Category Archives: Scientific communication

Art to a nature scientist

I. Gray weather The Met, room 823. He thought little points and blobs of paint on a canvas was a good proxy to “transcribe most exactly the vivid outdoor clarity in all its nuances,” they call it divisionism and we do it in science all the time, and from afar he does convey that nature was…

A set scene in the past: topics of spring; health and environmental toxicity; rural life; poverty

This post combines a set scene of daily life from a rural town (Chassell, Michigan, during the economic recession of the early 2000’s) to underlying topics in health and environmental toxicity. Spring and natural beauty can be contrasted to poverty, in terms of social impacts, and environmental toxicity from legacies of past mining booms. Sufjan…

Celebrating spring: Silent starts and geological finds Objectives: infusing geological and natural history themes into a narrative of experiences living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (US), rock collecting along the shores of Lake Superior during the very start of spring. Spring’s onset on Lake Superior shores begins not with photosynthesis or trophic food web…