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November 29, 2023
What happens if you ask students to write stories relating to Project Drawdown’s coastal and ocean sinks sector – and share their work? One outcome can be a collaborative class quilt!
June 7, 2023
NOAA’s Voices Oral History Archives collects interviews of scientists and stakeholders involved in ocean and climate issues. One additional example is the oral narratives of those from the Kodiak King Crab Fishery.
June 6, 2023
Seattle welcomes (back) a Wyland Whaling Wall! These murals are large and in prominent locations, catching the attention of those passing by. Hopefully, the images also generate conversations around the story of the mural, and the greater challenges facing our ocean as a whole.
May 14, 2023
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!
April 8, 2023
It’s about audience, emotion, authenticity, values, networks, humility, perception, and passion
February 17, 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.
January 2, 2023
“…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.”
December 21, 2022
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!
December 7, 2022
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!
November 18, 2022
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.