#SciCommChall in June: Let’s document a #dayofscience ! Join us! :-)

What if you documented a whole #dayofscience in pictures? From your commute, your first cup of coffee in the office, the chat with colleagues, the overflowing email inbox, your messy (or maybe totally neat and clean?) desk, your office plants, your lab safety gear, your teaching, your scicomm, your article editing, your data acquisition, your poster preparation, everything you do that day?

And what if you shared those pictures on social media? Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, anywhere you like. (Of course this part is not compulsory. If you are hesitant to do it, why not take the pictures and you can always decide for or against posting them later? And read other suggestions at the end of this post)

During the week June 18.-22. the Science-A-Thon will be happening, and a lot of people will do exactly what we described above, so you will be in good company! And it’s a great week for us in Kiel, too: It’s Kiel Week (the largest sailing event in the whole world! Tons of people in Kiel) and there is lots of science communication happening that (hopefully) makes for nice photo ops! And even in a “normal work week”, surely documenting a day is fun?

So after looking at what kind of pictures we could use to illustrate our work last month, this is our June #SciCommChall:

Document a day in your life as scientist (or scicommer or how ever you would call yourself) and share it with #dayofscience on social media!


P.S.: But what if I don’t want to have pictures of myself floating around the internet?

Even if you don’t want to show your face on the internet, I think it’s very interesting to think about how you would like to present yourself to the world if you were to document your day on social media. It is, for example, not necessary to include your face if you hate the idea. You could also take a figurine and have it stand in for you next to your coffee cup, looking at your computer screen, standing on your lab bench, whatever. I look forward to seeing all your creative ideas! 🙂

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