Joe Wilson: Creating a children's book and effective science communication
This week on the podcast I'm talking with Joe Wilson, associate professor of biology at Utah State University. The very same Joe Wilson who you likely know from The Bees in Your Backyard – the book, the website and the prolific social media presence.
He and illustrator Jonny VanOrman have just published a brand new children's book called Bees are the Best. It's a whimsical little tale about discovering the diversity of bees in the world. And while Joe and I talk about creating the book itself, we also explore what goes into effective science communication.
• Website: https://www.beesinyourbackyard.com/
• Twitter: @BeesBackyard
• YouTube: https://bit.ly/2WOe98u
• AI analysis suggests we're getting better at wildlife conservation (EurekAlert/Cell Press) https://bit.ly/2y6BGXT
• What motivates sales of pollinator-friendly plants? (EurekAlert/American Society for Horticultural Science) https://bit.ly/2Jf4Iac
• How ‘undertaker’ bees recognize dead comrades (Science) https://bit.ly/2UiVqjL
• Scientists transform ultra-tough pollen into flexible material (EurekAlert/Nanyang Technological University) https://bit.ly/3buQ6Qc
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