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Mon, Dec 03, 2012
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Bridging Science with Storytelling" with The Nature Conservancy

Super storm Sandy’s devastating impact is a reminder of just how connected New York City is to the nature in and around it. The costly storm has put the environment back on the agenda and into the media spotlight.

Join experts from The Nature Conservancy for a fresh look at the environment and how it touches the lives of average Americans. Scientists will give brief presentations on topics ranging from climate change and coastal resiliency to water security, marine conservation, forestry and energy. Each speaker will provide examples from the field of the important and sometimes unexpected connections between people and the natural environment.

This will be an interactive event with extensive time allotted for Q&A. Scientists will engage with our members to tailor the information to their work. Doron Weber, who runs the Public Understanding of Science and Technology program at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will open the afternoon with a discussion of the craft of weaving scientific characters and narratives into various art forms such as film, televeision, radio and other performing arts.

The workshop will be geared to writers of both news and narrative pieces.


  • Doron Weber, Vice President of Programs, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Dr. Peter Kareiva, Chief Scientist; Author: Love Your Monsters: Postenvironmentalism and the Anthropocene.
  • Jeff Opperman, Senior Freshwater Scientist; Guest blogger for Outside Magazine
  • Stephanie Wear, Director of Coral Reef Conservation; Global marine health and sustainable fisheries
  • Craig Leisher, Senior Advisor on Poverty and Conservation; Conservation and human well-being: Craig spent a year living off the grid in the backwoods of Maine with his wife and kids, plugging in long enough to occasionally blog for The New York Times
  • Marci Bortman, Director of Conservation for The Nature Conservancy, Long Island; Coastal resiliency and the value of green infrastructure
  • Rob McDonald, Senior Scientist, Sustainable Land Use; Water shortages, urban growth and climate change
  • Bronson Griscom, Director, Forest Carbon Science; Tropical forest conservation and sustainable forestry

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Event Location

WGAE Office
250 Hudson Street
Suite 700
New York, NY 10013