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April 2019 Ambassador Posts

Considering the Climate Ahead of Earth Day

Every year since 1970, April 22nd has marked a global celebration of our planet, as well as an international call to continue to work for environmental protection. Here at the Academy, climate change is a regular topic at our meetings and in our publications throughout the year, but this month we want to draw extra attention to the importance of having scientists at the table when thinking about how to address climate change. And we invite you to help us spread this message with some of the posts below.

As a reminder, here are some hashtags you can include in your posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or other preferred social media channels:

  • #IAmNYAS - When sharing your own or other Academy Members' stories.
  • #STEMHorizons - For posts focused on the future of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and how STEM can address society's challenges.
  • #FutureofSTEM - For posts focused on young people in STEM.

Note about images: The images included here are only for use by Ambassadors for posts related to the Academy and its programs. Please do not share, use, or otherwise distribute any of these images for any other purpose.

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Early April Posts

Post 1 - Addressing Challenges Together

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We know that diverse teams produce better results, but have you had a chance to participate in one? The @NYASciences' Junior Academy brings young people from around the globe together with experts, using challenges to build #STEM skills. #FutureofSTEM

Post 2 - Ethical Machines

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Machine learning and artificial intelligence promise to make our world more efficient, but how can we make sure that they also uphold values of fairness and justice. Watch this video from @NYASciences to learn more: #STEMHorizons

Post 3 - Where Science Lives

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When we think about scientists, we often think of people working quietly in the lab, dressed in white coats. But science happens everywhere. Meet a scientist from the @NYASciences community whose "lab" is the world's oceans: #IAmNYAS

Mid-April Posts

Post 1 - Cities and Climate

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According to the UN, 55% of the world’s population lives in cities, and that number is expected to grow to 70% by 2050. Learn more about the role cities can play in addressing #climatechange in this video from @NYASciences: #STEMHorizons #EarthDay


Post 2 - Trying Out New Careers

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You don't always know what career path you'll end up going down until you try something new. That's @NYASciences mentor Dessy Natalia's story. She went from being a chemist to a chemistry teacher after serving as an afterschool mentor. #FutureofSTEM

Post 3 - At the Forefront

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Hear perspectives from three @NYASciences Members working at the forefront of climate science to better understand the impact of #climatechange on specific ecosystems and what can be done about it: #STEMHorizons #EarthDay