Outreach/Service

I strongly believe that science is not just for scientists. What scientists investigate is only valuable if the greater community is involved and understands the significance. I have been involved in many outreach efforts over the years.

Vice-Chair of ESA Early Career Ecologist Section
#ClimateChanged Blog author
Skype-A-Scientist
MSU Science Festival
Biology on Tap: Lansing, Michigan
SciPub: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
ScienceLine: K-12 schools
SciTrek Outreach Program
Invited talks

Vice-Chair of Ecological Society of America Early Career Ecologist Section

Last year I joined the great officers of the ESA Early Career Ecologists Section dedicated to promoting professional development for ecologists. I am currently organizing a webinar series for 2018.

#ClimateChanged Blog author

I am part of a collection of authors that blog about science and plant biology. Climate Change can be hard to comprehend as it is a complex process. Periodically I  write about how things in our daily lives are likely to change with Climate Change. You can find my entries here.

Skype-A-Scientist

I have had the pleasure of working with the Skype-A-Scientist organization to connect with classrooms around the world. See more information about the organization here. One of the teachers from Missouri compiled a wonderful video about the experience.

MSU Science Festival

Myself and a colleague are hosting a public discussion and talk about Human-Wildfire interactions at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

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Biology on Tap: Lansing, Michigan

I have given two public talks at The Loft in downtown Lansing on Wildfires of California and how people have moved plant species around the world.

SciPub: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

20140825_184628Presenting to the local community about wildfires and plant adaptation in Southern California. I have also given a talk in Santa Barbara about invasive plants of California

ScienceLine: Science outreach to K-12 schools

DSC_0186This question-based organization receives science questions from students of all ages and from around the world. Through this program I visited a local elementary school and examined smelly plants with 1st graders.

SciTrek Outreach Program

7th & 8th Grade Chemistry experimental design. We visited middle school classrooms and guided students through the scientific method.

Invited talks

Santa Barbara Fire Safety Council
Santa Barbara Master Gardeners Association
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

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