Past Event

Citizen Science Workshop: Botanical Exploration of Hawai'i

October 20, 2018
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Mertz Library (Room M402), New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, New York

The New York Botanical Garden is partnering with leading museums and universities around the world to engage the public in citizen science! During WeDigBio! 2018, we invite your help to mobilize biodiversity data from preserved plant specimens in our herbarium to advance scientific research through digitization. Come to our training workshop—or teach yourself to participate from home—and join our featured expedition to explore the botanical biodiversity of Hawai‘i.

As Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i comes to a close, join us on an important citizen science expedition focused on the plants of Hawai‘i. To help generate valuable data for researchers working to document biodiversity and protect threatened ecosystems, participants will learn how to navigate NYBG’s online tools to interpret herbarium specimens collected on the islands of Hawai‘i. As part of this workshop, participants will learn about Hawaiian plant biodiversity and get a private tour of the Steere Herbarium with a focus on Hawaiian plant exploration.

RSVP for the workshop via the event webpage. To participate in other virtual expeditions, visit the Virtual Volunteering page