Of bed time stories and villains... and the ethics of killing them. When you pit one species against another for the sake of conservation, it becomes a fight to the death.
Have you seen the news that bees were recently added to the list of endangered species? It's circulating on social media in this terrifying form (oh no think of the honey), and though some bees are indeed in trouble, there are a lot of other pollinators that are in even more danger—from bumblebees to butterflies to wasps.... Continue Reading →
You like puppies. You like kittens. You like bunnies. But do you like snakes? Or sharks? Or spiders? Okay, some of you, my biology friends will indeed love snakes, sharks & spiders. I like snakes, I'm fascinated with sharks, but scream and jump away in terror at the sight of a hairy-legged tarantula. So clearly... Continue Reading →
Back in December, I gave a lecture to a group of local middle schoolers on conservation. It was a great experience and the kids were really curious about the subject, and had lots of great questions. But one student asked me a question that really stood out, Why should it matter to me about that... Continue Reading →
I've been neglecting this blog because I went back to school to get a Masters of Professional Communication. You all know how I love science communication, so of course that's what I'm focusing on for my thesis research. And I need your help! I need to recruit participants for some focus groups I'll be running on... Continue Reading →