science communication

Photo of eight people on a stage in front of a blue background.

From left: Planet Forward Founding Director Frank Sesno; Leo, Operations Coordinator at Plantita Power; Jennifer Cuyuch, George Washington University, whose story covered Plantita Power; Halley Hughes, University of Arizona; Sven Lindblad; Farzona Comnas, George Washington University; Ryan Bieber, Ithaca College; and Dr. Imani M. Cheers, GW's Director of Academic Adventures. (Not pictured is Delaney Graham, SUNY-ESF.)

Founding Director, Planet Forward
We are pleased to announce the winners of our annual Storyfest competition – the very best stories from college students around the environment, sustainability, and innovative solutions from the past academic year.

Pictured (left to right): Berkana McDowell, Eva Stanton, Alexis Hernandez, Maya Cheav, Ben Jensen, Ruby Baldwin-Smith, Veronica Warner, Max Burrous, Kate Hartshorn, Holland Hatch, Christian Grevin, Hannah Waldorf, Amy Asmussen, Kelly Ly, Hilary Lee, Dr. Richelle Tanner, Koa Tanner. (Photo by Chapman University)

Chapman University
When 25,000 gallons of oil spilled along Huntington Beach, Calif., in early October 2021, damaging valuable, intertidal ecosystems and threatening public health, environmental advocacy students saw an opportunity to make a difference.

For this segment of "Experts on Camera," the third I worked on, I did everything from deciding on a topic to editing the videos together. (Screenshot courtesy of SciLine/ https://www.sciline.org/wildfires/smoke-childrens-health/)

George Washington University
From day one I knew this was the field I wanted to be in––I left wanting to find a science communications job more than anything.
Two red foxes look at the camera from where they rest on a concrete parking lot.

From my article, "Studies debunk ‘nature is healing’ narrative from 2020 lockdowns" (Photo by Rural Explorer courtesy of Unsplash / https://unsplash.com/license).

George Washington University
To me, this internship experience meant a place to grow and refine my scientific reporting skills. Being encouraged to explore a topic in ways I find newsworthy was quite liberating.
Founding Director, Planet Forward
Our 2021 Summit event hosted some of the most compelling guests — and conversations — we've ever had. Whether you want to re-watch a portion, or check out the entire event, we have all the info here.

EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan, right, vowed to “reinject science” into federal climate policy in a conversation with Planet Forward Founder Frank Sesno, left, at the 2021 Planet Forward Summit.

Founding Director, Planet Forward
The Planet Forward Summit drew students and experts from across the country, and around the world, to consider actions needed to address and communicate climate change.
In a Zoom interview, Lips describes how she worked with multiple organizations to create Wildlife Conservation Legislation.

In a Zoom interview, Lips describes how she worked with multiple organizations to create Wildlife Conservation Legislation. (Screengrab from Zoom)

George Washington University
Imagine a disease stealthily traveling around the world, killing millions, and not leaving behind a trace of its existence. For almost thirty years, Karen Lips has been studying and advocating for policies to stop one mysterious fungal disease that... Read More
Columbia University
This song provides a narrative to the inequities that both underlie and result from global crises such as climate change and pandemics.
The little water molecule introduces herself
George Washington University
"The Little Water Molecule" is a children's story that lightly teaches scientific concepts and water conservation through the eyes of a friendly molecule of water, who is in search of her missing proton.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
The invention of plastic has transformed human life. Plastics are incredibly convenient, and far more affordable than alternative materials. However, the downsides are overwhelming.

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