How Filmmakers and Conservationists Connect People, Nature and Climate

Grant Type: 

  • Network Innovation


Award Date: 

February 2012




Oakland, CA

Switzer Fellows Kristy Deiner and Matt Hamilton developed a workshop for the 2012 Society for Conservation Biology annual meeting of the North America section, held in Oakland, CA.  The workshop focused on educating conservation practitioners on ways to effectively communicate science and conservation issues through film.  The workshop was followed by a networking event with conservationists, film makers, producers, educators and production companies.  Switzer Fellows participating in the workshop are also involved with producing a how-to manual for effectively communicating conservation and environmental messages which will soon be made available for practitioners on the Filmmakers for Conservation website.   Read more about the workshop, with links to associated materials on conservation filmmaking.

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