A few things have cropped up in the last couple of days that are worth commenting on, but not necessarily needing a whole post each, so I’ll just cram them all together here.
Having just put up a bunch of posts on the importance of science communication and science education I have been directed to this little site: ‘why science’ which seems to be dealing with the same issue directly from academics. It’s clearly not been going long and will soon add up to quite a resource, but it well worth checking out.
In a similar vein, a contributor to why science, Dr Adam Rutherford is the presented of this great half-hour feature on teaching evolution in UK schools, based at the Guardian newspaper (home, of course, of bad science). I found it most interesting and there were some great ideas in there of interest, I think, to any teacher of evolution.
That piece in turn featured Dr Jeremy Pritchard who speaks eloquently on the problems of science communication and clearly does a stellar job of getting his science across to the public. In fact, I was so impressed I contacted him about it and he put me onto this site he runs of teching resources which I’ll link to for any who might be interested.
Finally, coming up shortly this week, a guest post on a little known stegosaurian by my friend Dr Susie Maidment. And just to make sure this post isn’t completely dull, have a photo of a nice picture of an IVPP shipping crate with a little theropod stencil on it. It’s actually vaguely relevant as it’s from the IVPP’s storage site out in the Beijing suburbs that I hope to visit again this week to collect some pterosaur skulls, check soem dromaeosaur teeth and take a few photos of sauropod bones. No rest for the wicked.