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
Check out my science! -> bit.ly/DobbsEtAl
Alternate Reality Hour
Yoga hasn't worked for you. You attended a class last month with the best intentions and felt nothing but discomfort and frustration.
Vocal Writing 101: How to Write Better Stories
So, you want to be a better writer? Dude, you and me both. My experience as a writer started as guesswork. I began writing scientific papers for college assignments. Later, I got a job writing curriculum and found that a few of those guesses were sticking. Last December, I was pulled into my company's marketing team to write blog content. It was a comfortable switch; I received prompts and put pen to paper.
Going Green isn't Radical
It’s been a long day. You slump onto your couch, exhausted. You open up your phone in search of relief, a meme, and a few wholesome updates from your friends on social media. Upon starting the app, a depressing video reveals itself at the top of the screen. A slow symphony fades in, piano and violin lamenting together. A scarred turtle appears, wincing as a good Samaritan dislodges a straw from its nostril.
Crows Aren't Bird-brained
Are we the smartest species on earth? Since humans have been self-aware, we've drawn up a million reasons why this must be so.
I Survived a Caiman Attack (And So Can You!)
Beep. Beep. Beep. The alarm blared in my quiet room. I bounced out of bed at 5:30 am, wide awake. It was my first day recording the sounds of the swamplands.
A Figure Still Hidden
Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson. After the release of Hidden Figures in 2016, these women became household names across our nation. They received well-deserved recognition as our country finally acknowledged the women of color that advanced space travel.
Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?
In our age of information, knowledge is more accessible than it has ever been in human history. But not all sources keep to the same veracity. To the skeptic, it may seem easy to discern between truth and fiction, but anyone can be mislead. Too often we find loved ones, friends, and perhaps even ourselves believing false information, stubbornly holding fast to claims that seem beyond reason.
A Bachelorette's Guide to Being a Successful Undergraduate
College is a frontier of possibilities, filled with an unending list of new challenges. It can be overwhelming at times but, with just a bit of prep, you can make it way easier on yourself. Take it from alumni who both triumphed and goofed it up a million times.