Science Communications & Outreach
I am an active member of the science community on Twitter (@RobynJWomack), from chatting about birds and biological clocks via rotation accounts such as #SciParty (2017), and BioTweeps (2017), to moderating and presenting during the first Twitter conference of the British Ornithologists’ Union (December 2017). The recent hashtag #ReviewforScience, where hundreds of scientists on Twitter shared their uses for everyday items in their research, was coined by Dani Rabaiotti after my tweet about a tea strainer review went viral. The response to the hashtag was subsequently covered by the Washington Post, BBC Radio Four, Science Magazine and Teen Vogue, among others!
I also enjoy science outreach outside of the Internet – taking part in events such as the Middle of Scotland Science Festival (2017) doing a bird ringing demonstration and as a speaker at Pint of Science (2018). I am part of a team running monthly nature-themed sessions for kids age 5-13 at the RSPB Lochwinnoch Explorers. We run activities on a wide range of topics, from slugs and snails to dinosaurs!