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Presenting at an Elementary School

In February 2015, I was invited to give a talk to the 5th Grade students of the International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The grade was hosting a series of talks by figures of social change who are making a positive change to society. 652 more words

Science Communication

Creating desire: linking graphic design and science communication

As a former graphics designer, I designed media that had to appeal and most effectively communicate information to the audience. Most of my hired work included designing posters for theatre productions in Melbourne. 373 more words

Science Communication

Engaging Parents in Science and Nature Education

While we talk quite a bit in this space about engaging children in nature, there is one audience that we often forget: parents. This is especially true in informal education settings; adults are often lost to the tasks of caregiving and disengage from programs, even during ones in which they are specifically there to play a part. 687 more words

Environmental Education

6 emotional stages of event planning

You’ve probably seen diagrams and articles of the stages involved in event management. Usually they look something like this: planning, promotion, event, follow-through.

Well, how useful is that? 602 more words

Event Management

Asking Good Questions in Nature

“Your questions are more important than your answers.”
– Fred Rogers

Science is more than a collection of facts and figures, but is a way of looking at the world and investigating what makes it work. 1,196 more words

Environmental Education

Talking about Plant Science at SciTech Days

Yesterday, we spent the day with the future scientists of Pittsburgh at the Carnegie Science Center’s SciTech Days! This twice yearly event is a chance for both middle and high school students to meet with science professionals to learn more about their careers in the growth areas of Pittsburgh –  robotics, biotechnology, eco-technology and health. 290 more words

Environmental Education

Interview with a Scientist: BIA Fellow Aurélie Jacquet

If there is one segment of society that is often misunderstood, it is people who work in science fields. Public perception of scientists tends to lean towards lab coats, crazy hair and beakers full of chemicals, … 872 more words

Environmental Education