Talk – Storytelling: A Tool to Inform Collaborations
November 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
The talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine.
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- In-person attendance: Attendees must follow UMaine’s COVID-19 guidelines.
- Michelle de Leon, Masters Student, Ecology & Environmental Sciences, UMaine
- Hannah Robbins, Communications Manager, Maine Sea Grant
- Amalia Harrington, Marine Extension Associate, Maine Sea Grant
Storytelling has been around for as long as human history. While scientists traditionally use it to communicate findings, storytelling is an emerging collaborative research method. Our talk will illustrate how collaboration deepens storytelling, and how storytelling deepens collaboration. We will provide examples of our work to demonstrate that storytelling can be a powerful tool for collaborations across disciplines and cultures.
Michelle de Leon is a master’s student in Ecology and Environmental Sciences and participant in the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship on Enhancing Conservation Science. She is interested in social-ecological systems, community resilience, and collaborative approaches to science.
Hannah Robbins is the Communications Manager with Maine Sea Grant at the University of Maine. As a science writer and communicator, she is interested in translating research findings and demystifying scientific practices to make marine science accessible to general audiences.
Amalia Harrington is a Marine Extension Associate with Maine Sea Grant at the University of Maine. She is also the Northeast Regional Lobster Extension Project Coordinator, with her current work focused on increasing the American lobster industry’s resilience to the biological, economic, and social impacts of ecosystem change across the Northeast.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1828466
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