Edit-a-thon for World Soil Day

December 5, 2017

1:00pm-4:00pm (Pacific Time)

Join us at this interactive event! Our goal is to improve the information about soils on Wikipedia, the medium used by millions. Learn how to update articles, add citations, and share your great soil photos with the world!

The Opportunity

World Soil Day Wikipedia edit-a-thon is an event where members of soil science community can edit and improve specific content in Wikipedia such those pages that have not been fully developed (e.g., soil science stubs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Soil_science_stubs) or that are lacking media. Furthermore, there is also an opportunity for Canadian soil scientists to enhance the Canadian content on Wikipedia by adding a page about the Canadian Society of Soil Science.

Do not worry if you’ve never edited a Wikipedia entry before! The edit-a-thon on Dec 5, 2017 will provide training and support.

Event Details

One can participate either:

  • In-person by coming to Orchard Commons Study Lounge, 6363 Agronomy Rd., UBC campus, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Online (see https://is.gd/Soilday)

Tell your colleagues and friends! Join us to work on creating more accessible soil knowledge for everyone!