ME – Science-a-thon for ESWN

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June 25, 2017 by Dr. G

I’m participating in the Science-a-thon (https://www.scienceathon.org/), a global effort by scientists to document their lives for 12 hours on one day with 12 photos. Photos are being posted on Twitter and Instagram to offer a glimpse into what a day in the life of a scientist looks like. I blogged about the project on my AGU blog, and the project is also raising funds to support the Earth Science Women’s Network (https://eswnonline.org/) (see my CrowdRise fundraising page).

Although the official day of the Science-a-thon is July 13th, I participated early! (scientists have the option to do so). You can check out my 12 tweets from my participation on June 22nd while I was in Maine, and please do click on the links in the tweets to my Instagram account to read a fuller description of my adventures for the day.

I’ve also summarized everything on Storify. Please tune in to social media on July 13th to learn from other scientists with the hashtag #ScientistForADay – Enjoy!

 

One thought on “ME – Science-a-thon for ESWN

  1. […] see the life of a scientist beyond the laboratory and fieldwork. I created a blog post about my Science-a-Thon adventures in Maine back in 2017, and I was looking forward to participating this year while at sea on the JOIDES Resolution. […]

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