Many people think science needs to be hard, or boring, or complicated. That's not true at all. Science is exciting! Sadly, enough people have had bad experiences with terrible science teachers that they've missed the chance to discover the amazing things that exist in the world around them. The end result of this is a society in which scientific literacy is not prized. In days past, figures like Richard Feynman, Neil Degrasse Tyson and Bill Nye brought science to the public. However, nobody has stepped up to continue their proud tradition. Even the specialty networks like Discovery or The Learning Channel would rather broadcast shows about ice loggers or ancient aliens than actual science. Today, we are stepping up. We plan to make a series of videos about everyday, accessible science. The average person might not care about Quantum Thermodynamics, but would probably interested to know how their fridge works.
The host of these videos will be me, Steve Maguire. I am completing my PhD in chemistry at the University of Ottawa. I have been passionate about science from a young age. I have extensive teaching experience in one-on-one tutoring sessions, in lab settings, in group review sessions and as an instructor at the University of British Columbia. I have been told repeatedly that things seem so simple when I explain them. I also have a theatre background which has taught me effective public speaking.
These videos will form the core of a portfolio that we can shop around to networks and funding agencies. With enough public support, we can get science education back onto the air where it belongs.