Fossil preparator badges

We are excited about launching two new “themes” this week in advance of WeDigBio.  Yesterday, we launched our first fossil themed expedition, and we want to let you know about some cool badges you can get for helping us with efforts to transcribe fossil trilobite labels.  You gain the first badge, Junior Preparator (shown large below) for just taking part and doing 1 transcription.  The Senior Preparator badge is earned for completing 10 transcriptions and the Curator badge for completing 100.  Get all three!


About Rob

Three "B's" of importance: biodiversity, bikes and bunnies. I get to express these "B's" in neat ways --- I bike to a job at the University of Florida where I am an Associate Curator of Biodiversity Informatics. Along with caretaking collections, I also have a small zoo at home, filled with two disapproving bunnies.

2 responses to “Fossil preparator badges”

  1. Polly says :

    Will these go live on Thursday or are they already available? I’m not seeing anything pop up when I transcribe the trilobite labels today.

    • Rob says :

      Hi Polly! Were you logged in to Notes from Nature and did you check your field notebook to see if the badge was there? We checked, and it looks like everything is working like we expect, but we realized we didn’t explain very well where badges “lived” and how to get them!

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