#MySciComm: Sarah Chevalier Prather on curating science-exhibit research and development for interactive science museums

This week, Sarah Chevalier Prather responds to the #MySciComm questions! Sarah Chevalier Prather is a Museum Consultant who earned her PhD in Neuroscience from Emory University and a BSE in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.  After graduate school, Sarah forged a path into the world of exhibit research, development, and evaluation in interactive science and … Continue reading #MySciComm: Sarah Chevalier Prather on curating science-exhibit research and development for interactive science museums

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#MySciComm: Bethann Garramon Merkle on merging art and science to enhance scicomm

This week, Bethann Garramon Merkle responds to the #MySciComm questions! Bethann is an artist, writer, instructor, editor, and consultant who blends visual storytelling and science communication. She's also a SciComm Section co-founder, the section chair-elect, and our webmaster. She is passionate about a) integrating drawing into education, research, and communication efforts, and b) the role … Continue reading #MySciComm: Bethann Garramon Merkle on merging art and science to enhance scicomm

#Sketchyourscience a hit at #ESA100…so what?

https://twitter.com/commnatural/status/633327287291637760 At ESA's annual conference/meeting (#ESA100) our section had a booth at which we encouraged folks to sketch their science. We were blown away by how many people enthusiastically did so. https://twitter.com/commnatural/status/630775171805114368 https://twitter.com/commnatural/status/630775171800895488 All that #sketchyourscience fun in one place One of our co-founders, Bethann Garramon Merkle (@commnatural), pulled together a Storify (basically a blog post of tweets … Continue reading #Sketchyourscience a hit at #ESA100…so what?

Drawn to Ecology: How sketch notes can enhance your science experience

Enhance your sketching toolkit at the #ESA100 "Communicating Science Vividly" workshop! Guest post by Bethann Garramon Merkle Everyone can sketch - even you. https://twitter.com/johannavarner/status/498584519906058240 Researchers have demonstrated that drawing (even without training) can: aid learning & memorization help clarify what you know enhance research methodology improve value of student assessments enhance creativity and problem solving enhance communication … Continue reading Drawn to Ecology: How sketch notes can enhance your science experience

#SketchYourScience takes off after ESA 2014 workshop

It's happening! Multimedia SciComm is catching on, and our workshop participants are chief vectors for distributing the bug. Our last post was about Johanna Varner and the research she does on pikas. Inspired by Johanna's own sketches, produced during our workshop, the Pikas on Ice post featured some delightful pika sketches by Jennifer Landin. https://twitter.com/johannavarner/status/509101527382757376Continue reading #SketchYourScience takes off after ESA 2014 workshop

Resources: Sketching + beyond

*This list is dynamic, and in-development. Feel free to make suggestions (use the comments section or contact us directly) re additional resources and great examples that should be included. INSPIRATION Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (link to Facebook page) Nocturnal wonders: looking closely at moths New species at risk book written in indigenous languages by GNWT departments of … Continue reading Resources: Sketching + beyond