Knit Nests for Baby Birds in Rehab

Knitted nest snuggles baby birds in video from (Screengrab K. Moore)

Rehabilitation centers are using knitted nests to house baby birds. Links to knitting and crochet patterns and more information are provided.

Happy Whose Day?

Photo Credit: aprillynn77 via Compfight cc

For Father’s Day I’d like to give thanks and wish a happy day to my mom, and to all the other moms who were also dads. My mom raised five kids as a single parent after divorce, went to the sports games and concerts, went to all the school conferences, fixed all the broken things, kissed all the scraped knees, paddled the bottoms, tucked us into bed, took care of all our needs, was proud of us, all while working one or two jobs. Mom escorted me down the aisle at my wedding.

International Women’s Day: STEM Gender Equity Grab-Bag

Gateway to UNESCO's Women In Science data exploration tool, which visualizes gender distribution geographically and in other modes for science careers worldwide. (Screenshot K. Moore)"

In honor of International Women’s Day, let’s check in on women’s progress climbing ladders in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). I found a couple interesting reports to share. One piece allows you to interactively check on the level of female employment in science in various countries and fields of research worldwide. Another report shares information on a study that has implications for increasing female participation at scientific meetings. A third report makes similar points about the organization of scientific meetings and the perhaps unintended effects upon practicing researchers.

Haiku Illuminate Climate Change Reports From IPCC

Haiku helps us to think differently about climate change. (Photo Greg Johnson and Sightline Institute)

Dr. Greg Johnson of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a lead author on the 2200-page IPCC Working Group I report in June, was moved to create beautiful and brief summaries from the report: He wrote 19 haiku and illustrated each one with a watercolor painting. (He also posts on Facebook in haiku.)

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair: Volunteer!

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is searching for volunteers.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a prestigious science competition for students in grades 9-12, is gearing up for the 2014 finals and is recruiting volunteers to help run the Fair or serve as translators in Los Angeles on May 13 and 14.

PAX Prime: How to Raise Happy Geeks

PAX Prime 2012 / Photo: Tim Post

At PAX Prime 2013, GeekMoms and GeekDads joined together to present Raising the Next Generation of Geeks, enhanced by the presence of four geek offspring: the product, proof, and witnesses to our geek parenting practices.

Geek the Library Asks “What Do You Geek?”

Question from Geek the Library (photo courtesty

Geek the Library is a growing national program to get people excited about making connections between their personal passions and libraries, plus the synergy that brews when enthusiastic geeks and treasure troves of knowledge intersect.

Athletics, Films, Photos Abound at espnW During Summer of W

espnW is running  the Nine for IX film series Tuesdays at 8 p.m., starting July 2.

espnW fills our summers with cinematic sport starting July 2 with the Nine for iX films about women, by women. The newly designed espnW website also offers streamlined access to sports news, community, and support, plus a daily photo challenge.