September 24, 2012

NationalGuardSoldiersApplyCamouflageFacePaint

by Christine Hoekenga

North Dakota National Guard recruits practice applying camouflage face paint as part of their training. Chemists from the University of Southern Mississippi are formulating a new silicon-based paint that can reflect the intense heat of a bomb blast or fire. Image: Senior Master Sgt. David Lipp, courtesy of The U.S. National Guard (CC).

Christine Hoekenga

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Christine is a freelance writer, editor, and content strategist, specializing in science and nature. She holds an Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Media Studies and a Master's of Science Writing. She has been working in science communication and education for nearly a decade as a journalist, an organizer for conservation groups, and a museum educator. Before joining the Visionlearning team, she served as the New Media and Online Community Manager for the Webby award-winning Smithsonian Ocean Portal. Christine is assisting Visionlearning with developing new modules and glossary terms, managing the blog, and outreach through social media.