Who should volunteer? Зачем быть волонтером?


As a SEED volunteer I can …

Answer science questions as a SEED expert

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SEED Photo Caption Contest!


Welcome to one of SEED's photo caption contests! How does it work? All you have to do is to submit captions for what you think is being said or thought in each of the photos below. It's easy and fun!Photo 1

But wait! Those are photos of ... vultures! Aren't they?

Your Safety is in Your Hands


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My company is big on safety. All employees take lessons and are tested on things like road safety, fire safety, office safety, and more. It keeps us safe on and off the job.

One of the safety videos I remember from many years back was on personal health and safety. I.e., keeping our own selves safe in common places, like the office. The video was graphic. It showed how a simple personal artifact (a wedding ring) could do a lot of damage to a person's finger and hand if it gets caught in a drawer. Necklaces, watches, earrings, and any type of jewelry can be hazardous in certain environments, like in a construction zone or oil rig. The video didn't say you should never wear any type of jewelry. But it did remind us to be aware of ourselves and our situations, and that in certain environments jewelry should not be worn.

Child's Play


Legos, Fun, Play, Learning, SEED, PlanetSEEDEvery Wednesday is Lego day in our house. After school, homework, and naps are done, my kids and I walk to our local library to take part in Lego Club. It's a simple concept: kids + Legos = fun.  There's nothing more to it than that.

My Favorite Science Apps


Mobile technology is transforming how people communicate and how they learn. I’m particularly excited about the learning part! I have an iPhone and an iPad, and on both I have collections of apps for various things: music, language, and notes, among others. But the collection I enjoy the most is the one for science. I’d like to share some of what I consider among the best science apps I have found. These certainly are my favorites.


June Gloom


Gloom, June, San DiegoI am a native San Diegan, and I have lived here for all but 12 years of my life. Given that this city is considered to have the best weather on the planet, I have become spoiled for warm sunny days almost all year long.

Except in June.