Resources

Everyone needs some handy resources about science, writing, and science writing, am I right?

Writing a Land Acknowledgement Resources: Every scientist should consider the land on which they work, study, and live and respectfully acknowledge who it belongs to. Check out some examples of land acknowledgements for your website, thesis, papers, and talks here.

Land and Territory Acknowledgement Examples

More Examples from Universities

Map of Native American Territories of US and Canada

USDAC Statement + Guide

Resources for Inclusive Conferences:

Resources on Accessibility

Ethical Lab Management and Inclusive Mentorship Resources:

University of Texas, Department Accountable Mentorship Agreement

Raguso Lab Mentoring Statement

Mentoring Program Resources

Statements of Mentorship Article

Mentorship Plans

Pathways to Science Mentorship Manual

Student-Centered Mentorship Training

Developing Student Scientific Identity

The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM

Social Insect Science Resources:

Global Map of all Social Insect Science Labs

The Handy Bee Manual and Identification Website

Pollen Identification Website

Research Award Resources:

Black Rock Forest Research Consortium Conservation Grants (NY; grad student and up)

Huyck Preserve Research Grants (NY; grad student and up)

Lacawac Research Grants (PA; undergraduate student and up)

Western Natural History Grant (Western USA; all)

Society for the Study of Evolution Graduate Student Research Grant

American Society of Naturalists Student Research Award

International Union for the Study of Social Insects Student Research Awards/Grants

Entomological Society of America Section Awards (SysEB, PIE, MUVE, PBT, National)

Scientific Illustrators:

Sul Scientific

Resources for Teaching:

A good starting list of resources dealing with cultural consciousness in our classrooms was compiled by Stonybrook.

Project Diversify about Diversity and Inclusion in Biology Education

Open access teaching modules for conservation educators produced by the AMNH can be found here.

Resources (of varying depth/usefulness) for educators working on genetics/cell biology.

A free, online Essentials of Environmental Science textbook (2016).

Biology Teaching Assistant Project Resources

The Quantitative Biology Education and Synthesis Project offers courses and resources for teaching quantitative biology skills to undergraduates

Writing about Science:

The homepage of Neuwrite, the international scientists and writers collaboration group (check out if your city has a chapter!)

The Journal of Literature and Science is a peer-reviewed academic journal where you might find a home for your “academic essays on the subject of literature and science, broadly defined.”

The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment has a members-only journal, ISLE, whih “publishes articles from literary scholars, environmental historians, specialists in the visual and performing arts, environmental philosophers, geographers, economists, ecologists, and scholars … [and] poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction pertinent to its thematic focus.” They also have a great ‘call for contributions’ page for you to find other opportunities, here. For their impressive list of literary journals, click here.

Science Writing (Professionally):

The National Association of Science Writers and their resources page (they even have an annual conference!)

The Society of Environmental Journalists and their library page which features blogs, books, and freelance resources (they also do events!)

Other Great Blogs:

Tenure, She Wrote is an excellent blog staffed by female academics in several disciplines; they discuss topics in academia, typically with a feminist bent (and by feminist I mean being critical of power differentials and inequality of all kinds, not just woman-centric!)

DIY MFA is a writer’s haven (if you follow my blog, you probably know how I feel about it already) and they have an engaging, frequently updated blog right on their homepage!

Resources (just for fun!):

Have a scientist you need to buy a gift for? Why not some gorgeous science-inspired jewelry made to satisfy every discipline!