Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Doing Science in Public
A few quick links about scientists talking to the public or getting the public to help out with science:
- Fabiana Kubke has heard something strange about Tui and wants your help to check it out. She's not telling us exactly what it is that she's testing just yet but to get involved all you have to do is drop her a line with a few details when you see a Tui. Fabiana described the project and the idea of citizen science to Noelle McCarthy on National Radio so I'll let her provide the details [streaming audio]
- A group of scientists from the Univeristy of Canterbury have been documenting their work on the Chatham Islands with a blog, Life on the Edge of the World.
- The people that brought you Science Creative Quarterly have a sneaky plan: to hijack kids' freakish ability to recall details about hundreds of Pokemon "species"and use it to teach them a few things about real animals. You can read about the phylomon project here - it's brand new and looking for input from graphic artists, photographers, science geeks, gaming geeks and really anyone that's interested.
- Finally, go over and welcome another Otago geneticists to the blogosphere. Tamsin is a PhD student working on the genetics of embryonic development which means she has tonnes of stunning images to blog about.