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17 March 2023
Harnessing the power of TikTok for science communication
TikTok catapulted in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic and has now come to dominate the social media landscape. With over 1 billion monthly active users, science communicators have the potential to capitalize on TikTok’s success and share their science with a broad, engaged audience.
14 October 2022
#AntarcticLog: Breaking ice to do some science
You could call is bush-whacking. You could call it trail-blazing. Or you could call it ice-breaking — and not in the sense of warming up a chilly party, either.
23 November 2021
Sharing Science at AGU21
Well, it’s that time of year again. No, not the holidays (well, yes, that too). It’s AGU’s Fall Meeting!
4 August 2021
#AGURocks: Soon May the Kennicott Thin
We arrived in the small town of McCarthy, Alaska in early June 2021 to quantify the retreat of the Kennicott Glacier just up the valley. As part of a project under direction of Dr. Regine Hock, formerly at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and now at the University of Oslo, we measured glacial melt and installed weather stations on debris-covered ice, bare ice, and high up in the mountains.
21 April 2021
Sharing #SciArt: #AGURocks, #DrawnToGeoscience, & #RhymeYourResearch
The goal was to not only showcase thee amazing ways of communicating science via art but to also show folks the creative process behind the creations; to pull back the curtain to hopefully lower the barrier(s) to entry for those who may have thought about scicomm via art but thought that it was too difficult/they didn’t have the talent.
14 April 2021
Creating accessible and interactive visualizations with Adobe XD
An integral and critical part of scientific research is science communication and dissemination, making scientific findings accessible to all. Data visualizations, such as maps, graphs, and infographics are commonly used as they are easy and fast to read and understand. Interactive web-based infographics are one way to make data representation more accessible, more complete, and more engaging to people. Static visualizations are indeed often oversimplified or overwhelming.
8 March 2021
#VirtualFieldtrips: a supplementary educational tool in Covid-19 times
A virtual fieldwork can be useful in classes where students have the opportunity for a quick and realistic “visit” to a particular study area.
8 February 2021
Lights, Camera, Action! Video content production and dissemination during distance learning
As much of the world’s population sheltered in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists and organizations stepped forward to create and share ‘zero-budget’ educational video content directly with students and the public. Using only phones, computer cameras, video conferencing apps and tools readily available to us as geoscience professionals, we created video content covering topics ranging from rock identification and interpretation, to the physics of hazards and geotravel.
14 December 2020
#AGU20 Sharing Science Week 2 Recap
While last week went really well, this week we found out stride and, with some experience under our belts, had some fun with it.
7 December 2020
#AGU20 Sharing Science Week 1 Recap
One of my favorite features is the ability to watch recordings of the events/sessions afterwards, so if you missed it live, you can catch it later. So, below find a recap of (mostly) Sharing Science events and where to watch them.