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16 October 2014
And now for the fun part: choosing your outreach activities!
The wonderful thing about science communication and outreach is that there are an almost infinite number of ways to share your science. We’ve made a quick list of some of the kinds of activities you can be involved in to share your science.
8 October 2014
Send us your science-themed Halloween costumes
Whether they’re from the department party last year or your childhood obsession with Marie Curie, we want to see your science on display.
2 December 2013
The Gift of Science Communication
This year, why not give the science communicators in your life something that speaks to their passion for sharing science?
25 November 2013
From Silent Spring to . . . Jaws? Using Stories to Communicate Science
Guest blogger John Calderazzo, a nonfiction writer and Colorado State University English professor, explains how storytelling isn’t just for fiction anymore: it can help you communicate your science and bring it to life.
18 November 2013
Knock, Knock, Knocking on Communication’s Door
Guest blogger John Calderazzo, a nonfiction writer and Colorado State University English professor, explains how rapping your knuckles on a table might teach you a crucial lesson about communicating science.
29 July 2013
Breaking news by bicycle: AGU’s Mass Media Fellow recounts chasing the news on two wheels
The news broke around 4:00 p.m. on Fri., June 30. I was sitting at my desk at KQED (San Francisco’s local NPR affiliate) when the office began to buzz. Editors and producers were literally running around the office. Most of the reporters had already left for the weekend. I was about to head home myself when my producer and mentor, Molly Samuel, turned to me and said, “There’s breaking news – same sex couples are lining up at San Francisco’s City Hall. Would you be interested in recording interviews?”
19 July 2010
Why I Blog: Ed Adams (Geology Happens)
Guest Post by Ed Adams, geology educator Several years ago, I started teaching summer field classes for teachers in need of additional science credits for their endorsements. To facilitate the exchange of information and to provide a repository of data links for my students, I created a series of web pages. This enabled my students, some of whom I only saw for a week, to access the data we used …
4 June 2010
Why I Blog: Callan Bentley (Mountain Beltway)
This guest post by Callan Bentley, an assistant professor of geology at Northern Virginia Community College, is the first of a series that will explore why Earth and space scientists blog. Here’s a blogging success story: In April, a student in my structural geology course asked me by email how bedding/cleavage relationships can help discriminate whether beds are overturned. Like many structural questions, it was best answered with a diagram, …