EVENTS

Web Tutorial for Academy Members for MAM Transcription

22 April 2020, TBD

Dr. Jordan Teisher, Collections Manager of the herbarium (PH) at The Academy of Natural Sciences, will be running this tutorial.

CANCELLED -- Tales from the Crypt: What Dead Plants Can Teach Us About the Living World

18 April 2020, 10-11 a.m.

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope, PA

Dr. Jordan Teisher, Collections Manager of the herbarium (PH) at The Academy of Natural Sciences, will be presenting. Stay tuned for details & registration link...

Plants in the City: Virtual Herbaria Provide Clues to Our Past and Future

29-30 March 2019

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Join the Mid-Atlantic Megalopolis Project for a free research symposium and series of workshops around the topic of virtual herbaria and their use in research and community science projects. See details and the registration link here.

MAM Talk at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

24 February 2019

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope, PA

PI Skema will present an invited talk, entitled "Studying the flora of the Mid-Atlantic Megalopolis, one plant specimen at a time." See more here.

MAM Catch-Up Online Meeting

4 February 2019

on Skype

Agenda: 1) update on MAM Year 3 Meeting/Research Workshop at Rutgers in March, 2) MAM on Instagram, 3) rolling out georeferencing, and 4) MAM image serving/storage now and in the future

​​iDigBio Summit 2018

2-3 October 2018

Gainesville, FL

Our Lead PI and the PIs from Carnegie Museum will attend. See iDigBio Summit website for further information.

Botany Meeting 2018

21-25 July 2018

Rochester, MN

MAM is contributing three talks (by CHRB, HUDC, and MOAR) and a poster (by DOV) to the Botany meeting this year. (Click on participating institutions to see abstracts.)

Transcription Workshop

May 30th, 2018

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Workshop on transcribing specimen records in the MAM portal.

MAM Talk at Philadelphia Botanical Club

26 April 2018, 7.30 p.m.

Philadelphia Botanical Club Monthly Meeting

PIs Livshultz and Skema will present on research uses for herbarium specimen data, with a particular focus on research into the effects of urbanization on a flora and the MAM Project.

Data Cleaning Webinar

April 23rd, 2018

Adobe Connect

Demonstrated the new data cleaning tools available in Symbiota. The recorded webinar can be accessed here.

MAM Outreach & Volunteer Recruitment

Wednesday 11 April 2018, 5.30 p.m.

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

The MAM Project will be in attendance, to spread the word about the project and recruit transcrption volunteers, at The Academy's "How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution" event with author and evolutionary biologist Menno  Schilthuizen and Maiken Scott of WHYY's The Pulse radio program.

Transcription Workshop

March 10th, 2018

Delaware State University

Dover, DE

Introduced the MAM Project to the public and transcription training.

Darwin Day Transcription Blitzes

MAM Collaborators hosted three volunteer transcription events in honor of Darwin's birthday. This was an opportunity to engage with our volunteer base, thank them for their service, and advance the goals of the project.

February 11th, 2018

University of Maryland

College Park, MD

February 12th, 2018

Howard University

Washington, DC

February 12th, 2018

Morris Arboretum

Philadelphia, PA

Transcription Workshop

13 November 2017

The Academy of Natural Sciences

Philadelphia, PA

Workshop on transcribing specimen records in the MAM portal.

iDigBio Summit 2017

2-3 November 2017

Gainesville, FL

Our Project Coordinator and the PI from Howard University will attend. See iDigBio Summit website for further information.

Transcription Workshop

11 October 2017

Morris Arboretum

Philadelphia, PA

Workshop on transcribing specimen records in the MAM portal.

MAM Talk to Volunteers

2 August 2017

Morris Arboretum

Philadelphia, PA

Talk about the MAM project to the horticultural volunteers at the Morris Arboretum.

Philadelphia Botanical Club Floristics Workshop

22 June 2017

Academy of Natural Sciences

Philadelphia, PA

Workshop on using the floristics tools available in the MAM portal.

Work Queue Webinar

28 March 2017

Google Hangouts

Walk through on using the Work Queue portion of the MAM Project digitization workflow.

Floristics Workshop

25-26 February 2017

New York Botanical Garden

Bronx, NY

The first day of this workshop is open to members of the public. We will show participants how to use the Symbiota floristics tools available in the MAM portal. The second day is dedicated to MAM member institutions. This will be an opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions for additional features in Symbiota, as well as to be given an introduction to new features currently in development. At least one PI or supervisor from each digitizing institution in the MAM Project is expected to attend. 

iDigBio Summit 2016

1-3 November 2016

Chattanooga, TN

The PI, or one representative, from each digitizing institution in the MAM Project is required to attend this meeting. Please be on site for new TCN orientation at 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday 1 November. See iDigBio Summit website for further information.

MAM Training Workshop

27-28 September 2016, By Invitation Only

Morris Arboretum of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

This workshop is designed to 1) introduce MAM participants to one another and outline project standards, and 2) get any institution up and running with digitization. Hence, we will spend most of our time covering the basics of the digitization workflow from A to Z. It will be a hands-on workshop; PowerPoint presentations will alternate with plenty of opportunities to try it all out yourself. Please bring a laptop, or arrange to share with someone who is bringing a laptop.