Communicating Science Across the Divide: Lessons from the Climate Change & Vaccination Debates

I recently spoke at Emory & Henry College about topics debated in the public sphere that are not debated among scientists, and what those debates teach us about science communication. You can view the slides from that lecture above. Unpacking … Continue reading

Summary of the Panel Discussion: “Is Anybody Out There Listening? Measuring Success in Science Communication”

The panel discussion at ESA 2014, organized by Liza Lester and myself, was well attended (~50 people) and fostered a dynamic conversation. When we put together the panel, Liza and I were conscious about making it more than an echo chamber for science communication people, … Continue reading

Finding Nemo Got Clownfish Biology All Wrong

Aside from the fact that fish don’t talk, there are a few other misleading attributes of the characters and plot in the Disney–Pixar film Finding Nemo. To set the record straight, I interviewed animal behaviorists Marian Wong of University of Wollongong, Australia, … Continue reading