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Field Work in a Gas Station


I DON’T KNOW IF LOOKING FOR SPLATTERED BUGS IN A GAS STATION IS THE SAFEST ACTIVITY FOR A KID. However, I certainly think that this “Children’s guide to splattered bugs” is one of the coolest science outreach campaigns. It doesn’t takes much to get a kid’s attention on bugs and critters and what better than an urban field guide to identify crashed bugs.

Science outreach for kids at a ConocoPhillips gas station in Portland, OR.

Field guides for plants and animals are sometimes a bit technical and difficult to use if the person doesn’t has a basic knowledge of biology/taxonomy. Whoever designed this poster for ConocoPhillips made it simple yet catchy.

This original campaign not only intends to entertain kids while their parents are getting gas, it also helps to bridge the gap between animals and humans. All around the world big cities are taking over rural areas and animals are the ones paying the toll. It is awkward that as much as this sign is a great idea for science outreach, it is also a straightforward symbol witnessing human-made development taking over nature.

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