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28 February 2022
Earth science storytelling with community science
The standard scientific method begins with an observation. Then the scientist will create a hypothesis, collect evidence, test their theory, analyze data, and make a final conclusion. So much goes on behind the scenes before that data is available to the public and most people are even aware of a problem.
24 January 2022
Science Communication Through Writing
By Grace Cajski In the summer of 2021—the closing months of my gap year—I researched Hawaiian fishpond aquaculture on Oʻahu. I spoke with more than forty scientists, nonprofit leaders, aquaculturists, conservationists, and fishpond caretakers in interviews and informal get-togethers. I learned about the history of the fishponds, about their restoration, about their efforts to grow fish, and about the problems they’re facing today. My goal was to write stories about …
15 November 2021
Sharing Science Grant Recipients
17 June 2020
#DrawnToGeoscience: How to make glaciers fun to learn about
#DrawnToGeoscience is a series of posts by artists who draw about science and explain their process and inspiration while also showcasing their pieces. Learn more about contributing. This week, Carolyn Roberts. This post is adapted from a post in a sister blog here. I’ve been studying terrestrial glaciers for a half dozen years now, and Spoiler Alert: they are melting! While seeing the demise of the cryosphere unfold before my eyes, …
8 June 2020
All the ways you can share your science online via Sharing Science
By Shane M Hanlon In-person communication is not happening right now. There’s no other/nicer/softer way to put it. But that doesn’t mean you still can’t communicate your science. We in Sharing Science and AGU more broadly have slew of ways you can scicomm via different mediums and with a whole range of time investment. So, ranked from least amount of time to the most, here is our comprehensive list of …
23 May 2019
Take your lab to the ocean!
Calling all Ocean Scientists: with World Oceans Day fast approaching, and in celebration of AGU’s Centennial, we want to highlight the experiences you and your teams have out in the field!
7 May 2018
#AGURocks: Shane’s musical life if you’re interested
By Shane M Hanlon If you’re here, you’re likely coming from this post I wrote about the process of writing/recording Curie (if not, you should read that first). So, imagine the below text as the intro to that piece in place of “I started writing this piece…” paragraph and followed by the “I honestly don’t know…” paragraph. Enjoy. — I started playing drums in…5th grade? My older brother had this …
30 October 2017
Drawn to Geoscience: Bat Poop Is Helping Scientists Study the Past
Animal poop holds many secrets. Our own JoAnna Wendel shares a comic, and the process behind the creation of the comic, about researchers’ work to identify past wet and dry periods using bat guano.
22 May 2017
Sciencing & Social Media
This is a cross post from Dr. Paige Jarreau’s blog From the Lab Bench. You can find the original here. This week, I helped Shane M. Hanlon at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Sharing Science program give a webinar on Sciencing and Social Media. We talked about what social media platforms are, how scientists are using them, and how to integrate more effective science communication practices (for example, engagement over “information-dumping”). Following the formal …
13 April 2017
All Politics is Local – Engaging your Legislators Locally
Congressional recesses are the perfect time to engage with your legislator about what is important to you. Here’s how you can get engaged!