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!

Climate Attribution and the Australian Bushfires

#Climate Attribution & the #AustraliaBushfires - Can we blame #climatechange? Ft @BBCWorld's #DigitalPlanet, @ClimateSignals @CarbonBrief @Jennnnnn_x. Thx to @Weatherquest_uk for supporting my first video! Check it out πŸ™‚

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

Visualise it

Visualisation is an important tool in promoting knowledge and understanding. Presented here are a number of visualisations that educators across curricula may enjoy and find useful. Featuring: @exploratorium, @cnscenter, @worldmapper, @NatGeoMag, @gapminder

The simplest things

My first week at the Exploratorium, and again I find myself having the pleasure of seeing young people in action. Featuring: @exploratorium

Alternative reviews of 2017

The media is awash with look-backs of 2017. Here are some alternatives for you to enjoy! Happy New Year!

“What gets us into trouble is not…”

β€œWhat gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we know for sure that just ain't so.” Mark Twain's quote perfectly sums up why we need to trust in the scientific process. After all, it gives us so much.