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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…


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.


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


July 17, 2017

Displaying global data with NOAA’s Science On a Sphere (SOS)

A glowing six-foot diameter sphere suspended from the ceiling is part of a 3-D display system that illuminates animations of global environmental data, such as hurricanes, clouds, vegetation, and ocean currents


November 21, 2016

Explore Global Weirding with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Learn how climate scientist Dr. Hayhoe expands her passion for communication and advocates about the reality of global warming through a YouTube video series, Global Weirding.


August 3, 2016

DC #SciArt – Icebergs and Washed Ashore

Two recent exhibits in Washington DC showcase how science can be portrayed through art – ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum, and Washed Ashore at the National Zoo


May 25, 2016

TED – an “idea worth spreading” in the classroom

TED talks showcase “ideas worth spreading” through talks that are 18 minutes or less. What can they provide to the Earth science classroom? – an introduction to scientists and a spark for classroom conversation, for starters…


May 18, 2016

What was your #sparkofscience? Nautilus magazine wants to know

“How do people get interested in science? Whether it’s professional scientists, sci-fi enthusiasts or the general public — everyone has their own story. The “Spark of Science” series is all about how the story starts. Come here to read the personal narratives of some of today’s best scientists, and add your own!”


March 30, 2016

The STEM Women of #365scienceselfies [Women’s History Month]

View the life of a scientist, one selfie at a time, through this year’s #365scienceselfies project. Share what you see, and inspire the next generation of scientists to see a unique view into the lives of women and men in STEM.


March 23, 2016

Women in #SciArt [Women’s History Month]

More and more, art is being utilized as a science communication tool. Here are three examples of women that are successful in bridging the science and communications disciplines with their own artistic twist.