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July 30, 2018

Climate change gets personal – addressing beliefs, trusted sources, and values

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

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July 17, 2018

Stitching Hope for the Coast – communicating coastal optimism for Louisiana

We’re asking anyone to knit, crochet, quilt… create anything with yarn or fabric that represents hope for the Louisiana coast. We’re creating a group on Ravelry, have a website (http://tinyurl.com/stitchingcoast) and hashtag (#stitchingcoast) ready to go, and now, we just need needleworkers! It doesn’t matter the age or level of ability or where you live.

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March 13, 2018

A conversation about science communication with NOAA’s RDML Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D.

How do we tell the stories of NOAA? Do we focus on the “bells and whistles” of the satellites, or take people on a journey of the start of satellites and why they matter? Dr. Gallaudet has been thinking about this approach…

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March 9, 2018

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe and Season 2 of Global Weirding [Women’s History Month]

Please consider sharing at least one of Dr. Hayhoe’s videos with your students, or post a link on your social media account. Help the climate change discussion by sharing a thoughtful and accurate response to a frequently asked question.

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February 7, 2018

The Franklin Institute hosts Science and Storytelling speaker

Amy Harmon (New York Times reporter) reminds us that need to give more thought as to how much people hold on to their beliefs, and that for some, there is a social cost to questioning and believing science

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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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November 24, 2017

The Science Haiku Challenge from The Flame Challenge

Like science haiku? / Check out the new Flame Challenge / Inspire others!

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March 1, 2017

“What if female scientists were celebrities?” [Women’s History Month]

Dr. Millie Dresselhaus passed away on February 20, but earlier in the month, she became a celebrity beyond our scientific circles

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February 22, 2017

The first 100 days of climate science

Climate Central is underscoring the value of science and rational approaches to policy making over the first 100 days our new President is in office with facts, stories, and videos

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February 17, 2017

Wyland Whaling Walls for World Whale Day

Celebrating World Whale Day with a shout-out to marine life artist Robert Wyland and his 100 life-size murals of whales and other marine life to change the way people view our oceans and to generate an awareness about environmental conservation

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