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January 26, 2021

Teaching tips for the Second Gentleman

Second Gentleman Emhoff, you are going to be exhausted (yes, from teaching) – but you’ll also find it one of the most rewarding opportunities in your lifetime. Allow us at AGU to serve as your gravity assist that you can pay forward to your students!

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January 14, 2021

My journey with AGU’s Voices for Science program

The training, the mentoring, the community… all are key components of the AGU Voices for Science advocacy program that allow you to succeed in sharing science and making a difference

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In 2021, create community engagement as a science activator

Would you call yourself an advocate, and activist, or an activator? All of these classifications and actions under them can make a difference for science and the present and future of Planet Earth.

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December 31, 2020

Top Science Stories of 2020 – what would our students say?

If you ask your students what were the major scientific accomplishments in 2020, 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 29, 2020

Storytelling + Comedy + Science = LabX Hidden Expert

For storytelling, comedy, and science, the National Academy of Sciences LabX Hidden Expert events have the winning formula for an engaging guessing game along with learning about inspiring science research.

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December 28, 2020

Community (citizen) science – latest from NASA and iSeeChange

ISeeChange and the NASA Citizen Science portfolio of programs are excellent for faculty to think about utilizing as a way to engage students in their local environments, especially during remote/online instruction, and can serve as a foundation for undergraduate research efforts.

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December 27, 2020

Share with students your sticky notes and storyboards

I encourage all researchers and research mentors to post more about the process of science – the stages of research, the tools we use, how we prepare to disseminate results, etc. All of these are important for students to see and connect with, especially with students doing work during this time of the pandemic away from research labs and face-to-face research communities.

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December 2, 2020

State of the Planet, by UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Now is the time to transform humankind’s relationship with the natural world – and with each other. And we must do so together. Solidarity is humanity. Solidarity is survival. That is the lesson of 2020.  —  State of the Planet, by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, December 2, 2020

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November 8, 2020

World Science Day for Peace and Development 2020

By linking science more closely with society, World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science. It also underscores the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable.

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October 24, 2020

Priorities for the Future report, from The Public Face of Science in America

We are at a moment in time when the enthusiasm and support for science communication and engagement can be harnessed for greater impact through wide­scale efforts to build capacity.  —  Conclusion, The Public Face of Science in America, Priorities for the Future

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