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January 10, 2018

Apply now for OCEANDOTCOMM: a collaborative, storytelling, social media event

OCEANDOTCOMM is a collaborative, storytelling, social media event hosted by the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON). This multi-day, residential event is geared toward science communicators from any background that want to innovate new models in science communication. Applications are due February 1st.

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January 3, 2018

Top Science Stories of 2017 – what would our students say?

If you ask your students what were the major scientific accomplishments in 2017, 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 30, 2017

A New Year’s resolution: help the public learn about NOAA

When asked, “What can AGU members do for federal agencies?” NOAA responded: help the public know what comes out of NOAA’s work.

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December 27, 2017

Dr. G’s #AGU17 Spotlight – What did I discover?

The tagline for the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting is: What will you discover? In this post, I summarize what I discovered at the recent meeting in New Orleans.

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December 15, 2017

Dr. G’s #AGU17 Spotlight – Crocheted temperature tapestries to communicate climate data

What resulted from this poster display? – the most number of visitors and engaging conversations out of all of the posters I’ve ever presented at any scientific conference.

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Dr. G’s #AGU17 Spotlight – Virtual field trips created by/for students: is the learning the same?

Virtual field experiences for students: is the learning the same as learning in the field? Can students create their own virtual field experiences? Presenters at the AGU Fall Meeting share their experiences.

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December 13, 2017

Dr. G’s #AGU17 Spotlight – Why We Are Still In

“We can make a difference while our country figures it out” – panel moderator Dr. Don Boesch

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Dr. G’s #AGU17 Spotlight – AGU-JPGU Great Debate

This year’s Great Debate showed that, despite the changes in climate and hazards along with the communication and education pieces, there are reasons for optimism – individuals and communities are working together to improve conditions of Earth systems in the present and for the future.

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Dr. G’s #AGU17 Spotlight – Baba Brinkman knows how to “Make It Hot”

“And henceforth, all plenaries must begin this way…” with peer-reviewed science rap!

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December 12, 2017

Dr. G’s #AGU17 Spotlight – 2017 Arctic Report Card

“Arctic shows no sign of returning to reliably frozen region of recent past decades — Despite relatively cool summer temperatures, observations in 2017 continue to indicate that the Arctic environmental system has reached a ‘new normal’, characterized by long-term losses in the extent and thickness of the sea ice cover, the extent and duration of the winter snow cover and the mass of ice in the Greenland Ice Sheet and Arctic glaciers, and warming sea surface and permafrost temperatures.”

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