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February 3, 2019
Podcast listening has increased in all age categories, but it has increased the most among younger adults. Now, 29% of Americans between the ages of 18-34 listen to podcasts at least a few times a week (up from 16% in December 2017). A year ago, 47% of adults between 18 and 34 said they never listened to podcasts, compared to 18% today. — CBS News Poll
July 30, 2018
Public perception of climate change remains deeply divided, despite a near-unanimous consensus among scientists that human-caused climate change is a reality. How can we strengthen public understanding of and belief in climate change? — The Franklin Institute
October 8, 2017
The Philadelphia Orchestra uses a mobile app to change the way audiences experience musical performances. Could this app be a model for helping audiences engage with scientific lectures?
June 8, 2016
If scientists want to make a broader impact and let a larger audience know who we are and hear our stories, I suggest we start sharing our stories outside of science-focused outlets. Why not add our voices to the “largest single collection of human voices” that is then archived at the Library of Congress? People from diverse backgrounds, ages and locations can then hear our Earth and space science voices when exploring the StoryCorps collection.
October 22, 2015
Take a quick break from your daily activities and check out these five articles to read some current thoughts on listening (especially among students)
April 22, 2015
On this 45th anniversary of Earth Day, why not come clean by sharing your climate confessions with The Adaptors?
March 18, 2015
For the month of March, in honor of Women’s History Month, I am dedicating my weekly blog posts to the outstanding organizations, resources, and inspiring stories about women in STEM. Be sure to check out my first two posts on the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN) and Wikipedia edit-a-thons.
November 26, 2014
We focus so much on the reading and writing skills of our students, but what about their listening skills? The online platform SoundCloud allows for audio content creation, dissemination, and the listening of audio files from science organizations.
July 3, 2011
One of the research projects I have with an undergraduate researcher involves embedding audio clips from the Smithsonian Folkways website into Google Earth placemarks (see Teaching World Music with Geospatial Technology). But a May 2011 article from The Chronicle of…