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Watch Astronaut Instructor and Flight Controller Theresa Parks at Work

I’m an astronaut instructor and flight controller. That means that I teach astronauts all about their spacesuits and how to get ready for a spacewalk. Then, I work in Mission Control when the astronauts go on spacewalks and do all of those activities on the space station. As early as I can remember, I’ve always …

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Watch Forest and Natural Resources Researcher Ellen Crocker at Work

Ellen Crocker is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. She works on a wide range of research, education, and outreach related to threats to forests and sustainable management approaches. I love talking with people about their trees and how to keep their forests healthy. I …

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Watch Behavioral Ecologist Researcher Rachael Bonoan at Work

Post-doctoral Researcher, Tufts University and Washington State University. This plant, which looks like a giant dandelion, is called Salsify. You can eat its roots! Hi, I’m Rachael! I’ve been studying insects for eight years, but I’ve been observing them for most of my life. As a kid, I spent summer evenings collecting June bugs, moths, …

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What does a Geologist do? Watch Geologist Dr. Tamie Jovanelly at Work

I am a geologist and I teach at a college. Geology is a fascinating science, because it lets me think about rocks and minerals, volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, plate tectonics, climate change, and water. I grew up on an acre of land outside of south Detroit (Wayne, Michigan). As a kid, my dog and I would …

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Animal Keeper Job Description: Watch Animal Keeper Deidre Ousterhout Save Animals at Work

Currently I work as an Ambassador Animals Keeper at Zoo Atlanta in Georgia. That means I care for, train, and monitor the health, wellbeing, and safety of the Zoo’s education animals. But my favorite part of my job is talking to the public about the importance of wildlife and the ways we can help them …

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What does a Meteorologist do? Watch Meteorologist Chelsea Andrews at Work

As a meteorologist, I create my own forecast and build the graphics you see on-air. To create a forecast, I check current conditions, look at several different computer models, and use my knowledge of Central Texas weather patterns to determine what the temperatures, wind speeds, and rain chances will likely be for the next several …

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Storm Photos Of The Year 2022

Heads-up, storm photographers! This year’s winners of the second annual Storm Photos of the Year competition are out. Created and organized by renowned photographer Mike Olbinsky, “The Stormys”, as the competition is called, is a celebration of the passion and dedication of storm photographers, both professionals and amateurs alike. Olbinsky hopes to recognize the skills …

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