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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, …

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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 …

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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!

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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!

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6 June 2016

They got to “Ask-Me-Anything.” So, what did they want to know?

What’s it like to participate in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything”? AGU member and journal editor Kris Karnauskas shares his experience.

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22 April 2016

Action on climate change needs our hearts and heads: uniting our faith and science

By Katharine Hayhoe, Asma Mahdi, Ed Maurer, and Vaishali Naik We scientists are eyewitnesses to the changes occurring in our world. Every month, it seems, a new record is being broken: whether for global temperature, Greenland ice melt, hurricane intensification, heavy rainfall, or devastating heat waves. Our science can clearly document how climate is changing. It can meticulously examine all relevant forcings to show that– for the first time ever …

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11 February 2016

Letter to the Gods from the Goddess of Landforms

By Naomi Weissmann Geia! Hello, mighty Gods and Goddesses, I am Gi, goddess of landforms, a minor goddess who wants more. I believe that I belong in the Pantheon (as your 13th goddess). I spend all of my time shaping, and otherwise forming the earth. I am endlessly patient and persistent: I will stay put, stubborn as a mule, until I am pleased with what I’ve done. The breathtaking canyon …

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