science communication

Elliot Higger photographs a person in National Park Service uniform on rocks at the edge of the sea

Visiting artist Elliot Higger

Elliot Higger is a filmmaker, photographer, and community workshop facilitator. In Spring 2021 she created environmental portraits of Second Century Stewardship fellows, part of a community arts residency for the Maryland Institute College of Art MFA program. Updated “profile” photographs are an often overlooked but important aspect of communicating science, helping to show who scientists […]

Science knowledge is a blessing…and a curse

by Catherine Schmitt, Science Communication Specialist with Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park Scientists often express frustration over their attempts to communicate with public audiences. Through our workshops and presentations, I’ve come to believe that one root of this frustration is the difference in nature-related knowledge and experiences between scientists and their audiences. Unaware of […]