Hear from skilled storytellers Dr. Nalini Nadkarni and Stephen Trimble who will help guide us through the power and pitfalls of storytelling. This lively dialogue between a research scientist and a nature writer will illuminate the challenges of imparting knowledge and inciting conservation.
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.