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Wildlife Wiki sessions in Bristol

Wikipedia logoBristol is well known for its links with natural history and wildlife. The city is the home to the BBC’s Natural History Unit and Bristol Zoo is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year.

To build further on this base, there’s a Wikipedia sprint coming up soon in Bristol in aid of ARKive, the organisation dedicated to promoting the conservation of the world’s threatened species, through the power of wildlife imagery, with the aim of improving Wikipedia’s articles on endangered species.

The event will be hosted by Andy Mabbett, Wikipedia’s Ambassador to ARKive and will take place on Thursday 15 September 2011 in two sessions; from 1.30-5pm and from 6-9.30pm (one for people available during daytime, the other for those who are not) at Bristol’s Watershed (map).

Who should attend? You! Whether you are an expert or an amateur; Wikipedian, Wiki-novice or or Wiki-phobic, come along and help make knowledge freely available to the world.

This will be a hands-on fun event, which, as stated above will concentrate on Wikipedia’s articles on endangered species. Please bring a laptop or other network-enabled device. Don’t worry if you’ve never edited Wikipedia before: help will be on hand; and it’s really easy!

Register for session 1, 1.30-5pm

Register for session 2, 6-9.30pm


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