Episode 194: Can you do Science at Sea?

Meet the Expert: Erin Winick Anthony, Science Communicator

Erin Winick Anthony

Erin is the founder of science communication company STEAM Power Media which works to share the creativity in science and engineering, and help others tell their science stories. Erin has a B.S. in mechanical engineering and more than nine years experience working as a STEM communicator.

Erin previously worked as a science communicator for the International Space Station, serving as a storyteller for the science conducted aboard the orbiting laboratory, and a reporter for MIT Technology Review. From writing stories on station science for NASA.gov covering station science to running the @ISS_Research Twitter account to planning media activities around commercial resupply missions, she was deeply immersed in space science communications for more than three years.




With Special Guest Scientist:

Jonathan Stine, scientist

Jonathan Stine
Physical Properties Specialist

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities




This is the expedition Erin is on: 


                                     A ship that is out at sea exploring the science     Where the ship is going


Challenge:   Make a core out of a cake or cupcake using a straw. See if you can identify all of the different layers. Then go outside and pick up some rocks. Study them. Be curious about them. Maybe even learn more about them. 


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Highlighted book for this episode!

Astronaut-Aquanaut by author Jennifer Swanson, NGKids Books

Journey from the deepest trenches in the oceans to the farthest humans have ventured into space and learn what it takes to explore the extremes. You might just be surprised by how similar the domains of ASTRONAUTS and AQUANAUTS really are. Liz Magee, Dr. Helmuth, Fabien Cousteau, and Astronaut Cady Coleman are featured experts in this book.



Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphereby Barb Rosenstock (Author), Katherine Roy (Illustrator)

The Oceanology Handbook: A Course For Underwater Explorers (Ologies) by Prof. Pierre Aronnax

Marine Science for Kids: Exploring and Protecting Our Watery World, Includes Cool Careers and 21 Activities by Bethanie Hestermann, Josh Hestermann, and Stephanie Arne (Foreword)

Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle  by Claire A. Nivola (Author, Illustrator)

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