Olivia L. Dobbs
Aspiring ecologist with a love for educational & technical writing
Curriculum developer and author
Ecology & Evolution, Conservation and Sustainability, Futurology, Nature, & STEAM Education
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Gay Pride Made Science Smarter
In February of 1911, the Terra Nova Expedition landed at frozen Cape Adare, Antarctica. From a ship of 65 of Britain's finest sailors and scientists, six men came ashore, intent on becoming the first ever to reach the South Pole.
The Recycling Industry is TRASH
You've gathered a trove of plastic this week. Triumphantly, you parade over to your blue bin and plop it inside with a satisfying thwack. You dust your hands and pat yourself on the back - you're a good person; you care enough to recycle.
A Curio Shop's Notebook
A curio shop’s notebook, Cased in forest green. An impulse: Storage for the field’s discoveries. Dull pencil, thick white paper.
Litter Cleanup 101: How to Start Saving Our Oceans
We're trashing our planet- literally. Our oceans desperately need our help, and we're dumping debris like it's going out of style.
Wild Green Things for Ecological Queens
So, you’ve made the pledge to help the planet. Congratulations! I dub thee an ecological queen. But, fear not! The head that wears this crown isn't heavy.
My Heart Sails on With My Alaida Alma
My heart sails on with my Alaida Alma. No sorrow emerged from her conception, carpentry, or christening. But her masts on the horizon wound me.
We Need to Talk About Our Plastic Problem
It was 2007. A teacher silenced my boisterous class in our shabby classroom. Exhausted, she pleaded with us to pay attention. The lesson was on The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a recent discovery by Charles J. Moore. After ten years, it had finally gained public traction.
Thrifting for a Better Tomorrow
Our Earth is in a state of crisis. Governments are scrambling to find solutions to global disasters. For the individual, though, the very idea of tackling these complex issues is overwhelming! What can we do to help when most of the damage done is out of our control?