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MEMORANDUM

From: Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, April 17, 2014

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How to Use Video Effectively to Communicate Science: USGS National Wetlands Research Center Scientist Emeritus Karen McKee has a video and essay featured this week on the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) website in their series “Science Network Tip of the Week.” The UCS Science Network is a community of over 17,000 experts who promote science-based solutions to the world’s problems. The website offers tips and tools for effective communication and action. McKee’s video and accompanying article cover ten tips for making an effective video to communicate a science message. (Karen McKee; Lafayette, LA; 337-266-8500)

Gifted Students Learn About USGS Science: USGS National Wetlands Research Center scientists provided an educational tour for Plantation Elementary (Lafayette, La.) 2nd grade gifted students on April 10. Students learned about research using fish from scientists Jill Jenkins and Heather Birdsong, mapping from contractor Doug Schoewe, greenhouse research from scientist Ches Vervaeke, applesnails and frogs from scientist Jacoby Carter, wetland loss in Louisiana from Information Specialist Gabrielle Bodin, and learned about bird migration and performed a telemetry exercise with scientist Heather Baldwin. (Gabrielle Bodin; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8655)

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