The Leakey Foundation is offering a free online “Science Through Story” workshop to help Leakey Foundation grantees tell compelling stories about their research. This workshop will be held at 10 am Pacific on February 27, 2020.
Drawing inspiration from creative processes used in the film industry, this free online workshop for Leakey Foundation grantees will offer tools to help researchers share specialized content with the public in any context through effective storytelling and captivating visuals.
This webinar will prepare participants to develop their own stories about their scientific research and fieldwork. Participants will leave the webinar with an outline for a future Leakey Foundation blog post or other written piece, as well as a conceptual framework for future storytelling opportunities.
“Science Through Story” will be led by Sara ElShafie, a PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research, based at the UC Museum of Paleontology at Berkeley, investigates climate change impacts on animal communities over time. She developed her science communication workshops in conjunction with storytelling experts from Pixar. She has led workshops at university campuses, museums, zoos, and conference venues across the continent over the last several years.