Author: Grace

I'm a "dirt-ologist". I love studying the interface of human and environment interaction, often asking the rather rhetorical question: "Do we change the landscape, or does the landscape change us?"

I also captain the ISS Insanitekian, a startup adventure of a lifetime.

Venn Diagram of IBL versus PBL

Teaching or Learning Method? Project vs Problem vs Inquiry Based Learning

Since the dawn of semi-organized education, pedagogy has been explored. The methods of teaching are wide and varying with varying degrees of success. Our favourites happen to be those based on more or less natural learning styles: Project Based Learning (PBL), Problem Based Learning (PBL), and Inquiry Based Learning (IBL). Let’s be clear on something. …

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Old Mulberry Tree in front of a vineyard

Mulberry: Beyond The Pollen Offender

Mulberries are often written off as a scrub tree, growing along and in fence lines, out of the side of other trees, and often too close to house foundations. They get in these unlikely and unwanted places because birds feast on the fruit in June and July when it’s ripe, spreading it’s seed wherever they …

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torcherbearer of scientific knowledge, torchbearer, science communication, scicomm, pitfalls

What does it take to be a torchbearer of scientific knowledge?

Being a torchbearer of knowledge, especially scientific knowledge, is a fun journey. You learn so many useful, life changing things. There are so many ways to take any situation and come up with solutions that make life better. And yet, there is the potential to be misunderstood when you share the knowledge. Or worse, the …

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characteristics needed to be a science communicator

Values needed to be a torchbearer of scientific knowledge

Sharing knowledge seems like it would be a very easy thing. After all, people share knowledge without much training to varying degrees of success. Look at YouTubers that specialise in tutorials, educators, parents, colleagues and literally anyone around you. We all assist others through life by sharing what knowledge we can. If you’re serious about …

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