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July 19, 2017

Advocacy and Activism – what they mean, why they matter

Advocacy and activism… what are they, and can/should they be done by scientists? What are the impacts to the individual and to society? Items to reflect upon…

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July 17, 2017

Displaying global data with NOAA’s Science On a Sphere (SOS)

A glowing six-foot diameter sphere suspended from the ceiling is part of a 3-D display system that illuminates animations of global environmental data, such as hurricanes, clouds, vegetation, and ocean currents

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July 15, 2017

Meet JPSS-1, NOAA/NASA’s polar orbiting satellite

Meet the NASA/NOAA newest satellite, the JPSS-1. Explore here, online, and then share what you’ve learned with others (part of their mission of a social media social)

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June 21, 2017

Meet the R/V Neil Armstrong

Meet WHOI’s newest ship, the R/V Neil Armstrong. Explore here, online, and then share what you’ve learned with others (part of their mission of a social media social)

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June 13, 2017

Don’t forget to comment on the Antiquities Act Monuments

Everyone will have their own reasons for wanting to protect these public lands, from political to personal. The key is to not keep your passion for these national monuments to yourself. Our opinions need to be heard in DC, and several organizations have created very simple electronic interfaces for us.

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June 7, 2017

Share your #dayofscience during the Science-A-Thon (July 13)

The goal of the Science-A-Thon is to increase visibility of scientists and the important work they do to the public. On July 13, 2017, participants will take 12 photos over a 12-hour day to showcase the exciting-to-routine activities in the day of a life of a scientist.

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May 31, 2017

A call for scientists to register for Skype a Scientist

Skype a Scientist matches scientists with classrooms around the world. Scientists will Skype into the classroom for 30-60 minute Q and A sessions that can cover the scientist’s expertise or what it’s like to be a scientist.

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May 24, 2017

What can LibGuides do for you?

“LibGuides are an easy to use content management and information sharing system designed specifically for libraries… I personally create guides most often when working with instructors who have asked me to meet with their classes for an information literacy session.”

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May 16, 2017

Take-home final exam – Story Cubes for climate

Telling a story can help with communicating climate science. By using Rory’s Story Cubes as a foundation, students come up with symbols that could serve as the start of a climate story (and as a new version of this game!).

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April 29, 2017

Guest Post: A Virtual Rendez-Vous for Geoscience Research Around the North Atlantic

The following is a guest post authored by J.P. Walsh. The information and opinions are of Walsh and not my own.   While scientists in Europe enjoy their afternoon tea or café, North American researchers are beginning their day with a favorite beverage, maybe a Starbucks or Tim Horton’s coffee. We are thousands of kilometers apart, yet many of us are working on similar or related science. To be successful …

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