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Be a citizen scientist! By answering simple questions about museum plants and animals, you can help our scientists document and protect life on Earth.
Take a Note at the Museum
Come to the Museum on Earth Day to learn about and explore your natural world. Spend a few minutes at our Notes from Nature table to help our scientists identify whether or not plant specimens have flowers. This simple activity provides important clues about climate change.
But there are so many plant specimens, we can’t do it without your help. Pitch in and get a Notes from Nature sticker!
Take a Note Online
You don’t have to wait until Earth Day to help! You can visit the Notes from Nature website and start any time.
Got five minutes? Help us out!Notes from Nature
Once you #TakeANote, invite your friends to help out on #EarthDay!
Our collections contain over 40 million specimens that were collected over the last 100 years (or more!). Before computers existed, many specimens were labeled with handwritten tags and then filed into the collection.
We need the help of humans to read these labels and type what they read. It’s very easy to do, and helping us digitize our collections will help research work globally.
Museum records contain historical biodiversity data. Scientists and researchers can use the data to conduct new research and make better conservation decisions.
The more data researchers have about our natural world, the better information we have to make decisions about conservation and sustainability. So every object in museum collections plays an important role in building a better future for the whole world.
The Notes from Nature website offers an easy way for citizen scientists to transcribe labels from almost anywhere in the world.
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