Guest Faculty, Banff Centre Science Communications Program 2012 & 2013

This is as much fun as it is work. The Banff Centre Science Communications program helps participants get funky and creative about science media. Participants work on writing skills, and make videos, podcasts, and websites, with the help of experienced faculty, and amazing staff and interns in the Media Arts Program. As guest faculty, I work as a program facilitator, helping participants form and realize media projects. I have had the privilege of making a video appearance as a intestinal microbe, hip-hop dancing in a science rap, acting as a six-year old girl on a science bus bound for the stars, and generally having a great time. The people I’ve met there are next to none.

Heavy hitters: Producer Rob Davidson and Banff Centre Media Wizard (TV Production Supervisor) Tom Montvila.

Heavy hitters: Producer Rob Davidson and Banff Centre Media Wizard (TV Production Supervisor) Tom Montvila.

Have you met your microbes?

Have you met your microbes?

Microbes...we can't live without them!

Microbes…we can’t live without them!

The Gang: From Left to right: Me, Henry Kowalski (TV Producer), Maggie Koerth-Baker (NYT columnist and editor for Boing Boing, John Rennie (science writer and host of TV's Hacking the Planet), Jay Ingram (Canadian Science Broadcaster and former host of Daily Planet), Mary Anne Moser (Director of Banff Program and co-founder  of Beakerhead).

The Gang: From Left to right: Me, Henry Kowalski (TV Producer), Maggie Koerth-Baker (NYT columnist and editor for Boing Boing), John Rennie (science writer and host of TV’s Hacking the Planet), Jay Ingram (Canadian Science Broadcaster and former host of Daily Planet), Mary Anne Moser (Director of Banff Program and co-founder of Beakerhead).

Science Stories for Children - Brilliant Group Project.