Learn the art of storytelling at upcoming August TWS workshop

The Story Collider will run a workshop hosted by the IDEA Working Group to teach participants how to tell true, personal stories about science. Credit: Nicholas Santasier

The Wildlife Society’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness Working Group is hosting a free two-day virtual storytelling workshop for 25 wildlifers in August 2022. The exact date will be announced soon. The deadline to apply is July 25.

Participants will receive eight hours of hands-on instruction from skilled coaches from The Story Collider, a nonprofit organization dedicated to telling true, personal stories about science. Coaches will teach workshop participants the art of storytelling, and attendees will craft personal stories of their own. This professional development that will help speakers improve their science communication and public speaking skills. Learning the art of storytelling makes science and the people behind it more accessible, inclusive and relevant for broad audiences.

In addition to this workshop, a live, in-person storytelling event is scheduled for the last evening of the TWS annual conference in Spokane, Washington, on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 8 to 10 p.m. Five storytellers from the virtual workshop will be selected to tell their stories (eight to 10 minutes in length) on stage.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop and telling your story on stage, please fill out this google form with a short story pitch (no more than 200 word) by Monday, July 25. For more information on what makes a good story and what to expect as a featured storyteller, click here to see The Moth’s Tips and Tricks.

Feel free to contact the IDEA Working Group with questions at idea.wg.tws@gmail.com.


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