*Images are from the ‘drawing for scientists’ section I led in a scicomm workshop at ESA’s 2014 annual meeting.
Researchers have demonstrated that drawing (even without training) can help clarify what you know, assist instructors in assessing student knowledge, and enhance public communication efforts. And, there is evidence that collaboration between scientists and artists may result in better science.
Continue reading “Illustrating Ecology…conferences, that is”
I’ve been penning the Drawn to Quebec illustrated column for over a month now, and the majority of my articles have been nature-inspired, naturally.
Continue reading “Sketchbook Snapshot: Sketches from “Drawn to Quebec””
1. Human details tangibly bring a story to life.
Being able to relate to a researcher is key to having an interest in what that person researches. When a science story includes the scientist, a reader can hope for a quirky anecdote, a personal revelation that is highly intriguing, or even a zany description of the scientist’s physical attributes. Continue reading “3 reasons why we should tell stories about scientists, not just science.”
Sometimes, it takes a screeching mob of crows to remind me to look up.
Here are a few shots from two spring prescribed burns I recently documented for Prince Albert National Park’s fire management team. Read a blog post about the project here, and visit my online gallery for an in-depth look at the burns.