How Filmmakers and Conservationists Connect People, Nature and Climate

Grant Type: 

  • Network Innovation


Award Date: 

February 2012




Oakland, CA

Switzer Fellows Kristy Deiner and Matt Hamilton developed a workshop for the 2012 Society for Conservation Biology annual meeting of the North America section, held in Oakland, CA.  The workshop focused on educating conservation practitioners on ways to effectively communicate science and conservation issues through film.  The workshop was followed by a networking event with conservationists, film makers, producers, educators and production companies.  Switzer Fellows participating in the workshop are also involved with producing a how-to manual for effectively communicating conservation and environmental messages which will soon be made available for practitioners on the Filmmakers for Conservation website.   Read more about the workshop, with links to associated materials on conservation filmmaking.

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Spotlight on Leadership

Photo: Stephen Nowland - Emory Photo/Video
Among her many accomplishments bridging her love of science and public service, Fellow Karen Levy's most recent is her selection as a fellow of the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute (LLI) for Public Engagement with Science. “The best way to maintain public support for science is for people to understand it,” Levy says, “to understand the underlying scientific process, to learn about exciting discoveries, and to understand how it affects their own lives.”Read more >

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