Scientist Sign-up for SaS Great Lakes video calls
Please fill out the form below to be entered in a database of Great Lakes scientists who we can match with classrooms from across the region as part of the Students Ask Scientists (SaS): Great Lakes video calls program.
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What is the best email address to coordinate your SaS Great Lakes video call(s)?
What are your preferred pronouns?
OPTIONAL: In case of technical difficulties, is there a phone number you’d be willing to provide to the teacher you’ll be calling? If so, please provide below.
What is your job title?
What is your university or agency affiliation?
City where you work
State/Province where you work
What is your career stage? [choose all that apply]
What kind of scientist are you? [choose all that apply]
What Great Lakes topics would you feel comfortable talking about? [choose all that apply]
Agriculture (e.g. nutrient management)
Areas of Concern
Harmful Algal Blooms
Human Impacts on the Great Lakes
Resilient and/or Sustainable Communities
Traditional Ecological Knowledge
How many video calls are you willing to participate in annually? (Approx. 45 mins per call)
As many as needed
Can you present and engage in a Q&A session in languages other than English? If so, what language(s)?
OPTIONAL: Some of the classrooms we're working with will have a high percentage of under-represented minority students. Ideally we want them to meet a scientist that looks like them or can relate to the challenges they may face. This question is optional. Do you consider yourself a member of any of the following? [choose all that apply]
American Indian/Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
With what groups are you willing to meet? [choose all that apply]
Elementary school (Grades 4-5)
Middle school (Grades 6-8)
High school (Grades 9-12)
Informal youth groups (mixed ages)
Adult learners (Adult education)
Write a short bio to share with students (less than 200 words) introducing yourself. Ideas for things to include: where you’re from, educational background, job duties, something interesting about yourself.
OPTIONAL but encouraged: Email a photo of yourself (that will be sent with your bio to the teacher) to
with the heading "SaS Scientist Photo"
I will send my photo
I will not send my photo
OPTIONAL: If you have a link to a bio page or any descriptions of the work you do that you would like to pass along, please list those here:
OPTIONAL: If you’re on twitter and want to connect, share your Twitter handle. We are asking educators to use #GreatLakesSaS for any relevant tweets they post about the calls.
OPTIONAL: Prior to a classroom call, would you like to run through your presentation with an outreach specialist (or share a PowerPoint file) for feedback? If interested, we recommend doing this two weeks before your scheduled call.
Any other questions or comments about the SaS program? If so, feel free to share below.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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