ConservationCrossroads thinCEED PhD students Carla Archibald and Rachel Friedman (pictured), at our University of Queensland node, have created a podcast series 'Conservation Crossroads' to share research with a broad audience.

Ten-minute episodes are interviews with researchers, and discuss the latest information and ideas behind current environmental issues.

“We are both motivated by making science accessible to a broad set of people, and connecting members of the scientific community, policy makers, and the general public,” Rachel said.

“Conservation Crossroads was born out of a desire to improve communication between scientists studying the environment and these other groups of people. 

“We are trying to highlight conservation issues that are timely and resonate with more than just academics - for example, citizen science or plastic pollution.

“Because we have access to leading researchers, we are hoping to highlight the research taking place in a way that relates to pressing environmental challenges."

The second episode of Conservation Crossroads has recently been released, where Carla and Rachel discuss citizen science with three researchers and leaders of citizen science projects.

And next?  “We have some episodes in the pipeline on topics like great apes and the Antarctic, but are always looking for the next issue of interest.”

Do you have an idea for an episode? Contact Rachel @YumMusings or Carla @CarlaWildlife on Twitter, or hashtag #ConservationCrossroads.

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