Science Communication


I enjoy doing science communication for a variety of audiences and using a variety of mediums. I have given many talks and presentations about scientific research to the public, organized public science days, as well as written research summaries, educational materials, and news releases. I have also presented my research at scientific conferences and written peer reviewed journal articles and papers for symposium proceedings. In addition to *doing* science communication, I enjoy helping students and scientists learn to better communicate their work to the public.

Below are examples of some of my written science communication products. Please contact me if you would like to discuss ways I can help you with your science communication needs whether that be by producing materials or through training.

For the Public:

Research Summaries
2008 Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring Research Project Summary, January 2009

Restoring American Chestnuts to Mammoth Cave National Park Research Project Summary, December 2007

Educational Materials
Arizona BatWatch postcard

Arizona BatWatch bookmark

Newsletters
Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning January 2016 Highlights

Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning November 2015 Highlights

Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning October 2015 Highlights

Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning June 2015 Highlights

For Scientists and Resource Managers:

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Trimboli, Shannon R. and T. K. Philips. 2011. Description of a New Species of Meziomorphum Pic (Coleoptera: Ptinidae) from the Western Cape Region of South Africa. Coleopterists Bulletin 65(2): 109–114

Symposium Proceedings
Trimboli, Shannon R. 2016. Citizen Science at Mammoth Cave National Park: Integrating Research and Education. In Proceedings for Celebrating the Diversity of Research in the Mammoth Cave Region: 11th Research Symposium at Mammoth Cave National Park. Mammoth Cave, KY.

Trimboli, Shannon R. Rickard S. Toomey, III, Kim Weber, and Susan Ryan. 2016. An Overview of the Reverse Flow Patterns of River Styx in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky: 2009-2012. In Proceedings for Celebrating the Diversity of Research in the Mammoth Cave Region: 11th Research Symposium at Mammoth Cave National Park. Mammoth Cave, KY.

Trimboli, Shannon and Rick Toomey. 2016. Developing a citizen science program that supports your park’s resource management and monitoring needs. In Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 2015 GWS Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. Hancock, MI: The George Wright Society.

Trimboli, Shannon, Rick Toomey, Kim Weber, Susan Ryan. 2011. The Misbehaving Spring: Studying Unique Underground River Flow Patterns with Advanced Middle School Science Students. In Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 2011 GWS Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. Hancock, MI: The George Wright Society.