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Why It Took So Long to Appreciate Female Birds’ Songs

I wrote this piece with Lauryn Benedict, PhD to draw attention to our 2020 study describing female barn swallow song for the first time, and the Grade 5-12 lesson we created from it.

5 Reasons to Actually Encourage Students to Use Wikipedia

I wrote this piece to advocate for why we should encourage students to use and improve Wikipedia–an unmatched, free resource for growing curiosity, media literacy, and offering opportunities for student agency. Wikipedia is an amazing public …

More Recycling Won't Solve Plastic Pollution

My article on the Scientific American Observations blog describing the scale of our plastic problem and how industrial lobbying and misdirection has led the US public to misplace sustainability efforts on recycling over plastic reduction and reuse.