Communication is foundational to the scientific endeavor. That’s why sharing findings with colleagues through peer-reviewed papers and conference presentations is so critical. But for me, science communication also includes connecting the general public to scientific information. I’m motivated by the idea that a flourishing society must be an informed society and an informed society requires accessible knowledge that is substantive and engaging.
Through my video work I strive to connect people to knowledge in fun and innovative ways. (Please excuse and ignore any advertisements at the beginning of these video. I do not want Ads on these and do not receive any compensation from them. YouTube has added them and there is no way for me to remove them.)
This video focuses on my recycling research and is aimed at municipal recycling officials, other researchers, and members of the public who are interested in the topic.
A lot of my other video work is focused on invasive species identification. The primary audience for these videos is citizen scientists who are participating in invasive species projects, but they are also useful to gardeners and other who enjoy learning how to identify plants and bugs. Most of these videos were produced through the generous support of The Nature Conservancy and their Healthy Trees Healthy Cities initiative. They are currently being used around the United States. To see all 13 videos please visit our YouTube channel.
Podcast (coming soon)
My colleague Bridget Macdonald and I are currently developing Wild Allegations, an audio podcast series that traces the cultural and natural history of iconic animal species.