”Everybody can become a scientist…We all use science every day of our lives”

Alison Brown on Green Connections Radio



What’s the science in sports? It’s in the human body, the physics of how sports equipment works, such as the impact of the length of the stick on how its thrown by whom. Then there’s coding, and energy and how their own building works.


Alison Brown, the CEO of the Science Museum of Minnesota shares her enthusiasm for science – and how to tell the science story in way that engages, inspires and educates kids of all ages – with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

You’ll hear:

  • What “sportsology” is and how it works
  • What Legos has to do with coding.
  • How they reduced the energy use and CO2 emissions of their building by 55%, saving about $300K.
  • Great tips for what organizations can do to foster diversity.

And,…how a “practice interview” changed her life and what we can all learn from her experience.

“Climate change as a topic doesn’t resonate with people. They need to see how it…affects their lives…Show it through examples so they can better understand its impact.”

Alison Brown on Green Connections Radio

What did YOU hear Alison and Joan say?  Tweet it to us at @joanmichelson and post it on our Green Connections Facebook page, or email it to us at info@greenconnectionsradio.com

You might also want to listen to Joan’s interviews with:

  • Ellen Williams, Ph.D, then-head of ARPA-E, the innovation arm of the Dept. of Energy on energy innovation.
  • Joan Wages, head of the soon-to-be, National Women’s History Museum
  • Dayna Reggero, filmmaker telling the stories of those affected by climate change.
  • Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist, Professor at University of Texas and Time 100 Pioneer on teaching climate science.

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