Science Storytelling in the Digital Age

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Online - Registration required

Join this webinar hosted by Lake Champlain Sea Grant. Lisa Tossey, Assistant Director of Communications and Outreach with Maryland Sea Grant College Program, will share her expertise in science storytelling in the context of the digital world in which we live. 

Science communication can suffer from numerous pitfalls including jargon, complexity, a general lack of science education of the audience, and short attention spans. However, one of the most engaging ways to avoid these and connect with others about your science is by using basic storytelling techniques. And these days, you can literally immerse your audience in your work and make the experience fun by embracing innovative approaches using emerging digital technologies - both in capturing and sharing your work! 

It’s getting easier and easier to capture quality footage outdoors and on the go with high definition cameras being built into every smartphone - and sharing information is easier than ever thanks to social media and digital storytelling platforms. We'll take a look at the basics for capturing and sharing interesting imagery and footage of your work that will be engaging for your audience and cover what digital tools and online platforms may the best choice for your program to use to engage others and build awareness of the work you’re doing. We’ll also take a look at how to set-up and promote specific hashtags for your participants to use during your program or event so that you can easily compile them into a professional looking collaborative story that’s simple to share.

Please register:

For disability-related requests, please contact Kris Stepenuck (kstepenu [at] or 802-868-1048) by July 20, so we can accommodate your request.

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