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Using Storytelling to Counter Misinformation in Science Communication

ESA Water Cooler Chat #4

How can we keep the focus on robustly informed science? What role does storytelling and narrative techniques play in compelling science communication? How can we counter misinformation without inadvertently repeating/entrenching the inaccurate messaging? This discussion will rove through these and related topics important to today’s ecologists and ecologists in training.

Co-hosted by:

  • Skylar Bayer, NRC Post-doctoral associate at NEFSC Milford Lab (Secretary of ESA Communication and Engagement Section)
  • Bethann Garramon Merkle, University of Wyoming (co-founder of ESA Communication and Engagement Section)
  • Jonathan Miller, Ecological Society of America

Summary of Resources Shared during the Chat