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Budding Scientist

Museum Plans to Put Scientists on Display

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Imagine walking through a science museum and, among the usual displays of dinosaur bones, butterflies, and amphibians you come upon a series of windows into state-of-the-art research labs. Inside, scientists from nearby universities and veterinary schools work on projects related to biodiversity, genetics, nanoparticles, and animal health and welfare.  In front of each window is [...]

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Not bad science

September 15th: A great day out at Arizona insect festival

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I used to have a summer job in Edinburgh’s Butterfly and Insect World. One of the things I would see time and time again would be parents coming in who had already decided that they ‘didn’t like bugs’, and who would influence their children likewise. However, after just a short conversations where they learned a [...]

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Not bad science

Meeting the locals: science outreach at the Animal Behavior Society conference

After the Animal Behavior Society conference in Boulder, Colorado, me and some other postdocs and PhD students spent a morning demonstrating various aspects of science to the public. After four days of listening to science and talking about science with scientists, it felt refreshing to be able to share some of our enthusiasm with non-scientists. [...]

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Symbiartic

Agroecosystems, Illustrated

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I didn’t set out to draw science comics; I wanted to be an all-around science communicator. I just happened to find my voice with comics. But lately I’ve been wanting to do more–I want to explain current research in my Beatrice-y way. I took to Twitter to gauge interest in a science comic/illustrator/weirdo such as [...]

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Symbiartic

Communicating Science: What’s Your Problem?

After reading Scicurious’ and Kate Clancy’s posts on science outreach and what a drag it is on already overworked and underpaid scientists, I feel like climbing to the top of the highest mountain in Whoville and exclaiming, “We are here! We are here! We are here! We are here!” For those of you who missed [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Sidewalk Science: A Different Approach To Outreach

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Last week (June 5, 2012), the lucky citizens of Earth were in just the right place to watch Venus’s transit across the face of the sun. While this occurred just eight years ago as well, it won’t happen again for more than a century. The next time any Earthling will be able to watch Venus [...]

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