Teresa L Carey

 science writer  .  multi-media maker .  NatGeo Explorer .  uscg licensed captain

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The Fight to End Illegal Logging

BuzzFeed News

Meet the Scientists Using FOIA to See Their Competitor’s Grants


How do you toast a gene therapy trial? With tea.


The Dark Toll of Light Pollution

Smithsonian Magazine

How Women are Leading the Charge to Recycle Whole Houses

Multimedia Journalism Reel

Excerpts from videos, tv broadcast segments, and radio stories for NPR, PBS NewsHour, The Lens, Scientific American, and more.

PBS NewsHour

This restaurant takeout service swaps Styrofoam for sustainable

NPR Weekend Edition

Radio Story: The ‘Angels’ of the Appalachian Trail

Scientific American 

Sea Snails on Acid: A new study finds ocean acidification may be causing a trippy set of behaviors in sea snails.

Expedition Echo

A collaborative Hello Ocean research expedition. Teresa is the co-founder and producer for Hello Ocean.


Radio Story: Santa Cruz Doctor Close to a Cure for Deadly Mushroom Poisoning

Scientific American

Bringing Back the Nassau Grouper
2017 Beneath The Waves Film Festival

PBS NewsHour

This graveyard gives insight into the lives of stranded dolphins

Inside Science

How Building A Wall Can Save A Forest


A simple perspective on the American dream. Living big in small places.

PBS NewsHour

The Jones Act, explained (and what waiving it means for Puerto Rico)

PBS NewsHour

Smart guns exist. Why aren’t they on the market?

Science Notes

Scientists are studying how an increasingly acidic ocean will affect marine life near the shore.

One Simple QUESTion  

A feature length eco-documentary about a journey in a small sailboat to find a record-breaking iceberg. Written & produced by Teresa Carey.

The Mercury News

With San Clemente Dam Gone are Steelhead Trout About to Make a Comeback in the Carmel River?


Beyond Fashion: Designers Transform Prosthetic Leg Covers into Wearable Art


This musician transforms scientific data to elaborate melodies


Meet the artist who paints with DNA clues

PBS NewsHour

Decision over a tiny baitfish could sway the largest East Coast fishery


Your New Sex Ed Teacher is a Chatbot


Move the Sun, Save the Earth: A Plan That Could Relocate Our Solar System

My work is inspired by thousands of miles at sea as a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain. I care about stories that draw on the intersection of science, culture, and heart, providing a new perspective on the world. I love working with teams on multi-element projects that maximize community engagement. That’s why I co-founded Hello Ocean to support science through multi-media and research-under-sail expeditions. My recent appointments include UC Santa Cruz science journalism graduate program, and PBS NewsHour Science and Social Media Fellow, and science writer for the National Human Genome Research Institute. I’m currently a senior staff writer at Freethink and a National Geographic Explorer where I plan to continue using multi-media to inspire people to create solutions.

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