Filmmaker-in-residence is bridging science and the humanities

“We scientists have not had a good track record of effectively communicating our work to the general public or to decision makers, at all levels of government,” Professor of Biology John Swaddle confesses. “Jes is teaching classes that cross the boundaries between environmental science issues and effective communication through film and video. Our undergraduates will receive unique training that will equip them to lead the next generation of environmental decision-making. They’ll not only have scientific expertise, but they will also be stellar communicators and be aware that active and attractive dissemination of ideas is just as important as the research that generated those ideas to begin with.”

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