Letters to a Pre-Scientist

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Calling all scientists!!!

Looking for a way to make a big impact with relatively little effort ? Do you like talking about your research to a captive audience that won’t run away? Do you actually remember how to write a letter that’s not an e-mail? (Seriously though….).

You are in luck. The group “Letter’s to a Pre-Scientist” are currently looking for science pen pals to inspire kids who might not normally interact with REAL scientists.

Source: LPS

Source: LPS

This is something that could take less than 30 minutes of your time, yet make a huge difference for a young person. Who knows, you might even find some of that much needed inspiration as you trudge through proofreading that last grant application.

To participate, you just sign up at www.prescientist.org and commit to writing four letters a year to your pen pal. Tell all your science friends.


Alex Warneke (112 Posts)

Alex is committed to a life of inspiring others to view science through a more dynamic and empowering lens. Alex obtained her M.Sc. in Chemical Ecology from San Diego State University and most recently resided as a Science Programs Manager and Marine Scientist for the National Park Service. As an ecologist, storyteller, and community engager, she has spanned critical boundaries between stakeholders in education, academia, non-profit, and government to translate the most current scientific bodies of work in ways that are accessible and inclusive. She is a strong proponent of unconventional science communication and extending the broader impacts of science to the public using the outlets of art, digital media, education, and citizen science. Currently, Alex works at the interface of climate resilience and community with the Climate Science Alliance. As Deputy Director for the Alliance, her hope is that through her work and experience she can get the world to think differently about how we connect and impact the thriving ecosystem around us and commit to fostering a more resilient future.