Seine for Science, Friday Harbor, United States: Did seining (catching fish) with the community for a project and answered questions about the marine animals, science, and my project.
Skype a Scientist, Online: Presentation and question answer session with elementary school children around the world about animal communication and my experience as a scientist.
MaxCine, Radolfzell, Germany: 30 minute online talk about my research followed by questions and demonstration of how I make animal illustrations for publications
MaxCine, Radolfzell, Germany: “Noisy Neighbour: Human Noise and Animal Communication”: 30 minute talk about my past and current research followed by questions for the ‘Science Goes Public’ web video series produced by MaxCine
MaxCine, Radolfzell, Germany: Lecture for teachers about my area of study to help teachers include current research into their curriculum
Open Day, MaxCine, Radolfzell, Germany: Guide tours of our research facilities and explain my research to the public.
Royal Society Science Exhibition, London, UK: Exhibit for research on tool use in New Caledonian Crows focused on all ages and backgrounds.
The Fife Show, Fife, UK: Stall with 3 educational activities to encourage individuals of all ages to: understand how I study sound, how animals communicate, and how anthropogenic noise disrupts vocal communication.
The Island School, 50 minute talk to elementary school children aged 5-14 about science, vocal communication in animals, and how I became a scientist. Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
XX-factor as part of Explorathon, Fife, UK: Two 3 minute talks with students and the public about my path to becoming a scientist, what I do as a scientist, and what I study, and ten 15 minute talks to individual classes explaining what I do as a scientist with a focus on answering student’s questions about scientific careers.
Scottish Ornithology Club, Angus Branch, Dundee, UK: 30 minute public talk about vocal communication in birds and my research specifically to local bird club.
Halloween Bright Club performance: “The headless bird girl”: Public stand-up comedy presentation about my PhD research on tits and making my robotic raptors.
2013 – present
Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador: volunteer as a resource and mentor for pre-university students to increase interest and teach alternative STEM classes.
Scottish Ornithology Club, Fife Branch, St Andrews, UK: Annual 30 minute public talk about vocal communication in birds in general and my research in particular to a local bird group.
SpectrUM Instructor/Presenter, University of Montana, Missoula, USA: Volunteer to engage with children of all ages explaining permanent science instillations as well as presenting my own activity based around vocal communication in animals.
Natural History Center, Montana, USA: Lead a sound recording & animal communication workshop for a Master Naturalist course, including teaching adults about recording equipment, recording techniques, and sound visualization and analysis software.
Flagship Youth Mentor: Volunteer as a positive role model for an after-school program for at-risk students K-12.