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Karen Romano Young
writer • artist • deep-sea diver • polar explorer •comics creator
My new book ANTARCTICA:
THE MELTING CONTINENT, with
illustrations by Angela Hsieh, was named to the New York Public Library
Best Books of 2022 list AND is a
National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2023!
...Appears weekly on the American Geophysical Union website.
... Began in June 2017 when I received an Antarctic Artists and Writers Grant from the National Science Foundation to go to Palmer Station with a team of scientists from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.
... Continued at Palmer Station March - May 2018.
... Carries on telling stories of climate change and science research.
... Featured coral restoration projects in the Florida Keys during my Waypoint Fellowship in Key Largo.
... Covered International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 379 January - March 2019 where I was artist-at-sea -- in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica!
... Sponsored two science comic contests for students grades 5 to 12 in partnership with Muse magazine, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ScienceFriday Education, and the International Ocean Discovery Program.
...Was presented at the American Geophysical Union annual conference in 2017-2019.
...Went on display at the Geological Society of America annual meeting, 2019.
... Can help you reach new audiences and provide you with outreach tools.
... Is dedicated to telling stories of climate change and science research, and public policy.
All #AntarcticLog strips are licensed under a Creative Commons Licence CC BY-NC-ND They are free for educational and personal use, but not for commercial use. The material must be not be used for derivative works without permission, and should always cite the source, Karen Romano Young/antarcticlog.com
See the latest comics on the
American Geophysical Union
Preview I Was a Kid, a new comic series with the goal of bringing young people into the sciences.
Go to comics gallery.
See latest comics at Sharing Science, the American Geophysical Union's science communication site.
See 2017-2018 comics.
Share comics with students.
See contest winners.
Work with me
for your outreach, comics,
or illustration needs.
See how scientists are using cartoons.
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