Category Archives: public science

DonorsChoose: the final push

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our geoblogging comrades and readers, our drive to improve earth science education in schools has gone from strength to strength in the past two weeks. Our own challenge, in collaboration with Maitri, has raised … Continue reading

Categories: public science, teaching

On the L’Aquila trial verdict: earthquake safety is about door locks, not fire alarms

Imagine that one day, an apartment block in a major city catches fire. The fire brigade arrive too late, and the whole block burns down with people still trapped inside. An investigation reveals that the building’s fire alarm system was … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, geohazards, public science, society

One Venus transit – but many kinds of scientific outreach

How more traditional and modern forms of scientific outreach combined effectively in the coverage of Venus’ transit. Continue reading

Categories: planets, public science

Bringing the stream to the people

With the help of four students and my daughter, we brought out the Emriver stream table and a groundwater model to teach hundreds of folks about urban hydrology, stormwater management, fluvial geomorphology, and groundwater pollution. Our booth was one of … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geomorphology, public science

Geological mayhem and destruction in 2012: not the end of the world, just business as usual

We don’t live on a boring planet. 2012 will be plagued by natural disasters, but so is every other year. Continue reading

Categories: antiscience, climate science, earthquakes, geohazards, palaeomagic, public science, volcanoes