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We hosted WK 15 – Beyond the Written Word: Advancing Ecology Communication Through Multimedia – in order to advance scicomm skills and expose participants to various types of media.

The following information details what the 2014 workshop was about, and highlights both the instructors and some of the content that was produced by participants and instructors alike.

Workshop products

Meet the team

Co-organizers/instructors:

Chris Creese: Audio/Video
Chris Creese: Audio/Video lead
Clarisse Hart: Writing
Clarisse Hart: Writing lead
Holly Menninger: Editor-in-chief; EcoTone Liason; Writing contributor
Holly Menninger: Editor-in-chief; EcoTone Liason; Writing contributor
Bethann G. Merkle: Webmaster; Sketching lead
Bethann G. Merkle: Webmaster; Sketching lead

Contributing instructors:

Perrin Ireland: Sketching contributor
Perrin Ireland: Sketching contributor
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Ben Young Landis: Contributor
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Molly Mehling: Photography lead

Workshop Description

WHO:
  • No previous sci-comm experience is necessary.
  • Our workshop targets ecologists, educators, and communicators – those looking to expand their toolbox, and those curious to test the waters of science communication for the first time.

WHAT: 
  • Click here for a detailed workshop description.
  • Workshop: Hands-on micro-workshops in audio, illustration, photography, video and writing
  • Outcomes: Experience with basic (free) tools and apps; exposure to multimedia communication
  • Product: Here’s the most exciting part of the workshop: you’ll form a small team with workshop presenters and other participants to plan and produce a multimedia project covering some aspect of the science at the meeting. We’ll even provide a platform for you to share these multimedia pieces with the world: a special series published right here and on the EcoTone blog. And don’t worry – we’re not looking for journalistic masterpieces, and we know everyone has a story to tell.

WHEN/Where
  • Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
  • Sacramento Convention Center, Room 301

WHY: 

  • We’re empowering ecologists to better communicate the stories of our science (including stories about the people doing the science) in creative and compelling ways.
  • We will give you tools – and confidence – to engage, communicate, and create!