2018 WeDigBio at Illinois A Success!

This past weekend, Oct. 19-20, we held our 3rd Annual WeDigBio event. WeDigBio or Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections is a worldwide citizen science event that mobilizes volunteers to transcribe dark label data on biological collections onto a globally accessible platform.

The event started with some details about our collections and volunteer training.


After becoming transcription experts, the volunteers started transcribing.

Throughout the event, volunteers played games and won prizes from local businesses! 

Gift certificate for Monical’s
Gift certificates from Siam Terrace
Gift certificates for Riggs Beer tour
Gift certificate for BodyWork Associates
Gift certificate for Seoul Taco
15 free drinks cards from Caffe Paradiso
Gift certificate for Jane Addams Book Shop
A plate from Cracked Glass
A gift certificate for Durst Cycle
A INHS shirt and book
A gift certificate from Amara Yoga

Not pictured were prizes won from Jupiter’s and Brainstorm Escapes

The weekend transcription blitz ended with nearly 2600 records transcribed!

The INHS Herbarium would like to thank all of the volunteers who came to the 2018 WeDigBio at Illinois and the wonderful local businesses who showed their support.