Science Communications

Fellow Story

Wilkinson hyena research featured in National Geographic cover story

Christine Wilkinson is part of a network of researchers working to yield “greater understanding, respect and protection” for this misunderstood African predator.
March 18, 2024
Foundation News

Creating Connections for Communicating Science

Switzer Fellows learned principles of responsive listening, empathic communication, and making scientific messages memorable, in this online workshop facilitated by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.
March 14, 2024
Fellow Story

Building a Knowledge Action Network in the Indigenous communities of the South Pacific

Linwood Pendleton writes about his recent visit to South Pacific Indigenous members of the Ocean Knowledge Action Network in order to build trust and better understand the knowledge held by these communities, their needs and opportunities for more and better peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.
January 18, 2024
Fellow Story

Swain: climate researchers need support to become scientist-communicators

“Scientific institutions must create roles so that researchers can provide the deep public engagement necessary to respond effectively to the escalating impacts of climate change.”
December 22, 2023
Fellow Story

Santiago and Rodriguez-Cruz speak on climate change opinion and engagement in Puerto Rico

Sara Santiago moderated this conversation with Marija Verner, Luis Alexis Rodríguez-Cruz, and Ada Monzón about a recent global survey conducted by Meta and YPCCC, challenges and opportunities in the agricultural sector, and current initiatives to engage different audiences in Puerto Rico.
December 22, 2023
Fellow Story

Lave captures socio-ecological history of flooding in Wisconsin via news archives

“Wisconsin’s Driftless Area, an unglaciated region defined by steep river valley systems, has been plagued by chronic flooding in part due to Euro-American agricultural practices and anthropogenic climate change. The region, which has played a central role in environmental knowledge production, has a storied history of resilience practices and flood experience.”
December 22, 2023
Fellow Story

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson curates Climate Futurism exhibit

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson thinks a lot about the possible futures of our climate. Not just one ideal climate future, but a range of futures that could be better if we make some changes.
November 27, 2023
Fellow Story

Harp Falk: the Chesapeake Bay needs both heart and science to thrive

“To succeed in the next chapter of bay-saving, we’re going to have to widen conservation’s historically narrow lens… this isn’t just about one state, one agency, or one organization; this is an “all of the above” situation. We need to use the science and the data. But we also need to use our heart — our passion, our energy, our compassion and our courage.”
November 27, 2023
Fellow Story

Fraga wins Peter Raven science outreach award

Naomi Fraga was honored with the 2023 Peter Raven Award, given annually by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists to a plant systematist who has made exceptional efforts at outreach to non-scientists. According to a Facebook post by the...
September 27, 2023
Leadership Grant Grant

Resilient Roots Project: Centering Youth Climate Change Stories

This collaboration between Catalina Garzón-Galvis, StoryCenter and Frontline Catalysts will center the lived experiences, local knowledge, and innovation of migrant and first-generation youth in advancing solutions that strengthen community resilience to climate change.
July 18, 2023