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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!
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.
March 17, 2023
Blue skies and cloud cover at sea – via quilt
After leaving JOIDES Resolution, I knew I wanted to pull together a data visualization that not only documented the daily Sky/Cloud measurements, but also as a shout-out to the kindergarten teacher that turned her students into mini-scientists observing the world around them, and to the Second Mate from JR Expedition 390 who took the time to explain to the kids (and to me!) his daily weather observations and for responding to all the questions.
February 17, 2023
Announcing Stitch Your Ocean Science 2023
An exciting addition this year is that Stitch Your Ocean Science 2023 has been endorsed as an Ocean Decade Activity by the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development! We hope this encourages even more international participation for our global ocean.
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.
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!
April 3, 2022
DSDP Leg 3 – a legacy expedition for plate tectonics
Before heading out on IODP Expedition 390, I’m taking a look at why this South Atlantic location for coring and drilling in the deep ocean is so important for scientific and historical reasons.
April 1, 2022
JOIDES Resolution Expedition 390 – what to know before we go
The co-chief scientists of IODP joint Expeditions 390/393 responded to this question: What is one piece of information you would like a person (non-scientist) to know about the upcoming EXP 390/393? See how each responded!
March 3, 2022
The Iditarod marks 50 years – but not all from the same starting point
I created a quilt in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and to acknowledge the impact of warming temperatures.
January 16, 2022
Announcing Stitch Your Science 2022
Based upon the success of Quilt Your Science 2021, we are expanding to include other creative items (anything made with a needle) that are themed on climate (climate science, climate action, climate justice, etc.). Engage, educate, and elevate climate with our virtual community through Stitch Your Science 2022! All ages and skill levels welcome to participate.