"Agriculture, science …. And stuff like that"
Hello I’m Jill Walcroft from AgResearch NZ. I’ve been invited to write this blog.
“Agriculture,science and stuff like that” is a new blog created by AgResearch scientist Jill Walcroft as part of an action research project investigating the ins and outs of science communication with social media.
I believe that science ideas are worth exploring and discussing, especially science to do with land. I feel that sometimes science is not very accessible. So I’ve given myself a challenge, “can I present the stories in such a way that people’s eyes don’t glaze over after the first sentence”. I am also keen to understand the reasons scientists may or may not see social media as a good avenue for communicating their scientific findings, and to hopefully find ways of enabling scientists to uptake up these technologies with some confidence.
Check out the first three stories I have posted.
Explore the blog in general at http://andstufflikethat.org/
Help with the study by giving me your opinion. Please answer the 10 question survey after you read any of the stories. Also - Comment on the blog if you’d like to share your ideas with other readers.