Episode 159: When and Where do Earthquakes Happen?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Wendy Bohon, geologist and earthquak expert

Dr. Wendy BohonWendy Bohon is a geologist who studies earthquakes and works to improve the communication of science. In particular, she is interested in improving the communication of hazard and risk before, during and after rapid onset geologic hazards. Dr. Bohon earned a BA in Theatre and Geology from James Madison University, an MSc in Geology from Ohio State University, and a PhD in Geology from Arizona State University. Her research interests include geomorphology, paleoseismology, landscape evolution, geologic hazards communication and geoscience education.

In the past, Wendy has worked as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, the Senior Science Communication Specialist for the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, and the Strategic Communication Specialist for the Earth Science Division at NASA Goddard. She owns her own communications businesses, working with clients like NASA, the USGS, Temblor and Varsity Tutors.

Wendy is a AAAS If/Then Ambassador, has served on the Executive Leadership Board of 500 Women Scientists, and is the author of the blog “Twinning at Motherhood“. She is also the founder of the social media managing and consulting company SpaceFace Social Media and the CEO of the communications consulting business Dr. Wendy Rocks. She lives in MD with her husband, daughter, twin boys and a menagerie of animals.

Learn more about Dr. Wendy HERE    and follow her on social media  @DrWendyRocks https://www.tiktok.com/@drwendyrocksit


Dr Bohon in the field Dr. Wendy Bohon outside




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Dirtmeister's Nitty Gritty Planet Earth book


Highlighted Book for this Episode!


Dirtmeister’s Nitty Gritty Planet Earth: All About Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, & Even Dirt! by Steve Tomecek






Book List: 

Dr. E’s Super Stellar Solar System: Massive Mountains! Supersize Storms! Alien Atmospheres! by Bethany Ehlmann and Jennifer Swanson

Geology for Kids: A Junior Scientist’s Guide to Rocks, Minerals, and the Earth Beneath Our Feet by Meghan Vestal

Everything Earthquakes and Tsunamis Natural Disaster by Baby Professor

National Geographic Kids Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes: Earthshaking photos, facts, and fun! by Kathy Furgang

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