Abstract Detail



Education and Outreach

Martine, Christopher [1], Frederick, Paul [2], Kramer, Tim [3].

Lights, camera, botany: The "Plants are Cool, Too!" YouTube series.

The “Plants are Cool, Too!” video series has been in production since 2011. With the goal of highlighting fascinating plants and the dynamic botanists who study them, we have so far featured the work of 18 scientists. The videos are now approaching 200,000 standard views on YouTube, but are also used around the world in K-12 and university classrooms. This talk will summarize how the videos get made, assess past successes and challenges, suggest ways to incorporate episodes of the series into classroom teaching, and discuss this outreach effort (and things like it) within the broader context of science communication.


1 - Bucknell University, Biological Sciences, 203 Biology Building, Lewisburg, PA, 17837, United States
2 - Paul Frederick Productions, West Chazy, NY
3 - Northway Productions, Monmouth, IL

Keywords:
scicomm
science communication
Outreach
video
education
STEM
media
teaching.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Number:
Abstract ID:763
Candidate for Awards:None


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