Talking Story: Using narrative to bring ecology home

Colin Phifer, a grad student in the Conservation  Biology & Environmental Science program at the University of Hawaii-Hilo, was one of this year’s three ESA Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. Here he talks about his first trip to Washington, DC and explains how he combined years of experience in environmental education with his background in creative writing to tell the “stories of science” to congressional staff.

Colin Phifer, University of Hawaii-HiloFor more discussion on  communicating science through storytelling, see the accompanying post on ESA’s blog, Ecotone.

This is the second in a series of three episodes featuring graduate students recognized by ESA for their work at the interface of science and society. For more information on the GSPA, click here.

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