Are you a researcher trying to think of ways to make your science make sense to the general public? Do you want more media attention on your new study? Look no further than scientist-turned-journalist Ari Daniel’s lecture at the New England Aquarium tonight at 7 pm.
Daniel earned a PhD in biological oceanography from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, then realized he didn’t want to continue doing research. He instead turned his focus toward storytelling. As a journalist, he continues to delve deep into the sciences: he’s worked as a producer on the PBS show NOVA and had his radio stories featured on NPR’s Morning Edition. In 2016, his radio story on glaciers in Greenland earned the American Association for the Advancement of Science Kavli Science Journalism Gold award.
In Daniel’s lecture, Stories in Science: Vessels of Power and Possibility, he will talk about how best to present scientific data in news stories and various methods he’s used to convey different topics in his radio segments as well as in other forms of media.
Make the most of the evening by taking a stroll along the waterfront before the lecture and visiting the Atlantic harbor seal exhibition near the aquarium entrance. A wine and beer cash bar is available in the Simons IMAX Theatre lobby before the event.
Thursday’s talk is one of many free lectures at the New England Aquarium’s Simons IMAX Theatre funded by the Lowell Institute.
Ari Daniel’s lecture, Stories in Science: Vessels of Power and Possibility, is Thursday, May 30, at the New England Aquarium, from 7 to 8 pm. Take an MBTA Blue Line train to the Aquarium stop. Registration is requested; register here.
Sophomore Nathan Lederman (COM) can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.