Summer Challenge: Make Wikipedia Science Friendly

DCO is working to enhance deep carbon science articles on Wikipedia, and you can help.

In case you are longing for a summer vacation but don’t have one planned, we are offering up a way for you to visit exotic places via Wikipedia. We discovered that many far-flung, hard to get to, and rarely explored places are woefully lacking good descriptions on Wikipedia. (A list of six sorry scenic venues is below). We invite you to beef up these pages by adding your expertise, experience, and scientific know how and help advance DCO’s presence on Wikipedia, the seventh most visited website on the Internet.

Six Sorry Scenic Summer Stubs


A Wikipedia stub is an article that is too short to provide "encyclopedic coverage" of a topic. Six DCO-related articles that are currently stubs:

Ol Doinyo Lengai

Lost City Hydrothermal Field

Kidd Mine

Alaska Volcano Observatory

Great Oolite Group

Brown Bear Seamount

Bonus: Geology stubs on Wikipedia. 

 

Contribute to Wikipedia


DCO is working to enhance deep carbon science articles on Wikipedia, starting with a newsletter feature listing some of the articles in need of attention. Follow these steps to help the cause:

1. Create an account on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:CreateAccount&returnto=Main+Page

2. Click to enroll in the DCO Wikipedia campaign. Use "wikidco" if it asks for a password to join.

3. Or start editing one of the DCO topics of interest listed above. 

 

Refer to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial/Editing for help improving Wikipedia.

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