We are delighted to announce that our Antarctica StoryMap Series has been awarded a Silver Publishers’ Award by the Geographical Association! The award ceremony was on 11th April 2022 and StoryMap authors Laura Boyall and Chloe Trimmer were able to attend in person to receive the award, with Bethan Davies and Jen Thornton joining in … Read more
Science communication is increasingly important for environmental scientists, and the digital realm offers great opportunity. How can we maximise it? Recently, I joined a seminar hosted by the British Society for Geomorphology where I discussed how we can provide effective outreach and public engagement resources in the digital format. I gave a keynote talk, where … Read more
The hunt for fun, engaging, and informative teaching resources can be challenging. Especially for those wanting to teach students about Antarctica or about the polar regions. We are delighted to launch our brand-new ESRI StoryMap Collections. These focused teaching and learning resources can be used in the classroom, or as part of home learning, integrating … Read more
On 14th July 2020 I gave a public webinar, kindly hosted by SedsOnline. The talk covered glaciers and climate change, before outlining how this website aligns with post-16 curriculum and highlighting some other excellent resources for teaching glacial environments. You can watch the whole talk below.
Here at AntarcticGlaciers.org we have been busy making many updates to the website. We are particularly keen to update the website to bring it in to line with the reformed A-Level syllabus, and also to update and rewrite some of the older content, and improve the website as a resource to promote public understanding of … Read more
As part of Earth Week 2014, the Geological Society ran a competition to find the UK’s top 100 Geosites. The competition can be followed on Twitter with the #100Geosites hashtag. The results were published as an online clickable map and the results were highlighted on the BBC. This map is ideal for choosing your next … Read more
Davies, B.J., and Glasser, N.F., 2014. Analysis of www.AntarcticGlaciers.org as a tool for online science communication. Journal of Glaciology 60(220), 399-406. Download the preprint: Davies_et_al_2014_preprint. The following is a shorter, simpler version of the published paper. Science communication for the time-limited academic Academic research into climate change is driven by pressing human concerns. Because climate … Read more
What is Search Engine Optimisation? This is an exciting time to be a scientist interested in science communication. More and more academics are taking the bull by the horns and are starting up blogs and websites. Many NERC-funded research projects now have their own website. But what’s the point in having a blog if no … Read more
People often ask me how I find the time to update and maintain this website. The truth is, I make time for outreach in a number of ways.