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The Museum of Science, Boston, is pleased to announce a new monthly blog series titled The Earth Around Us. Topical context for our exhibition and program experiences about this changing planet will be shared through the Museum’s website, newsletters, and LinkedIn pages. With an op-ed style and intriguing content that blends science and non-science research, these big-picture perspectives come from a leading activist in the nature and science museum sector. A geologist, museologist, and humanist with UK, Canadian, and US citizenships, he is an expert on the Anthropocene―shorthand in the Earth’s Timescale for humanity’s disruption of natural processes.
Emlyn Koster earned a BSc from the University of Sheffield and a PhD from the University of Ottawa. Fieldwork locations included three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A former board chair of the Geological Association of Canada, Institute for Learning Innovation, and Giant Screen Theater Association, he has been the chief executive of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, Ontario Science Centre, Liberty Science Center, and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. His platform for publishing, blogging, and advocacy centers on humanity’s disruption of natural processes is an adjunct professorship in Earth, Marine, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University. The scientific, educational, and cultural value of his career achievements have been internationally recognized by conference keynote addresses, peer awards, news profiles, and diplomatic missions.