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September 3, 2022
Getting Earth Science Students to Learn by Letting them Speak [guest post]
Everybody has stories to tell. Using of student-produced audio narratives in the classroom allows students to tell the stores behind the subject matter. This can then enhance learning and student engagement, while letting them have a little bit of fun along the way.
April 24, 2022
Voicemails from the JR – what would we say?
This project has not only been a fun way for me to document our expedition, but it also records the voices of ship participants and their actual feelings at the moment – the excitement, the frustration, the sadness.. all of it authentic and in their own voice.
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.
February 11, 2022
Student-generated geoscience voicemails for the future – or present
Creative geoscience-themed voicemail assignments can help students with communication and research skills, along with practice telling stories of science and solutions
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.
December 29, 2020
Storytelling + Comedy + Science = LabX Hidden Expert
For storytelling, comedy, and science, the National Academy of Sciences LabX Hidden Expert events have the winning formula for an engaging guessing game along with learning about inspiring science research.
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.
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