June 9, 2023
Sea Turtle Day/Week – a celebration of conservation
A great way to protect sea turtles is to share knowledge.
June 7, 2023
Ocean Oral History Archives, from Kodiak’s King Crab Fishery and more
NOAA’s Voices Oral History Archives collects interviews of scientists and stakeholders involved in ocean and climate issues. One additional example is the oral narratives of those from the Kodiak King Crab Fishery.
June 6, 2023
Wyland Whaling Wall returns to Seattle
Seattle welcomes (back) a Wyland Whaling Wall! These murals are large and in prominent locations, catching the attention of those passing by. Hopefully, the images also generate conversations around the story of the mural, and the greater challenges facing our ocean as a whole.
June 5, 2023
Tales from the Deep: Stories of Scientific Ocean Drilling
Do you have a story related to scientific ocean drilling? Consider adding your voice to our StoryCorps community! Community participation is needed for a strong community archive.
June 1, 2023
National Ocean Month 2023 – NOAA, NASA, and a Presidential Proclamation
“During National Ocean Month, we recommit to protecting and conserving our precious ocean and to harnessing its power to shape a more sustainable planet.”
May 15, 2023
Student creativity through Sciku (science haiku)
I could tell this semester’s course content was weighing heavily on my students emotionally, despite my efforts each week to discussion solutions to our global challenges. So I decided to lighten the mood at the end by challenging students to write and share their own “sciku”. I was completely amazed with their creativity, their passion, and the clear investment of themselves in writing the haiku and supporting description.
May 14, 2023
Sharing NOAA’s key focus areas – via quilt
World Oceans Day and National Ocean Month are coming up in June – are you ready to share your ocean science knowledge? Think about some creative approaches – such as using quilts to share the key focus areas of NOAA!
April 28, 2023
Distracted students, distracted faculty
Cultivating attention to remove distractions in the classroom is the approach suggested by Lang when working with students – but maybe this could be successful for faculty gatherings as well.
April 8, 2023
Science Talk ’23 – a meeting for science communicators
It’s about audience, emotion, authenticity, values, networks, humility, perception, and passion
March 27, 2023
The Changing Chesapeake – an exhibit on climate change and the Chesapeake community
What happens when a call is put out to a community to explore the intersections of climate change and a geographic region, and to share their views and reflections via art? You end up with an amazing collection of works generated through voices, hands, and hearts.