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Developing Mobile Tools for Biodiversity Informatics and Natural History Education –Melissa R. L. Whitaker, Joey Jiron, and Bryan Maass     ** See also Forum 1 for more discussion about this topic! The 5 figures in this paper, are available via the links below: Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 Figure 4 Figure 5

What’s this about?

The Journal of Natural History Education and Experience is publishing a series of special papers over the next two years devoted to exploring:  “Natural History in the Digital Age”. We are hosting this on-line forum to extend debate and broadly discuss the varied issues surrounding this theme.

Discussion threads will center around the issues raised by articles published in the series. We will also occasionally post related material (e.g. links to other series or symposia). With demand, there may also be scope for discussion of divergent/additional topics, which may serve to prime subsequent submission of manuscripts.

Topics related to formal or informal learning and engagement with natural history might include but are not limited to: digital apps; augmented reality; digital tools for citizen science; gaming; ebooks; Youtube music videos; animations; natural history films; and transmedia platforms. 

Interested authors are invited to send proposals, queries and/or manuscripts to the editor of this special series: Dr. Jenny Rock, Department of Zoology, Centre for Science Communication, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. E-mail: jenny.rock[at]otago.ac.nz