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March 26, 2022

The science communications from H.M.S. Challenger were “Good Words” and more

Scientists on the first oceanographic expedition realized how important it was to engage in science communication and storytelling outside of their science circles, while at sea and upon returning home. This is a good reminder that we need to continue to build upon those early messages sent via snail mail, using our modern-day technologies, to share our oceanographic work with others. Communications, no matter what the tool utilized, is key to education, engagement, excitement, and increasing science literacy across all audiences.

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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.

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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.

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May 25, 2021

#QuiltYourScience for AGU 2021 and beyond

What is your science journey: unlocking Earth’s secrets? exploring the heights of our atmosphere to the depths of our ocean? or teaching others about the wonders of our universe? We invite quilters of all ages and skill levels to join us in December 2021 for a virtual celebration of quilts that celebrate the earth and space sciences. Create a mini quilt or a square illustrating your work in and/or passion for earth and space science research, communication or education.

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March 24, 2021

Project Drawdown brings us Climate Solutions 101

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe famously has told us that the most important we can do to fight climate change is to talk about it. Project Drawdown has come through with the educational materials and resources to help us do just this.

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April 6, 2020

If you have the bandwidth, think about expanding your science communication and outreach

Consider some ideas and a different spin or twist on either your existing science communication portfolio or some new options and opportunities to explore.

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March 29, 2020

Q&A of how to make a temperature blanket, or scarf, or…

Do you have questions on how to create your own temperature blanket? Here are the answers!

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September 28, 2019

Tracking media attention to climate change and global warming, by MeCCO

The coverage of global warming and climate change in world media is moving in a promising direction, and bringing students back (or for the first time) to newspapers, radio and TV can expand their sources and information literacy.

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September 23, 2019

Covering Climate Now… but what about the future?

The gatherings will continue, but will strikes and marches move the needle to make a difference when it comes to the climate of our planet? Only time will tell…

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June 17, 2019

Don’t just #ShowYourStripes – engage others with them

Scientists – as we explore and discuss #ShowYourStripes, let’s make sure we share this data visualization with our non-science networks and engage in some science communication

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