Celebrate Earth Day by improving access to information on natural resources and environmental issues in New Mexico.
Outdoor enthusiasts and computer aficionados are invited to help create and enhance webpages at a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Centennial Science and Engineering Library is hosting the event on Thursday, April 20 from 1 – 5 p.m.
Volunteers will receive training from Wikipedia and can spend a few minutes or a few hours editing, depending on their schedule. Training sessions start on the hour. Experienced editors and librarians will also be available to answer questions.
Free wifi and a limited number of laptops will be provided. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets. The edit-a-thon is open to the campus community and the general public.
The event coincides with Earth Day, and participants will focus on enhancing pages relating to environmental issues and natural resources in New Mexico, i.e. Ecoregions in New Mexico, Protected Areas of New Mexico, New Mexico Superfund Sites, Solar Power in New Mexico, New Mexico Environment Department and New Mexico Native Plants.