August 2017 Ambassador Posts

Welcome back Bicentennial Ambassadors.

Below are suggested social media posts for August 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 August 6, 2017

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Congrats to the winners of the 2017 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists! @BlavatnikAwards #FutureofSTEM http://bit.nyas.org/2uXXXUA

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Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists! #FutureofSTEM http://bit.nyas.org/2uXXXUA

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7 million job openings in 2015 required #coding skills. We need to prepare kids for jobs of the future #FutureofSTEM http://bit.nyas.org/2tZIhfi

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A recent study showed that 7 million job openings in 2015 required coding skills. We need to prepare students for jobs of the future and it doesn’t have to be intimidating. #FutureofSTEM http://bit.nyas.org/2tZIhfi

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#PeerReview adds strength to the sciences. But do you know how it works & how you can be part of it? #FutureofSTEM http://bit.nyas.org/2ttLnta

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Peer review adds to the strength of the sciences. But do you know how it works and how you can be part of it? Learn more! #FutureofSTEM http://bit.nyas.org/2ttLnta



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For many, #oysters are a delicious treat. For NY Harbor, they are also a crucial aid to the ecosystem. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2tZZwgm

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In addition to being a delicious treat for many, oysters are also a crucial piece of the ecosystem in the New York Harbor. Learn more about these remarkable bivalves! #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2tZZwgm

Week of August 13, 2017

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We all know #junkfood is bad for us. But do you know what’s in that Twinkie by the checkout? @NYASNutr takes a look. http://bit.nyas.org/2tZOJ5Q

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We all know that junk food is bad for us. But do you know what’s in those Twinkies you see all the time at the store? The New York Academy of Sciences takes a look. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2tZOJ5Q



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Check out the range of @NYASciences #STEMmentor programs! Sign up to do your part to impact the #FutureOfSTEM: http://bit.nyas.org/2uxuWhC

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Check out the range of mentorship programs offered by the New York Academy of Sciences! Sign up to do your part to impact the #FutureOfSTEM: http://bit.nyas.org/2uxuWhC

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130 years ago this week @NYASciences helped organize the 1st NYC meeting of @AAAS. #Collaboration is key! #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2tZBO3X

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This week, 130 years ago, The New York Academy of Sciences coordinated the first ever NYC meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. Collaborating with others has always been key to success in the sciences! #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2tZBO3X

Week of August 20, 2017

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#Clinicaltrials are often the subject of heated debate. Hear what experts had to say at a recent @NYASciences event. http://bit.nyas.org/2tZuLbs

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How clinical trials are conducted in the US is regularly the subject of heated debate. Scientists and policymakers recently gathered at the New York Academy of Sciences to discuss the issues. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2tZuLbs

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People often think cities are entirely manmade, but there’s a lot more #biodiversity around than you think. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2uY8HCH

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People often think cities are entirely manmade, but there’s a lot more biodiversity around the corner than you think. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2uY8HCH

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What are the new frontiers in #MultipleSclerosis research? Genes & possible environmental triggers. #TheNext200 http://bit.nyas.org/2uYmlpo

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Learn about the next frontiers in multiple sclerosis research: susceptibility genes and possible environmental triggers. #TheNext200 http://bit.nyas.org/2uYmlpo



Week of August 27, 2017

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Weight gain from an unhealthy diet & sedentary lifestyle? @NYASNutr considers the role of urban planning. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2uXLBvM

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There are well-known reasons for weight gain: unhealthy diets, sedentary lifestyles, some diseases and medications. There might also be a subtler factor that’s less discussed - urban planning. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2uXLBvM

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Elephants are amazing animals. Hear reflections from a scientist who spent 30+ years with them in the field #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2tZq2GP

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Elephants are majestic and remarkable animals. Hear reflections from a scientist who spent over 30 years studying them in the field. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2tZq2GP

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Want to impact the #FutureofSTEM but don't know how to start? Become a mentor & role model to kids around the world! http://bit.nyas.org/2uZFruQ

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Want to change the future of STEM but don't know how to start? Become a mentor & role model to kids around the world! #FutureofSTEM http://bit.nyas.org/2uZFruQ