I've just had my first Science Communication project funded by The Paleontological Association. This project is aimed create and test a new tool for science communication A RAPTOR PUPPET. While puppets have been used previously, we believe a higher quality product will attract people and make them question these truly bizarre creatures. This project is in collaboration with Paleo-artist Brian Engh who's are can be found here: dontmesswithdinosaurs.com
What will we communicate about? The evolution of flight, the dinosaur to bird transition and of course the true appearance of raptors!
A weekly game that I began on twitter under the hashtag #GuessTheSkull, The game is simple I post a picture of the skull and people guess what animal it is with an average of 60-150 guesses a week! This game got transformed into a live monthly event in 2019 at The Museum für Naturkunde, with the use of toys that guests matched to the skulls.
Although the live event is over you can still play with us on twitter EVERY WEEK!
GuessTheSkull table at the live event
Example of cool bone facts shared on social media
Horse skull matched correctly by a museum guest
Science Communication Events
I engage with a wide variety of audiences beyond the scientific community. I have presented on the streets of Berlin, I've presented in museums to curious minds, and hardest of all I have not given up presenting to doubtful family members.
If you have a crowd that might want to hear about fossils, bones, pathology or evolution send me an email and lets book an event.