Stuck at home during this pandemic? Thousands of scientists are ready to chat, with your family! Bring a scientist virtually into your living room using Zoom, Google Hangout, Skype, or other video chat service and an internet connection!
We're in uncertain times, and Skype a Scientist is here to help!
Skype a Scientist is a group of 2000+ scientists who are available to video chat into your classroom and have an open discussion with your class! The goal of the program is for students to have positive experiences with scientists and form a personal connection with someone working in a scientific field.
You can request a type of scientist, choosing from 20 different categories. They can’t promise that you will get your top pick (there are more biologists than astronomers, for example), but they can almost certainly get a scientist matched with you within the main science categories (e.g. maybe not a marine biologist, but a biologist of some other kind).
Q. Do you want to chat with a scientist over video chat from your living room?
A. Skype a Scientist will match you with a scientist for free! These sessions are Q&A conversations, so you can talk with a scientist about what makes YOU curious.
They have lots of different scientists to choose from, so don't be shy! Zoom, Google Hangout, Skype, or other video chat service and an internet connection!
Here's how it works:
Step 1: You sign up using the button below. It takes a couple of days to match you.
Step 2: You'll get an e-mail from Skype a Scientist with your scientist match.
Step 3: You and your scientist chat over email and schedule a time to chat.
Step 4: Your matched scientist & family chat about science! This is a Q&A session, not a lecture.
NOTE: As you'll notice, the form is made for classrooms. Some of the questions are obviously for classrooms, so just roll with it. Answer them the best you can and don't over-think it.
Julie acts as the Lots of Fish Scientist/Engineer Coordinator. Julie is a veteran outdoor educator and holds a Ph.D. in Marine Science with a Graduate Certificate in Marine Science Outreach and Education. She will establish a program outline and a list of scientists available for interactive Q & A with students and the community through the in-person or online meeting (Zoom or other platforms).
Furthering work with LOF to integrate and collaborate with the founder of Skype-a Scientist, she focuses participation from scientists and engineers working in the fields of watershed science, water pollution, and aquatic species. She also writes articles for LOF. Her most recent article is Art of Catching Rain - a thorough overview of the importance of rain barrels to both homeowners and municipalities.
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