While CM is traveling and I enter the homestretch of book edits, we’ve decided to feature some talented guest bloggers we enjoyed working with at last week’s communications workshop at Scripps. These graduate students are exactly the kind of emerging voices we highlighted in our Powell’s essay entitled The New Scientists and we’re pleased to have them contribute here. Kicking off the first post, we’d like to introduce readers to Joel Barkan.
Joel was born and raised in the small town of Holden, Maine, where he developed an interest in the ocean at the nearby coast. He attended Vassar College as an undergraduate, majoring in Environmental Studies. After graduating, Joel spent two winter field seasons in Hawaii with The Dolphin Institute where he assisted Dr. Adam Pack with humpback whale field research. Their work focused on population abundance and behavior in their breeding grounds. A highlight of each season was their collaboration with National Geographic, which sent a team to Maui to deploy a Crittercam (an underwater camera on humpbacks). He left Hawaii to work at the Catalina Island Marine Institute on Santa Catalina Island, twenty-five miles off the coast of Southern California. There Joel taught outdoor marine science to visiting middle and high school students in the form of snorkeling, kayaking, and hands-on labs. He came to Scripps Institution of Oceanography to pursue his interests in marine education and marine science policy.
Please join us in welcoming Joel to The Intersection! His first post about the role of scientists in policy decisions will appear in a few hours. Once again, since he is our guest, we will be strict when it comes to comments.
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- The Role of Ethics in Science | The Intersection | Discover Magazine | August 19, 2009
- Green Bombers | The Intersection | Discover Magazine | August 28, 2009
- The Role of Ethics in Science | The Intersection | U Reader | Your daily news stop station ... | November 18, 2009
- Can Guilt Save the Oceans? | The Intersection | Discover Magazine | January 15, 2010
- Can Guilt Save the Oceans? | The Intersection | U Reader | Your daily news stop station ... | January 15, 2010