Wikipedia edit-a-thon on climate change
Wikipedia is now 22 years old and is the largest encyclopedia ever written, providing a free and reliable reference on hundreds of thousands of topics. But it's still incomplete! Come learn how the collaborative website works and how to make contributions. We'll cover how to make edits and improve articles and read Wikipedia with a critical eye, with a focus on climate change information. Articles related to climate change range from articles about technology, to policy and laws, to impacts on particular geographies or environments. We'll go over some areas to get started, how to work with other editors interested in this topic, tips for using the libraries to find reliable sources, and some considerations for writing scientific articles on Wikipedia. No prior experience with Wikipedia is needed, and contributions in languages other than English are welcome. We will start with a tutorial and overview, and then use the second half of the workshop for hands-on work. Use the computers in the room, or bring your laptop.
- Friday, February 3, 2023
- 1:00pm - 3:00pm
- 14N-132 (DIRC)