#MORails #MOScience : Tweeting Live From The Field

2017-05-11T19:46:15Z (GMT) by Auriel Fournier
The combination of field work and social media, in this case twitter, presents a fantastic opportunity to share your science with the general public as it is happening. I will share my experiences, successes, and failures of three years of tweeting about my doctoral work (#MORails) studying the autumn migration of rails in wetlands across Missouri. Through text, pictures and video I've been able to share my work, and teach people around the world about wetland processes, their importance in the larger ecosystem, and why rails are so incredibly cool. I'll provide tips for how to tweet about your own work, create a hashtag, find an audience, and share your science.