Scientific research and understanding only goes so far if it stays in academia. I really enjoy working with a variety of different groups to teach others about climate science, paleoclimatology, and the research that I do, and learn how I can best serve the communities around me through research.
Currently, I am collaborating with New England artists to translate my science into art through Project Synergy II. Specifically, I'm working with Rhode Island-based artist Claire Marschak on several pieces related to my work with Arctica islandica shells (see Claire's finished piece Arctica islandica on the left. Photograph by Ruth Clegg). This work is currently being displayed at the University of Rhode Island's Feinstein Campus Gallery.
Previously, I have worked with local K-12 schools through Woods Hole Science and Technology Education Program (WHSTEP). Check out a WHSTEP talk I gave on paleoclimate science for the Woods Hole community and K-12 students in particular.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested in having me come talk to your classroom or other group or collaborating in another way.