Animating microbes; using forensic animation and humor to educate the public

Author(s): Kurtz, Nicole
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Volume Title: Geological Society of America, 2018 annual meeting & exposition
Source: Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, 50(6); Geological Society of America, 2018 annual meeting & exposition, Indianapolis, IN, Nov. 4-7, 2018. Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States. ISSN: 0016-7592 CODEN: GAAPBC
Note: In English
Summary: Scientists observe the world around them in an attempt to understand it. Artists observe the world around them in an attempt to create a reflection or response to the environment. It is critical for the two fields to work together in order to engage and inform the general population. As an artist with a scientific illustration, forensic animation, and education background, this author will highlight a specific award-winning children's e-book entitled, Where wild microbes grow, a project that was funded through the support of C-DEBI and an NSF grant based on data collected from the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). This free e-book was designed to meet both language arts and science standards and was designed with illustrations and animations to introduce elementary school age children to the research of IODP. This presentation will speak to the process and successes of this project.
Year of Publication: 2018
Research Program: IODP2 International Ocean Discovery Program
Key Words: 15 Miscellaneous and Mathematical Geology; Computer animation; Education; International Ocean Discovery Program; K-12 education; Microorganisms
Record ID: 2019023679
Copyright Information: GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States

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