April 2017 Ambassador Posts

Welcome back and thanks again for being a part of this effort to increase excitement for and literacy in STEM!

Below are suggested social media posts for April 2017. Feel free to make use of, adapt, or build your own posts inspired by the ones below.

As a reminder, here is the full list of hashtags you might consider using include:

  • #NYAS200 - For any content related to the Academy's history or 200th anniversary celebration
  • #STEMRoleModels or #ScienceHeroes - For mentors, role models, leaders in their field (past and present), and people of all ages doing inspiring work in STEM.
  • #FutureofSTEM - For posts focused on young people in STEM.
  • #TheNext200 - For posts focused on the future of STEM and/or the future of the Academy.
  • #IAmNYAS - When sharing your own or other Academy Members' STEM stories.

Note about images: The images that are included in this toolkit are only for use by Ambassadors for tweets related to Academy history and programs. Please do not share, use, or otherwise distribute any of these images for any other purpose.

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Week of April 2, 2017

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Historians help us understand what shapes our society. Simon Baatz offers an udpated @NYASciences history. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2n07nqV

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Historians help us understand how people, events, and organizations shape our society. In a newly updated volume, Simon Baatz sheds light on how the New York Academy of Sciences has shaped science over the past 200 years. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2n07nqV

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April is #AlcoholAwareness Month. Read the latest scientific research on addiction in this @NYASciences eBriefing. http://bit.nyas.org/2nZpdif

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April is National Alcoholism Awareness Month. From 2006-2010, excessive alcohol consumption led to 88,000 deaths according to the Centers for Disease Control. Read the latest scientific research on addiction in this eBriefing from the New York Academy of Sciences. http://bit.nyas.org/2nZpdif

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How will recent US executive orders impact scientists? Check out this new eBriefing from @NYASciences. #FutureofSTEM http://bit.nyas.org/2mpcPrM

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How will recent US executive orders focused on immigration impact scientists? Check out this new eBriefing from the New York Academy of Sciences. #FutureofSTEM http://bit.nyas.org/2mpcPrM

Week of April 9, 2017

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How would you celebrate your 200th birthday? @NYASciences did it with great stories and great friends! #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2n0c7MX

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How would you celebrate your 200th birthday? The New York Academy of Sciences did it with great stories and great friends! #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2n0c7MX

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On 4/22 scientists around the globe will gather to March for Science. The @NYASciences is one of 100+ supporters. http://bit.nyas.org/2n6P1bN

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On April 22 scientists in the US and around the globe will gather to March for Science. Will you join? The New York Academy of Sciences is one of 100+ supporters. http://bit.nyas.org/2n6P1bN

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Scientists can't isolate themselves in labs. This was Eunice Miner's philosophy, @NYASciences Director. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2h39prw

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“The time has long since passed when the scientist can afford to isolate himself in his laboratory or think of his discipline as a world unto itself. Today, more than any other time in history, disciplines interact with each other, and are dependent upon each other, both in a research and social sense.” -Eunice Miner, New York Academy of Sciences Executive Director, 1938. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2h39prw

Week of April 16, 2017

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Known early on as a city of commerce, it took the @NYASciences to help turn NYC into a city for science. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2orNqdE

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Known early on as a city of commerce, it took the New York Academy of Sciences and its Members to help turn New York City into a city for science. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2orNqdE

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Know any STEM-interested high school students? Check out this new @STEMAlliance summer program. #FutureofSTEM http://bit.nyas.org/2man1UZ

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Know any STEM-interested high school students who want to hone their scientific mindset this summer? Check out this summer program from the Global STEM Alliance. #FutureofSTEM http://bit.nyas.org/2man1UZ

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Have you heard of the #SDGs? @NYASciences is working w/ the @UN to mobilize scientists to tackle them. #TheNext200 http://bit.nyas.org/2mxeZpk

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Have you heard of the Sustainable Development Goals? The New York Academy of Sciences is working with the UN to mobilize scientists to help tackle them. #TheNext200 http://bit.nyas.org/2mxeZpk

Week of April 23, 2017

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In the early 1900s, 1000s of specimens were catalogued by @NYASciences for a natural survey of Puerto Rico. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2os3DiV

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In the early 1900s, thousands of plant & animal specimens were collected by the New York Academy of Sciences to create what was then the most complete natural history survey of Puerto Rico. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2os3DiV

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How do you grow a global scientific network? @NYASciences did it with democratic ideals & dedication. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2os95lR

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How do you grow a global scientific network? For the New York Academy of Sciences, it was through democratic ideals & a dedication to serious science. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2os95lR

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By 2050 it’s estimated that 70% of all people will live in cities. Is this good for children? #TheNext200 http://bit.nyas.org/2n02v57

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By 2050 it’s estimated that 70% of all people will live in cities. Is this good for children? It looks like it could be very good for them. #TheNext200 http://bit.nyas.org/2n02v57