http://studentsdiscover.org/teaching-modules/notes-from-nature/|
|Tags||biodiversity, insects, museum, natural history, plants, transcribing, words|
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