Climate change is one of the biggest problems facing humanity and life on Earth today, and one of the most fundamentally misunderstood scientific theories is evolution. You’ve probably heard about climate change and evolution in the news and on social media, but what are these concepts, and how do we know they’re ‘real’? We’ve made the site to help you understand more about both of these concepts and answer some questions, such as:
- How do we know the Earth is warming, and where does the data come from?
- What are the implications of a rapidly changing climate?
- What is evolution?
- How do we know evolution took place, and where does the data come from?
- Why is it important to understand climate change and evolution?
A Virtual Classroom: How Time Scavengers Works
This website is designed to provide you with the geologic foundation necessary to understand science related to climate change and evolution. We strongly suggest you begin by reading pages under ‘Introductory Material’ to understand general science terms, the concepts of geologic time and how we correlate the rock record, what the field of paleoclimatology entails, and what paleontology is and the fossil record. The pages under ‘Introductory Material’ can be found below:
Climate Change and Evolution
Into the World of Scientists
Our ‘Paleo, LIVE!’ section contains one page that explains in more detail what, specifically, Jen and Adriane study, along with three blogs: Field Excursions, Education and Outreach, and Science Bytes. ‘Field Excursions’ will highlight the field work we do and what we hope to accomplish. The ‘Education and Outreach’ blog showcases the community service we do and how we communicate science to the public. Our ‘Science Bytes’ blog will cover all aspects of being a scientist, from publishing papers and the peer review process, to information related to our own personal research experiences. Our hope with this portion of our website is to bring you into our worlds, so you may better understand the life of scientists and the rigorous processes we go through in search of scientific truths.
Meet Scientists, Read Science News!
Our ‘Climate and Paleo News’ section will feature new published science papers and fossil discoveries, and break down why these papers and scientific finds are important. Our ‘Meet the Scientist’ page will introduce you to geoscientists across different disciplines in paleontology and paleoclimatology. Be sure to subscribe to our site and follow us on Twitter to read the latest science news and posts from scientists!
To any geoscientists that have made it to our site: if you would like to write a post for our ‘Meet the Scientist’ blog, please contact us! Our focus is on research broadly related to the ocean, climate, and evolution, but we would love to feature a greater diversity of research areas!
The Tilly Edinger Travel Grant for Students and Avocational Scientists
A major goal of Time Scavengers is to make the geosciences more accessible to everyone, through easy-to-understand text, images, and blogs. Major structural and socio-economic hurdles today, however, make it difficult to nearly impossible for certain groups to attend conferences and participate in the broader geoscience community. One of the major barriers to overcome is the cost of attending such events, which are critical to forming new friendships, finding mentors and advisors, and learning about cutting-edge science.
The Tilly Edinger Travel Grant for students and avocational scientists is designed to help offset the costs of conferences, thus increasing accessibility of these events. Unlike other travel grants, Time Scavengers pays the cost of conference registration fees up front instead of through reimbursement, thus taking some financial burden off the participants.