Abagael West, the Rea Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, spent a Saturday afternoon interacting with museum visitors last month as part of our Super Science Saturday Series. She blogged about the experience and the importance of outreach for scientists. Check it out!
As a researcher in a natural history museum, I have a couple main ways of sharing my work with others. The first is, naturally, by writing and publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals. The second is through formal or informal events at the museum. And, as rewarding as it is to see your hard work in print, interactions like one I had yesterday at Carnegie Museum of Natural History are truly special.