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 […]
Reaching back to go forward: Wabanaki archaeology at Acadia National ParkMarch 12, 2021
2020 Fellow Dr. Bonnie Newsom presented as part of the University of Maine McGillicuddy Humanities Center “Women and Climate Change Speaker Series.” The series features the perspectives of women working to reshape their discipline and community with innovative media, decolonization strategies, renewable energy programs, and activism.
Science knowledge is a blessing…and a curseMay 27, 2020
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 […]