Geologian popularisointia Amerikan malliin - lehtori Nick Zentner on valloittanut television ja Youtuben

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Heinonen , J S 2017 , ' Geologian popularisointia Amerikan malliin - lehtori Nick Zentner on valloittanut television ja Youtuben ' , Geologi , Vuosikerta. 69 , Nro 4 , Sivut 122-126 .

Title: Geologian popularisointia Amerikan malliin - lehtori Nick Zentner on valloittanut television ja Youtuben
Alternative title: Popularizing geology in the American way - lecturer Nick Zentner has conquered television and YouTube
Author: Heinonen, Jussi S.
Contributor organization: Geotieteiden ja maantieteen osasto
Date: 2017-09-18
Language: fin
Number of pages: 5
Belongs to series: Geologi
ISSN: 0046-5720
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/313853
Abstract: Nick Zentner is a senior lecturer at the Department of Geological Sciences of the Central Washington University (CWU), United States. After accidentally ending up with studying geology, he built up interest in its narrative aspects and started working at the CWU in 1992. Initially he was a technician, but he was also responsible for community outreach. He started gaining wider popularity among locals via the University’s own television channel, on which he hosted a geology talk show with other CWU geologists as guests. Today, he has released several highly viewed videos in YouTube, he runs his own geology show on a regional television channel, and guides open-to-all geological excursions in Washington State and its surroundings. The University has acknowledged his contributions in the popularization of geology as a part of his job description. Nick highlights that general interest, rehearsing of public performance, genuineness, and humbleness are the most important characteristics of a science popularizer. An e-mail list that anyone can subscribe to is an important tool in informing his audiences about upcoming public events. Nick’s examples can help those who are interested in popularizing geology in Finland. YouTube would probably be one of the most easily accessible platforms for such projects in the future. It is worth noting, however, that when narrating stories about billion-year-or-more old rocks, the approach should be somewhat different than in the geologically active northwestern United States.
Description: Englanninkielinen abstrakti
Subject: 1171 Geotieteet
Usage restriction: openAccess
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