Everyone is welcome, no Wikipedia editing experience required!
REGISTER FOR THE VIRTUAL EVENT HERE
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
4-6 PM EST / 1-3 PM PST
Join BirdNote and partners for a collaborative Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon event to make bird-related Wikipedia pages more accurate, representative, and inclusive of the birding community by editing, adding, and improving pages related to birds on Wikipedia. Featuring Science Writer and Naturalist, Rosemary Mosco, as keynote speaker!
During this free virtual event, 500 Women Scientists will provide the necessary training on how to improve these pages. Then, attendees will break out into groups to work on editing, adding, and improving a list of pages that will be determined prior to the event. Resources will be available for anyone who has questions.
The event will include about 10 minutes of opening statements, followed by a keynote speech by Rosemary Mosco, an introduction of our partners, and then a transition over to 500 Women Scientists for training and heading into breakout rooms for hands-on editing of pages that will last about an hour and 15 minutes. Finally, in the last 10 minutes of the event, attendees will be welcomed back into the main room for a wrap-up.
Wikipedia is the largest free and open encyclopedia on the web and one of the most visited reference sites. By learning how to edit these pages, attendees can help make sure this resource is representative of those who are making a difference in the birding world.
This Edit-A-Thon is hosted by BirdNote and 500 Women Scientists, as well as the following partners: The Galbatrosses, Birdability, Seattle Audubon, Black AF in STEM, Feminist Bird Club, Wikimedia New York City.
The registration limit for this event is 300 attendees. If you're unable to join the event, we'll be broadcasting it live on our YouTube channel. Captions will be turned on for the duration of the event.
RSVP for the Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon here!