Best of Blue Dot: Rocking out with geophysicist Mika McKinnon
Host Dave Schlom is joined by Canadian geophysicist and fellow science communicator Mika McKinnon to talk about their mutual passion for the Earth Sciences, especially geology!
From rocks to plate tectonics, volcanoes on Earth and Mars, it's a wide-ranging conversation with a focus on the solid crust beneath our feet and the rocks you can hold in your hand that tell magnificent stories of times of trauma, upheaval, and peaceful times in the 4.6 billion year history of our planet.
A world-class and award-winning science communicator (she was the recipient of the prestigious E.R. Ward Neale Award in 2022 from the Geological Association of Canada for her tireless work sharing the earth sciences with her fellow Canadians) who has worked as a science consultant for shows like the Stargate franchise, Star Trek: Discovery and Madame Secretary.