Science Storytelling

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February 13 – February 27, 2021 (4 sessions and one 1:1 session)

Telling stories of nature, wildlife, conservation, public health, and so much more involve a scientific element. Working in that science sphere can be daunting but two experts, Esther Horvath and Jen Guyton can lead you through to a clear path. From working with scientists, to creating visually-appealing images, to stringing together a narrative there is much to consider but these two powerhouses will instruct on every aspect of the science storytelling process.  

Schedule (Four 90-minute sessions and one 1:1):

*Please note that all times are Eastern Standard (United States and Canada)

February 13, 2021 11:00am – 12:30pm ET

Finding your footing: In this session you will learn about gaining access and the first steps to take for your science story. 

February 13, 2021 1:30 – 3:00pm ET

The Building Blocks: Next, Esther and Jen will dive into covering the work in the field, angles (both photographic and in your story), working with scientists and other subjects, and ethical considerations. 

February 20, 2021 11:00am – 12:30pm ET

Sharing your Story: You’ve shot a fantastic story! Now what? In this class, learn about how to get your story out in the world and get it seen by your target audience. Esther and Jen will discuss a variety of ways to reach audiences including books, exhibits, publications, partners, and social media. 

February 22-25 (scheduled 30 min 1:1)

1 on 1 meetings: You will have a one on one meeting with either Esther or Jen to discuss your project ideas, developing stories and angles, and to get advice. 

February 27, 2021 11:00am – 12:30pm ET

Session Four: Pitch Party: With the support of Esther, Jen, and your new Summit Family – each workshop member will pitch a story to the group to get practice and feedback.