Tagged: science outreach

Digging Deep into Geosciences with Minecraft - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 06, 2018

Laura Hobbs, Carly Stevens, and Jackie Hartley, Science Hunters Building volcanoes, caves, and other features in an “open-world” computer game is an engaging way to teach the next generation about Earth. Imagine yourself in a world where everything is made up of cubes. Colorful blocks represent rocks, trees, water, and animals. An erupting volcano produces blocks … Read More

Monster hunt: using environmental DNA to survey life in Loch Ness - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 27, 2018

Neil Gemmell Reported sightings of the Loch Ness monster go back to the Dark Ages, but now our Super Natural History team is using the 21st-century technology of environmental DNA to survey all life in the famous Scottish lake. The premise of environmental DNA (eDNA) is simple. Life is messy, and living things leave behind skin, hair, … Read More