Please note: I am currently on hiatus from everything in my life due to a medical condition.

If I owe you an email or other response, I do apologize.

I plan to recover fully, but until then I am very sensitive to light and have limited screentime.

Tippy Ki Yay!

There’s a thing about me on the Medium, written by the brilliant and lovely Tippy, aka Thalia Patrinos.

Dr. Mermaid saves the world – and shows everyone how sexy science is.

This is what I do, apparently:

When Dr. Tillinger is not teaching climate science in the ordinary places where one would expect to find it, such as the Marymount Manhattan College or the American Museum of Natural History, she can be found blowing minds at popular outdoor festivals like Burning Man and Gratitude Migration. Her alias at these unlikely places is “Dr. Mermaid,” and her ultimate goal is making science education more accessible to the public.

View at Medium.com

The Facts & Feels of Climate Change

Now that I’ve updated those resources….

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/449661085425096/

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-facts-feels-of-climate-change-tickets-33544295892

The Facts and Feels of Climate Change with Dr. Mermaid
Sunday, April 23rd

You know that climate change is happening. You know that it is bad. You know that you have feelings on the subject. But you may not know how the climate system works, where current global warming fits in the larger story of the Earth, or how truly connected we are to the physics of the universe. In this class, we will cover basics of the climate system, snappy comebacks for science deniers, and a whole bunch of really cool shit about the Earth.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

***If you are a community organizer, artist, or protestor who cannot afford this, please email tillinger@gmail.com.***

Dr. Debra Tillinger teaches the science of climate change to the general public, other educators, and students of all ages. She works at the American Museum of Natural history as an adjunct visiting scientist in the graduate education program and as an educator for the Our Earth’s Future series. Our Earth’s Future, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, has provided informal after-hours classes, one-day intensives, and several online courses. The program won the 2015 REVERE award for teaching “Beyond the Classroom.” Her work also includes teaching in-service educators the science of climate change and contributing to the development of a project-based climate curriculum for public schools.

Dr. Tillinger holds a Ph.D. in ocean and climate physics from Columbia University and teaches courses on physics, natural disasters, and oceanography at Marymount Manhattan College and CUNY. In addition to formal science education, Dr. Tillinger also presents scientific information through the arts in character as “Dr. Mermaid,” at venues including TEDxBlackRockCity, Gratitude Migration Festival, the annual Mermaid Lagoon Fundraiser, and Bushwick’s House of Light.

Her lovely assistant, Madame Vivien V, began her career as a drag queen over four years ago. Since, Madame has become a strong presence in the New York nightlife scene. She is the first and only drag queen in history to have spoken and performed at New York City Hall, has consecutively won Circus Performer of the Year at the past two Brooklyn Nightlife Awards for her work as a licensed fire artist, and was nominated for a Manhattan Glam Award. A graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute, she produces events to excite, entertain, but also encourage community. She is member of the entertainment team at House of Yes and the founder of the erotic variety show Bordello. You can most easily find her on Instagram or in your husband’s bed.

Would you like to know how climate change works?

Here is a free online class that I developed at the American Museum of Natural History.

Here is the first resource that I generally recommend on the subject: What We Know

And here is the next class I’ll be teaching for the public at the American Museum of Natural History.

I teach the basic science of climate change to anyone who would like to understand how our climate system works, how it has changed in the past, how we know so much about it, and/or what will happen next. Sometimes I teach at museums, sometimes I teach college classes, sometimes I teach other teachers, and every so often I appear as Dr. Mermaid at festivals, fundraisers, and the annual Mermaid Lagoon.