Our time here with Seed is at an end. One chapter closed, another one is opened. Right now it is a time a great changes for me. As many readers know, I recently moved to North Carolina to take up a position a research technician at Duke’s Marine Lab on the coast. Thankfully we did not get the full brunt of Hanna, just a bucket load of rain and 30 mph winds. Unfortunately, my U-Haul truck broke down on the interstate and I was stranded a day and half in Ashland, Virginia with truckloads of drunken racing fans. But I am here now in Cateret County getting settled in and enjoying being back in view of the ocean, where a deep-sea biologist belongs! I am very excited to get to know my new colleagues and surroundings.
Seed Media Group has been a wonderful organization to work with and I am sad to leave the excellent blogging community here. Bloggers and overlords alike have helped me personally in more ways than anyone else will know and have become good friends. Seed Magazine has taken up an exciting niche by publishing articles that make science and technology relevant to our lives. It has been a pleasure to be a part of Seed’s mission and has made me appreciate the interconnectedness of people to science even more.
It with great excitement though that I follow Peter and Craig to the Discovery Channel, where we hope to broaden our audience and message further. Speaking for myself at least, it was television programs that got me interested in our natural world. In our little midwestern home as a kid, we were “that” family which never had cable TV. But I waited anxiously for Wild America on Sunday nights, as well as Scientific American Frontiers and Nova on PBS.
Media such as Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Discover Magazine, Scientific American, Seed and even NPR have a special place in my own heart. Religiously subscribing to, reading and watching programs from these outlets were my initial forays into the scientific world. While you may disagree with some of the presentation style and content, the world is much better off for their efforts to energize and educate a general audience.