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!

On Location: Sustainability in San Francisco

🆕📽️🌍🗣️ 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.

Reflections on an incredible year…

Reflections on an incredible year and a personal journey. Happy Holidays to you all! Features @exploratorium, @AssignedMale, @RileyJayDennis, @gaytascience

Back across the pond, I go

As I sit, about to embark across the Atlantic once again, I reflect over the past few months and look ahead. How time can be cruel as it speeds away...

We are tied to the Ocean

The @exploratorium has a strong partnership with NOAA et al, but an even stronger relationship with the ocean. It's something we should all aspire to. Features: @saildrone, @NOAA_OMAO, @oceanexplorer, @Crey_Crey_

STEMming the tide of monotonous professional development

Spending the day with the @exploratorium 's Teacher Institute for their #STEM #NGSS conference was the proper way for teachers to enjoy their job on a Saturday! Featuring: @OfficialNGSS, @CAS_Arachnology, @aashuste, #CAngss

Language, culture, land: Entwined in the soul

A low-key, simple event 'spoke' powerfully to my soul. Language, culture and land.
Featuring: @exploratorium, @baumfoundation, @CopperRiverWild, @OPC_California et al

Weather can’t keep the climate at Bay…

San Franciscans can easily challenge the British when it comes to talking about the weather. Why is it so 'damn cold' here in the summer!?