I love getting commissioned by Cricket Media.You may know Cricket's publications and not even realize it. They are everywhere! (Most pediatricians, libraries and schools carry them.) MUSE Magazine got the Parents' Choice Gold Award in 2020. It caters to 9-14 year old readers.
As a kid I used to ask for subscriptions to various lines that Cricket publishes. (Yes I was a bookworm from the very beginning.) So, getting a chance to write for them is actually a dream come true.
This is my second Science @ Work article. Cricket bills MUSE Magazine as "The science and arts magazine for kids that’s spot on with the facts, but off-kilter with the jokes." My first article was published in March of 2020 and it featured the amazing Dr. Erin Argyilan of Indiana University.
The purpose of this portion of their magazine is to help highlight underrepresented populations working in the sciences, while also covering an interesting portion of the month's theme. Cricket's publications are great to support because they run an advertisement free zone for kids. Their mission is all about making learning fun.
My next article will run in September of 2021 and the theme is "Layers of Meaning."
It was our first time exploring this place as a family unit. The weather gods were kind, a rarity in Indiana during our tumultuous springs. It was great being able to introduce my menfolk (my fella Shawn, Baby Konrad and our pup Charlie) to this easy hike for the whole family.