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Workshop: Science Story Development

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Register below: Two-hour hands-on workshop on distilling your science into a compelling story!

Science Story Development

Science can be both engaging and empirical – if you know how to distill a cohesive story! Translate your technical content or personal experience into a story that is meaningful, memorable, and accurate. Great for developing a piece of writing or a presentation in any format!

Sara ElShafie is a global change biologist and science storytelling coach. She collaborates with artists in a wide range of industries to uncover the potential of storytelling to engage broad audiences with complex topics. ElShafie is the Founder and Principal of Science Through Story, LLC, dedicated to helping scientists and science educators connect with audiences through effective storytelling. She consults and runs workshops for groups ranging from graduate students to NASA scientists to theme park executives. She also organized a symposium, Science Through Narrative: Engaging Broad Audiences, with speakers from the scientific community as well as arts and entertainment industries, and curated a resulting published volume of open access papers. ElShafie holds a B.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago and a M.S. in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She is completing her PhD in Integrative Biology with the Museum of Paleontology at the University of California, Berkeley.