Interview: Kate O’Donnell (Exploratorium)

The first of, hopefully many, Geogramblings interviews! I talk to Kate O’Donnell from the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco for Discover the World Education’s “International Connections” TeachMeet (broadcast on Thursday 11th June 2020). This blog post gives the full 10-minute edit of the interview, where you can get some examples of teaching & learning resources for your Science, Geography lessons and beyond, no matter where you are in the world! If you like ‘geographers’ interviewing ‘geographers’, a plug is also given to a rather Curious Geographer!

Ruskin Asks

At the end of the 2015-16 academic year, I had a young whipper-snapper of an Outstanding budding teacher called Mr Moses. Then I had the privilege of mentoring him, fast-forward four years and had the pleasure of being interviewed by Mr Moses for an episode of “Ruskin Asks”, a project by The Priory Ruskin Academy’s Geography Department and Eco-Committee. Hear me talk about my career experiences and the things I learnt along the way.

2020 vision: through a geographical & personal lens

A long review of 2020. A combination of geography, education and personal matters. I could have just done a typical geographical ‘review of the year’, but feel that given the year has turned out the way it has, I cannot seperate it from my personal journey. Also I need to get my thoughts and feelings out there. If this is not for you to read, because you’re only here for the geography or the education-side of things, then that’s ok – the majority of you follow me for that reason. So if you’re ‘getting off the bus’ now, then I wish you a Happy New Year and renewed strength and relience going forward. While one or more challenges may subside, others will take their place.

The Anthropocene: Does Arrogance Outlast Decay?

NEW VIDEO: The Anthropocene: Does Arrogance Outlast Decay?

An quirky presentation for Odd Salon “DECAY”, an Exploratorium After Dark Residency. Blurb: Humans have been a โ€˜force of natureโ€™ for only a few thousand years, depending on who you listen to. So it is arrogant to suggest a whole new geological epoch based on our actions? What human artifacts will be left after millions of years of decay?

Videos ๐Ÿ“น

Last update: 25th January 2021 Take time and enjoy browsing my video catelogue below. Videos are all free to view. Some captions under the videos have clickable links, which will take you to a page or blog post giving you more information, ideas, links, references and related resources. Videos are all free to view, but … Continue reading Videos ๐Ÿ“น

On Location: Sustainability in San Francisco

๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ On-location video blog! Sustainability in San Francisco – Examples from around the Bay Area of some of sustainable buildings, organisations, networks and communities. This blog features the Exploratorium museum and Urban Ore ‘ecopark’ amongst others. It was filmed before the coronavirus lockdowns, and so also gives an update how these examples are faring and what they are doing to keep going.