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We only need one more OSPA judge! Visit here to sign up: http://ospa.agu.org/ospa/

The Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPAs) are awarded to promote, recognize and reward undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students for quality research in the geophysical sciences. It is a great honor for young scientists at the beginning of their careers and the process relies entirely on volunteer…
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BU Advocates for Literacy in Environmental Sciences added 6 new photos to the album: Carbon Day 2013 — with Andy Reinmann and Rose Abramoff.
October 18, 2013
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Hope you caught ALES at Carbon Day on 10/16! We had a great time demonstrating how we measure the amount of carbon stored in plants versus the amount released.

We invite your Carbon Conscious organization to have a table at this event. Contact Nathan Phillips (nathan at bu.edu; 617-997-1057)
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Come for the bat guano and liquid nitrogen, stay for the science!

Plants and animals provide crucial ecosystem services that directly impact food production. Come talk to us about how we do our research, and try it yourself with our hands on activities.

http://www.harvardsquare.com/…/Urban-Ag-Fair-in-Harvard-Squ…

SEP22
Sun 12:00 PM EDTBoston, Massachusetts 02115
3 people went

Hope you caught us at the Harvard Community Farmer's Market on June 25 as well as the Roslindale Farmer's Market today.

As always, we brought interactive activities that demonstrate how we conduct research and why that research is relevant to the community. Highlights include:
-measurements of the CO2 emitted and taken up by plants and soil
-what tree rings can tell us about past growth, disturbance, and climate...
-an interactive lab demo of the difference in CO2 emitted from soils with different amounts of moisture and disturbance
-decomposition at work in a mycelial mat
-nitrogen-fixing plants and edible mushroom inoculant to take home to your farm or garden
-how we use GIS to understand our natural landscape
-how we study the social and ecological consequences of different farm management practices

We had a blast meeting those of you who stopped at our table, talking to you about our research, and learning about your environmental interests and concerns. Thanks for your curiosity!

p.s. We were just blogged about! http://literacychange.org/…/scientific-literacy-at-the-ros…/

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While wandering through the booths filled with edible greens, baked goods, and handmade soaps at the Roslindale Farmers' Market on this muggy Saturday morning, I spotted a sign with the word "Liter...
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Wild Farming - exploring and enhancing biodiversity in agriculture in the face of environmental change

We are a group of graduate students studying things from bats and agriculture to forests and climate change and have formed ALES to get people excited about environmental science.

At the extravaganza, we will have interactive activities for participants to learn general information, suggestions for their own farms/gardens, and the methods we use to conduct our research. We... will have fun demonstrations including: a thermal camera that picks up the heat of warm blooded creatures such as bats (and humans!), an acoustic detector that records bat calls, a microscope to view chewed up insect parts, a machine that measures the CO2 emitted and taken up by plants and soil, and root chambers to view the growth of plant roots. We'll also have a few fun take-home gifts for your farm or garden, while supplies last.

Come join us in the Gallery room at the Farmer's Market and learn about environmental science!! Can't wait to see you there!

**For more information about the cool things we'll be presenting, visit our original page for this event, which was canceled in February due to a blizzard: https://www.facebook.com/events/133537496813082/

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This just in: ALES will be doing some science outreach at BOTH the Cambridge and Somerville Winter Farmer’s Markets on Sat, April 6th and Sat, April 13th, respectively. Note: This is the last day of the Somerville Winter Farmer’s Market, so be sure you come on by and see what we’re all about in this...
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Come join us to talk about agriculture and the environment at the Cambridge Winter Farmer's Market!

APR6
Sat 10:00 AM EDTCambridge Community Center 5 Callender Street, 02139
4 people went

ALES is proud to present author and consultant Dennis Meredith, who will give a talk THIS WEDNESDAY focused on:

Techniques for Communicating Research

Whether giving lay-level talks, writing op-eds, or meeting with Congressional representatives, scientists need to understand the information needs, perceptions and even neurophysiology of their audiences. They will also have to avoid the communication mistakes scientists so often make. Dennis Meredith will draw on the concepts i...n Explaining Research, his most recent book, to offer useful communication techniques for engaging audiences.

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm
Location: BRB 113
Questions? Contact ales@bu.edu
Refreshments will be served
Hope to see you all there!
Thanks,
ALES

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Wild Farming - exploring and enhancing biodiversity in agriculture in the face of environmental change

We are a group of graduate students studying things from bats and agriculture to forests and climate change and have formed ALES to get people excited about environmental science.

At the extravaganza, we will have interactive activities for participants to learn general information, suggestions for their own farms/gardens, and the methods we use to conduct our research. We... will have fun demonstrations including: a thermal camera that picks up the heat of warm blooded creatures such as bats (and humans!), an acoustic detector that records bat calls, a microscope to view chewed up insect parts, a machine that measures the CO2 emitted and taken up by plants and soil, and root chambers to view the growth of plant roots. We'll also have a few fun take-home gifts for your farm or garden, while supplies last.

Come join us in the Gallery room at the Farmer's Market and learn about environmental science!! Can't wait to see you there!

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Talk Title: Techniques for Communicating Research.

Learn how to avoid the common mistakes of science and research communication to political and general audiences! Visit blogs.bu.edu/ales for a flyer and Like our page to make sure you're updated on this event and others like it!

Location: Biology Research Building (BRB), Room 115

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Light refreshments will be served

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FEB13
Wed 6:00 PM ESTBoston, Massachusetts 02115
4 people went

We discussed how the media shapes our thinking of climate change and the science behind it. We also discussed the way the media has portrayed links between Hurricane Sandy and climate change and how this weather event has reignited the discussion of climate change that was absent from the presidential debates this year for the first time in something like 24 years!

Feel free to check out some of our discussion topics. Links to our blog and action items will be forthcoming.

S...hort climate change education video:
http://www.acespace.org/get-inspired/trailer

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NOV14
Wed 6:00 PM ESTBoston, Massachusetts 02115

What are your plans this weekend? Hope they involve some time out in the woods!

Hey everyone! Come join us for our second meeting this Wednesday at 6 p.m. in room 115 at BRB on BU's campus. We will be open with how to improve communication and end with a discussion of future activities and goals. Bring your ideas!

Please join us for our first meeting Monday, Oct 1, from 5:30-6:30pm in BRB 113. The meeting will feature guest speakers Rick Reibstein, professor in the department of Earth and Environment, and Cynthia Barakatt, associate director of the Pardee Center. We will also discuss upcoming meetings, workshops, and events!

OCT1
Mon 5:30 PM EDTBiology Reserach Building (BRB) 113, 5 Cummington Street
11 people went

Hey everyone! New graduate student group at BU. This is especially important to try and foster conversations on environmental sciences. So spread the word and come next week!

ALES is a new graduate student club designed to create a forum where graduate students engage in a cross-disciplinary dialogue to foster the interpretation, communication and development of policy-relevant environmental research. Our first meeting is Monday, Oct 1, from 5:30-6:30pm in BRB 113 and featur...es guest speakers Rick Reibstein and Cynthia Barakatt. We would appreciate it if you could forward this message on to your department and potentially interested individuals.

Thank you,
Rose Abramoff, Secretary

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This series of forums, organized by the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists in partnership with universities, science museums, and other institutions, will address the roles of science, evidence-based decision-making and constructive debate in American public discou...
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