We propose to use an innovative mechanism to create evergreen, widely sharable science content on deep biosphere science available to all, through the use of engaging videos and social media. The C-DEBI community is widespread and often deals with concepts that are not immediately understandable to K-16 students, or the general public. We will leverage a proven medium and build a collection of short (15-seconds) introductory videos using multimedia that can be broadcast on webpages, utilized in presentations and classroom lessons, and shared via social media. Through these short, easily digestible episodes and longer, in-depth features, we will provide widely usable content for the entire C-DEBI community, classroom and informal educators, and the science-interested/curious public. We will engage the broader C-DEBI community to disseminate their research, concentrating on graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, to create “elevator” pitches that will increase their professional development. Additionally, we will create content in Spanish to allow a wider audience to access the science of CDEBI. This project will create incredibly useful, free content for the entire community.
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