Hello! This month’s monthly round up is coming a little early as I’m taking a bit of a break from posting to give me some room for BEDA! Yes that’s right next month I will be blogging every day and about something a little different than normal. Anyway here is what I have been loving this month!
Favourite Science News Story Of The Month:
I guess it’s not really a favourite but it’s certainly an important thing to talk about. Sadly this month Stephen Hawking passed away. I wanted to try and find the right words to describe how much of an influence this man was to the scientific community as well as me personally but I just couldn’t find the right words. Luckily this piece by Jacob Aron from New Scientist has me covered and all I really want to say additionally is that Stephen Hawking is the perfect example that you can really do anything you want to. He was given two years to live and lived for over 50 at that point and gave the world so much more of an understanding about the place we all call home.
Favourite Blog I’ve read this Month:
This month I have definitely been slacking off on my blog reading, but one that I loved was from Biology Bex otherwise known as Rebecca who has been doing lots of school outreach recently and she gave her guide on how to run a session. I’d love one today to share my enthusiasm with the natural world with the younger generation so it was great to see how she prepares! You can read the blog that is truly helpful in lots of different scenarios here.
Favourite Social Media I’ve Followed This Month:
Instagram – Conservation Conversation!
This is a fantastic little instagram with some wonderful images of conservation around the world
Twitter – James Borrell
This man is a huge inspiration to my conservation work and his twitter has a wealth of knowledge on conservation and why it’s important. His blog is also amazing so go and check him out!
Books I’ve Been Reading:
Once again I’ve been reading fiction this month. Till the Dust Settles by Pat Young is my current read and I absolutely love it, it is such a page turner and completely different from what I normally read. Would highly recommend!
Podcasts I’ve Been Listening To:
As I’m writing this I am listening to easily my new favourite podcast which is called Speak Up For Blue. It’s a podcast all about marine conservation, the latest news in the marine world and opinion pieces hosted by Andrew Lewin. He explains complex issues in ocean conservation with simplicity and I couldn’t recommend it more!
I’d love to know your answers to these questions so please let me know in the comments or on twitter!