Category Archives: public science

No. Whatever it is this time, it really can’t predict earthquakes.

One of the courses I’m teaching each semester here in Kent is called ‘Earth Dynamics': an introductory-level geology course aimed at the broader undergraduate population. With that in mind, I try to identify and highlight areas where the topic at … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, geohazards, public science, ranting, society, teaching

What I do to make money and make the wet places good for animals and people (using only the ten hundred most used words)

This is a guest post from Alea Tuttle, a former graduate student of Anne’s at UNC Charlotte, who now works in environmental consulting. Alea recently discovered the 10 hundred words of science challenge and was inspired to write her own … Continue reading

Categories: environment, hydrology, public science

The dimensions of natural disasters

“If you’re not on a fault zone, a volcanically active zone, or a tsunami zone, you’re probably in a valley that’s prone to flooding or having things tumble down the hills towards you.” So opines risk consultant Tony Taig in … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, geohazards, public science

My class visits the Geology Department – by Geokid

I went on a tour with my class yesterday in the Geology Department of Kent State University. My mom, my dad, and I led the tour. We got there by traveling on a special bus that had painted windows. When … Continue reading

Categories: by Geokid, public science, teaching

The Up-Goer Five Challenge: now at Scientific American

Anne and I have continued to be blown away by the magnitude of the response to Anne’s original challenge to explain your scientific research using only a list of the thousand most commonly used English words. Ten Hundred Words of … Continue reading

Categories: public science, science education