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Jean Flanagan
Works at Smithsonian Science Education Center
Attended Gettysburg College
Lives in Washington, DC
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Science education specialist, writer, editor
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  • Smithsonian Science Education Center
    Project Editor, 2013 - present
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Project 2061
    Research Associate, 2009 - 2013
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science education specialist, writer, editor
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I'm into science education (curriculum, assessment, NGSS), writing, editing, ecology, evolution, zoology, biodiversity, conservation,  history & nature of science, natural history, and photography.

Views expressed here are my own and are not intended to represent those of any of my employers, past or present.

Photos are by Jean Flanagan (unless otherwise attributed) and are licensed CC BY-NC (Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 License).

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  • Gettysburg College
    Biology, 2004 - 2008
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New photo post of Sapphie at home: 
Our dog Sapphie loves relaxing on the couch, which makes her an easy subject.
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Sapphie

(Shot in Rock Creek Park with the Fujifilm X-E2)
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The best part of the National Zoo closes permanently today.

"Invertebrates are 97 percent of all described animal species on Earth. They are 80 percent of all multicellular species, plants and animals combined. The absence of this major group from any educational facility is problematic."
Why did the National Zoo ditch an exhibit of 97 percent of animals on earth with just one week's notice?
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John Timmer of the NAS human spaceflight recommendations:

"Overall, the report (like several others before it) makes a tremendous amount of sense. But sense and political reality really have had little to do with each other."
And, if you want partners, get there via the Moon.
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A photo walk from last weekend, with the Fujifilm X-E2.
#spring   #photography   #flowers  
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Thought-provoking piece on our "unnatural" ways of saving "nature." Includes this awesome line:

"Puppets call attention to the categories with which humans organize the world – person/thing, real/fake, object/actor, body/soul, dead/alive – at the same time as they blur the lines separating them."
To breed condors in captivity, we must pull on the strings of nature. But does that matter if we save a species?
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New writing: “Reading-driven design” – on methods and reasons for designing with real content.
On methods and reasons for designing with real content rather than <i>lorem ipsum</i>.
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A few fall photos with the X-E2:
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Some B&W takes on some photos of adoptable dogs from City Dogs Rescue. 
(http://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/available-dogs.html)
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Stunning! Perfectly evokes the state of the reefs. 
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Happy Earth Day! To start things off today we're honored to share this incredible hand-built ceramic coral reef by artist Courtney Mattison. See it up close at the link.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/04/our-changing-seas-a-ceramic-coral-reef-by-courtney-mattison/
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New educational website from the Cornell Lab with fun interactive features. 
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Good read from a few years back on scientists' uneasy, but mostly good experiences with Templeton Foundation funding. 
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