Outreach

 

 

OK Science Fest 2017 – microscopes and live critters

 

OK Science Fest 2017 – showing some young future scientists “Life-in-a-Pond” poster

 

OK Science Fest 4 May 2017; OU & OSU teaming up L-R Rebecca Prather (OU), Emily Kiehnau (OU), Rachel Hartnett (OU), Larry Weider (OU), Adam Simpson (OSU), Ryan Sherman (OSU), Patrick Lind (OSU)

 

OK Science Fest 2016; “Life-in-a-Pond” OU & OSU teaming up: L-R standing: Billy Culver (OU), Larry Weider (OU), Patrick Lind (OSU), Adam Simpson (OSU); L-R seated: Rebecca Prather (OU), Emily Kiehnau (OU), Rachel Hartnett (OU).

 

OK Science Fest 2016 – demonstrating the use of microscopes with live organisms
OK Science Fest 2016: Game of Tag – Life-in-a-Pond, Dragonfly Predators vs Daphnia prey
OK Science Fest 2015: “Life-in-a-Pond” OU & OSU & Murray State College teaming up: L-R; Jared Goos (OSU), Ryan Sherman (OSU), Adam Simpson (OSU), Larry Weider (OU), Patrick Lind (OSU), Philip Morton (Murray State College), Rachel Hartnett (OU)
OK Science Fest 2015: Poster display of “Life-in-a-Pond”
OK Science Fest 2015: showing live critters to the kids

 

Public (non-academic) Lectures/Service:

2017 Served as an interview expert for Chemical & Engineering News on a special feature article related to “sentinel organisms” (including our primary study organism, Daphnia). 20 November 2017 issue: https://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i46/meet-the-sentinels.html

 2017 Our work was featured in an article in New Scientist Magazine (online issue 17 May 2017; print issue 20 May 2017 issue) – “Wakey, wakey – Zombie creatures that have been resurrected…” https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23431260-400-wakey-wakey/

 2017 Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (SNOMNH) Volunteers “Brown Bag” (April).

2017 Oklahoma Science Fest, Oklahoma City OK (May) – “Life in a Pond” (4th & 5th graders)

 2016 Oklahoma Science Fest, Oklahoma City OK (April) – “Life in a Pond” (4th & 5th graders).

 Present-2015 Our NSF-funded research on “resurrection ecology” is highlighted by the award-winning SCIENCE BUZZ project at the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) via both on-line resources, and a “resurrection ecology kiosk”. http://www.sciencebuzz.org/topics/resurrection-ecology-bringing-past-back-life

 2015 SNOMNH Volunteers “Brown Bag” (May).

 2015 Oklahoma Science Fest, Oklahoma City OK (April) – “Life in a Pond” (4th & 5th graders).

 2014 Woodson Park Senior Center, Oklahoma City OK (August)

 2014: Press/Public interviews related to Frisch et al. (2014) Ecology Letters paper: NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/09/science/a-living-time-capsule-shows-the-human-mark-on-evolution.html?_r=0

Minnesota Public Radio: http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/10/science/resurrection

Oklahoma News Channel 9: http://www.newson6.com/story/24421055/700-year-old-eggs-hatch

 2012: Trinity Lutheran Seniors Group, Norman OK (October).

2011-2003: Friends of the University of Oklahoma Biological Station (FUOBS) – Biennial Reunion (“State-of-the-Station”, July 2003, July 2005, Oct 2007, Oct 2009, Oct 2011).

2008: FUOBS Fall Reception, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (October).

2007: Paul’s Valley (OK) Rotary Club (July).

2006: Bridge Creek (OK) Middle School Gifted & Talented Program (November).

2006: FUOBS Spring Reception, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (April).

2005: Volunteer chaperone for Alcott Middle School’s Lake Thunderbird “Lake Studies” (September).

2005: Noble (OK) High School Gifted & Talented Program (February).

2004: Rivermont Retirement Community – Norman, OK (October).

2004: Volunteer chaperone for Alcott Middle School’s “Sutton Urban Wilderness Expedition” (March).

2003: Presented FUOBS award at the Oklahoma Junior Academy of Sciences (OJAS) Banquet (April 2003, East Central University, Ada, OK).

2003: Marshall County Retired Educators – (June).

2003: OU Alumni & Friends of Love County, OK – (April).

2003: Madill Lions’ Club – (February).

2003: Madill Daughters – (January).

2003-2001: OU Pre-Collegiate Summer Academy (June 2001, June 2002, June 2003)

2002: Sea Scouts (Norman ship#5790) – (September).

2002: Upward Bound (disadvantaged high school students) – S.E. Oklahoma State Univ. (July).

2000: OU Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Environment (IPE) – invited speaker (November).

2000: Lindsay (OK) Rotary Club (October).

2000: Oklahoma City/Central Oklahoma Mensa Chapter (June).

2000: Volunteer chaperone for Alcott Middle School’s “Sutton Urban Wilderness Expedition” (March).

2000: Kingston (OK) Middle School Science Fair Judge (February).

2000: Blanchard (OK) High School Gifted & Talented Program (February).