I’m about to head off to my first full day at the AGU Fall Meeting here in San Francisco, and I couldn’t be more excited. The massive size of the conference (and those terrifying escalators) is a little intimidating, but I’m thrilled to be here along with the thousands of geoscientists that have descended on the city.
I’m also really excited because a script I wrote for Minute Earth was just published yesterday. Animated by the fantastic PhD Comics, it’s all about liquefactiton (and it involves pirates…kind of) It’s already at over 150,000 views, which is incredible. Check it out:
I’ll be wandering around the conference with my camera and notepad doing journalisty things, but I’m also hoping to get some great material for this blog, and to do that, I need your help. Yes, yours. I want to hear all about your research. I want to know what your favorite mineral is, so that I can keep writing absurd weekly posts about all the incredible substances that make up rocks. I want to hear your crazy field story about that time when you were out in the middle of nowhere and all of a sudden…
See, I can’t fill in that blank, but I’m betting that a story just sprung into your head. Tell me about it!
If you can help answer any of these questions, or just want to say hi, and don’t want to wait on a chance meeting somewhere in the bowels of the Moscone Center, let me know in a comment, or e-mail me at griggs [dot] marybeth [at] gmail.com or tweet me @MaryBethGriggs There are so many communication options, and I really do want to hear from you.