Storytelling for Conservation

Exploring the Power and Pitfalls of Storytelling for Conservation and Science


Scientists often communicate through lists of goals and outputs, devoid of any emotional attachment. We’ve been taught to eliminate sentiment from scientific narrative, to deliver only data and outcomes.

Storytelling can emotionally engage non-scientists unfamiliar with theoretical concepts in ways that facts and figures cannot. Telling compelling stories that bring data to life transforms research into a journey of discovery that promotes deeper understanding.

We are excited to present University of Utah professor, Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, and local writer and teacher, Stephen Trimble, who will explore the power and pitfalls of storytelling for conservation and science. Learn more on our event page.

When: October 10 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 N Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT

Field Season Wrap

Our 2019 season of community science projects was an all-time success. We had more volunteers spending more hours and collecting more data than ever before. We thank you so much for helping us gather the information that supports wildlife conservation in our community.

There is still time to join us in the field! Our next Stream and Riparian Restoration project is this week, September 26 - 28, in Park City with our friends at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter. Volunteers like yourself are improving stream habitats for fish, wildlife, and humans alike.

Allison Jones