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6 April 2020

LabOratory Podcast: Lifting the Veil on the Science Community

What do you get when a scientist and a sound designer, both passionate about storytelling, communication, and the human experience, collaborate on a project together?

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30 March 2020

Geoscientists can help: Leveraging your science and communication skills to help tackle COVID19

Are you struggling, as a geoscientist, with what you can do to be useful during the Corona Crisis? Here is something that might help: If you are a geoscientist, you are also a scientist and probably a science communicator, and you can use both of those facts to help those around you find, understand, and share the latest information about the virus. Probably the best thing we can do as geoscientists is leverage our skills and training to share and amplify the important messages from the public health community.

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23 March 2020

To Make Science Relevant and Relatable, Share it in a Story

When I was a researcher, I studied fossils to discover their stories. As an educator, I infuse stories into science learning. Stories help us make sense of our world. And because I’m an advocate for sense-making, I’m here to say that stories are great and we need more of them.

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16 March 2020

The value of face-to-face virtual meetings for scicomm (& more)

Workplaces are set up for virtual work. Folks telework more and more. I personally attend a ton of meetings over  the phone. However, I’ll be the first one to admit that if I’m participating in a meeting via phone, my attention is not 100%* on the subject at hand.

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9 March 2020

Storytelling basics: The meat and ornaments of a story

Did you ever have a great idea, start that idea, then life hits you and that idea gets sidelined? That’s what happened w/ this series. But, I’m back, and there’s so much more storytelling to talk about!

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2 March 2020

Ocean Sciences 2020: SciComm, professional devo, non-academic advice, & more!

Last week was the Ocean Sciences (Oceans) meeting in San Diego, a joint a meeting between AGU, ASLO, and TOS. I personally love Oceans as it’s an opportunity to do my job while also having time to actually go to sessions.

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Dinosaurs Under the Tundra, Part 2: Talking about Climate Change with a Climate Skeptic

As a recap; home for Christmas holidays, having a nice conversation with my in-laws. My father-in-law’s wife voices skepticism about climate change. Part 1 of this blog talked about what I could learn from that skepticism, and how listening might guide future climate research.  Part 2, this part, is about how I could’ve shared some of the things I’ve learned about climate science.

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24 February 2020

Dinosaurs Under the Tundra, Part 1: Talking about Climate Change with a Climate Skeptic

I was at home over Christmas when my father-in-law’s wife started talking about the dinosaurs that used to be in Alaska. At first, I thought she was just sharing a cool geologic fact, but it turned out she was making a point about natural climate cycles.  She went on to say that she loved her little Honda and she just wanted to be able to drive it.

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12 February 2020

The Geology Project: Bilingual Geoscience Communication by Bilingual Geoscientists

During the AGU Fall Meeting 2019, I presented a talk on The Geology Project (TGP). TGP is a social media-based geoscience communication enterprise with special focus on providing content in both Spanish and English. Based in Puerto Rico, TGP is run by five young Puerto Rican geoscientists, with one mission: communicating science to the world!

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10 February 2020

Widen Your Reach with Social Media

I recently read that in the United States alone, nearly 400,000 scientific papers are published each year. That’s a lot of competition for attention to your paper. How do you stand out in the crowd? Using social media can help.

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