The Bee Report Podcast

Joe Wilson: Creating a children's book and effective science communication

March 27, 2020 Matt Kelly Season 1 Episode 6
The Bee Report Podcast
Joe Wilson: Creating a children's book and effective science communication
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The Bee Report Podcast
Joe Wilson: Creating a children's book and effective science communication
Mar 27, 2020 Season 1 Episode 6
Matt Kelly

This week on the podcast I'm talking with Joe Wilson, associate professor of biology at Utah State University. The very same Joe Wilson who you likely know from The Bees in Your Backyard – the book, the website and the prolific social media presence.

He and illustrator Jonny VanOrman have just published a brand new children's book called Bees are the Best. It's a whimsical little tale about discovering the diversity of bees in the world. And while Joe and I talk about creating the book itself, we also explore what goes into effective science communication.

Joe Wilson:
• Website: https://www.beesinyourbackyard.com/
• Twitter: @BeesBackyard
• YouTube: https://bit.ly/2WOe98u

WEEKLY UPDATE:
• AI analysis suggests we're getting better at wildlife conservation (EurekAlert/Cell Press) https://bit.ly/2y6BGXT

• What motivates sales of pollinator-friendly plants? (EurekAlert/American Society for Horticultural Science) https://bit.ly/2Jf4Iac

• How ‘undertaker’ bees recognize dead comrades (Science) https://bit.ly/2UiVqjL

• Scientists transform ultra-tough pollen into flexible material (EurekAlert/Nanyang Technological University) https://bit.ly/3buQ6Qc

Please subscribe to the Bee Report Podcast. Leave a 5-star rating and review. And visit TheBeeReport.com to sign up for the newsletter to stay connected to the world of bees.

Thoughts, questions or comments? Get in touch at tbr@bymattkelly.com.

Show Notes

This week on the podcast I'm talking with Joe Wilson, associate professor of biology at Utah State University. The very same Joe Wilson who you likely know from The Bees in Your Backyard – the book, the website and the prolific social media presence.

He and illustrator Jonny VanOrman have just published a brand new children's book called Bees are the Best. It's a whimsical little tale about discovering the diversity of bees in the world. And while Joe and I talk about creating the book itself, we also explore what goes into effective science communication.

Joe Wilson:
• Website: https://www.beesinyourbackyard.com/
• Twitter: @BeesBackyard
• YouTube: https://bit.ly/2WOe98u

WEEKLY UPDATE:
• AI analysis suggests we're getting better at wildlife conservation (EurekAlert/Cell Press) https://bit.ly/2y6BGXT

• What motivates sales of pollinator-friendly plants? (EurekAlert/American Society for Horticultural Science) https://bit.ly/2Jf4Iac

• How ‘undertaker’ bees recognize dead comrades (Science) https://bit.ly/2UiVqjL

• Scientists transform ultra-tough pollen into flexible material (EurekAlert/Nanyang Technological University) https://bit.ly/3buQ6Qc

Please subscribe to the Bee Report Podcast. Leave a 5-star rating and review. And visit TheBeeReport.com to sign up for the newsletter to stay connected to the world of bees.

Thoughts, questions or comments? Get in touch at tbr@bymattkelly.com.