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Webinar: Uncover Historic Data with Nest Quest Go!
July 30 at 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Deep in the file cabinets of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology exists a buried treasure of historical data. More than 300,000 handwritten nest records from the North American Nest Record Collection await analysis. From the 1960s through the early 2000s people from across North America observed nesting birds. They submitted their observations on 4×6 inch cards and mailed them to the Cornell Lab. The Nest Quest Go! program was created to digitize and transcribe these cards so that the data can be made available to researchers.
Join us for this free Webinar and Q&A to learn how Nest Quest Go! engages thousands of Zooniverse volunteers to transcribe these cards, hear more about historical nest findings, and get to know a little more about the people behind the cards. See how easy it is to transcribe cards yourself and look back in time to a different era of naturalistic observation. We’ll be talking with Project Leader, Becca Rodomsky-Bish and three Cornell students who’ve been working on Nest Quest Go! this summer—Sophia Matthews, Jewel Alston, and Nick Thomas.
Interested in learning more before the webinar? Read about the project.