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CitSciScribe at CSA 2017

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We recently showcased CitSciScribe and the amazing work that you all have done at the 2017 meeting of the Citizen Science Association! Our poster “CitSciScribe: Meeting the Needs of Natural History Collections One Transcription at a Time” highlighted the project’s creation, how we have worked to engage/recruit partcipants, and the successes of the project so… Read More

A Specimen’s Story

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  Meet NCSM 83185 (formerly CA 3847), an adult male Pine Barrens treefrog (Hyla andersonii). NCSM 83185 was originally catalogued as CA 3847 (in the Charleston Museum collection, the prefix CA stood for “Charleston Amphibians”). It is a very nicely preserved specimen, and has held up well over the years. The Pine Barrens treefrog is… Read More

NC Now: April 2017

North Carolina Now

Jeff Beane, Collections Manager of Herpetology at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, is a marvelous naturalist with years of observations of what’s happening in nature across North Carolina. The following are some of the many things he recommends that you look out for in late March and April! March 11: Southern toads are breeding…. Read More

Your Achievements – 2 Months After Launch

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We’re just over two months into the CitSciScribe project and we’ve already made some amazing progress! Here’s what our citizen science curators have helped us accomplish so far: 5183 transcriptions Over 135 hours of work Two entire projects! We reached our first major milestone, the first completed project, just two weeks after launching CitSciScribe! The… Read More

New Life for Historic Specimens

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This post was written by Lindsay Roupe and Heather Leslie.  They work as project managers in the ichthyology and herpetology units, respectively.  Thank you Lindsay and Heather! The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (NCSM) is a well-respected repository for natural history collections utilized by researchers and educators around the world. Here at the NCSM Research… Read More

CitSciScribe is Official!

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The following was contributed by Lindsay Roupe, Project Manager for Ichthyology at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.  Thanks Lindsay! On Saturday, June 11, we officially launched CitSciScribe, the latest citizen science project at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. We had the project website available to visitors on computers in the Visual World… Read More

Welcome to CitSciScribe!

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Welcome to CitSciScribe! This NC Museum of Natural Sciences citizen science project gives you a chance to become a citizen science curator. You will delve into our collections and help us accomplish a huge goal: transcribing our written collections data into a digital format so that the information locked away inside our collections will become available… Read More

North Carolina Now: June

North Carolina Now

Jeff Beane, Collections Manager of Herpetology at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, is a marvelous naturalist with years of observations of what’s happening in nature across North Carolina. The following are some of the many things he recommends that you look out for in June! June 1: Venus’ flytraps are in bloom in the… Read More