Since our launch several months ago, the Notes from Nature citizen science community has transcribed 250,000 specimen labels! This is an incredible achievement, and shows promise for where this project can go. We’re indebted to the citizen scientists out there who love this work and have taken it upon themselves to contribute to science in this way.
- Over 3,500 citizen scientists from around the globe participating
- Over 8,800 plant specimens completed (completion requires at least three transcriptions to ensure quality through consensus)
- Over 16,000 insect specimens completed (same requirement as plants)
- Over 25 bird ledger pages completed – these are WAY more time intensive, and were only added days ago (same completion requirement as others)
We’ve learned a lot during this period, and are now in the process of figuring out where to go next, and how to involve bigger crowds of citizen scientists and more interesting collections from around the world. Our recent call for new collections has garnered interest from curators across the US and Europe, and we hope more will be in contact soon. It’s a very exciting time.
Thank you for all your support!