My research doesn’t have an easy outreach component. There is only so much you can do to get K-12 students interested in the bioinformatics of indels. My colleague Dan Ksepka has a much better time getting the public interested in his research. Of course, he works on the giant fossil penguins of Peru (http://fossilpenguins.wordpress.com/). He recently gave a talk on penguin evolution to open NC State’s seminar series for research professionals. Luckily it has been archived online. So grab the munchkins, sit them in front of the monitor, and let them marvel the awesomeness of penguins the size of Danny Devito.