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January 13, 2023

Starting online courses with one-on-one student meetings

What happens when you meet one-on-one in Zoom with each student enrolled in your online, asynchronous course during the first week of the semester? (1) Depending upon the size of the class, you are exhausted(!) and unable to schedule other/additional meetings. (2) You learn just how much meeting their online professor means to students.

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January 2, 2023

A New Year’s resolution: attend/host a science communication event

“…the need to make critical decisions related to climate change, such as how to limit greenhouse gas emissions, understand and plan for potential risks, mitigate impacts to the health and well-being of humans and the natural world, and adapt to changes that cannot be prevented, makes it increasingly essential to find ways to improve productive and inclusive civic dialogue around science. Building this capacity for a more effective and equitable science communication ecosystem will require marshaling the collective strengths, creativity, and expertise of research, practice, and communities.”

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December 31, 2022

Top Science Stories of 2022 – what would our students say?

If you ask your students what were the major scientific accomplishments in 2022, what would they say? Are they aware of what happened in the previous year, as well as the major concerns and challenges in the sciences?

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December 28, 2022

Recognizing the Endangered Species Act

Signed in to law by President Nixon on December 28, 1973, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) provides a program for the conservation of threatened and endangered plants and animals and the habitats in which they are found.

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December 21, 2022

Dr. G’s #AGU22 Spotlight – Sharing Science resources, from Ask the Experts

There are a wealth of materials and resources available for communicating science to the public. What I have here isn’t even the tip of the iceberg, but I hope for those that aren’t yet familiar with these resources, this provides a materials for your science communication toolkit! 

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December 19, 2022

Dr. G’s #AGU22 Spotlight – Shermann “Dilla” Thomas

Shermann “Dilla” Thomas grew up and is a life-long resident of Chicago. He is not a scientist, but a public worker that shared a few tips for us at AGU on sharing our science to help lead the future.

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December 7, 2022

Stitch Your Climate Science 2022 is online and at #AGU22!

Check out what 22 stitchers from 17 states and 2 countries submitted for their climate story via quilt, knit, crochet, embroidery, and counted cross stitch!

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November 18, 2022

Home runs at the World Series causing earthquakes? A lesson in information literacy.

Although the Philadelphia Phillies ended up losing the World Series in Game 6, the 2022 season ended with excitement beyond baseball. It also ended with a valuable lesson in information literacy, and why you should always check your sources.

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November 4, 2022

AWG’s Outstanding Educators – elevate and celebrate

Please allow me to use this blog post to share a little more about the award and give a shout-out to all of these amazing honorees from previous years. I hope you recognize several of these names and their contributions to our discipline, and perhaps take a few moments to learn more about this group and their accomplishments. I hope that this post can help groups/institutions outside of AWG elevate and celebrate these individuals and share their stories.

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October 20, 2022

Navigating the challenge of COVID and cruises

All of our personal and professional lives were impacted from the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in early 2020. The schedule of ocean expeditions was hit especially hard, and field-based ocean research continues to work through the ongoing challenges of coronavirus.

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