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 (111 Posts)

Alex currently resides as a Science Communicator for the National Park Service, where she inspires thousands a year to love the watery world. Alex earned her Masters degree in chemical ecology from San Diego State University investigating the effects of heavy metal pollutants on the chemical communication between organisms. In her “free time,” Alex enjoys convincing the public that Ecology is indeed sexy. With that goal, she is a strong proponent of unconventional science communication and extending the broader impacts of science to the general public using the outlets of film and social media. When she is not busy busting a move or filming her next rap video, she can normally be found frolicking through the California kelp forest.