Hi, I am Mirjam.
Oceanographer, science educator & communicator.
Always curious, and that sometimes becomes a problem.
Welcome to my website!
My blog “Adventures in Oceanography and Teaching“
I started my blog in August 2013 as a postdoctoral researcher in physical oceanography at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, in order to document my “adventures in oceanography and teaching”. The focus was on hands-on experiments and other practical activities to increase student engagement, and that has stayed one of my main interest over the years, although I go through phases in terms of topics of interest and also frequency and length of blog posts. Currently, I write mainly about
- experiments that can be done with household items, and how to use them in teaching and science communication (“Kitchen oceanography“)
- hyper-local expeditions to connect theoretical concepts with the real world (“Wave watching” — here I show you lots of pictures from where I encounter water in my real life and can’t help documenting)
- what I consider interesting ideas on learning and teaching. I write about my own ideas and experiences, but also about literature that touched me in some way
Picture courtesy of Sebi Berens (www.sebiberensphoto.com / @sebiberensphoto). Pullover courtesy of Anna & her mom :-)