Telling stories of nature, wildlife, conservation, public health, and so much more involve a scientific element. Working in that science sphere can be daunting but two experts, Esther Horvath and Jen Guyton can lead you through to a clear path. From working with scientists, to creating visually-appealing images, to stringing together a narrative there is much to consider but these two powerhouses will instruct on every aspect of the science storytelling process.
Session One – Finding Your Footing
April 23, 2022 11:00am – 12:30pm ET
In this session you will learn about gaining access and the first steps to take for your science story.
Session Two – The Building Blocks
April 23, 2022 1:30 – 3:00pm ET
Next, Esther and Jen will dive into covering the work in the field, angles (both photographic and in your story), working with scientists and other subjects, and ethical considerations.
Session Three – Sharing your Story
April 30, 2022 11:00am – 12:30pm ET
You’ve shot a fantastic story! Now what? In this class, learn about how to get your story out in the world and get it seen by your target audience. Esther and Jen will discuss a variety of ways to reach audiences including books, exhibits, publications, partners, and social media.
Session Four – Pitch Party
April 30, 2022 1:30 – 3:00pm ET
With the support of Esther, Jen, and your new Summit Family – each workshop member will pitch a story to the group to get practice and feedback.
Esther Horvath: Esther works in some of the harshest environments in the world. Covering scientific research and exploration in polar regions. She has been frequently published in National Geographic, the New York Times, and many other prestigious publications. She has also served on the jury for competitions such as World Press Photo and BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition. In addition to being an incredible award-winning photographer, she is a generous teacher and mentor who works to help individuals achieve their goals.
Jen Guyton: As a photographer and Ecologist, Jen is able to bridge science, art, and storytelling in an informed and compelling way. She is a National Geographic Explorer and a 2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow. She has been honored in many competitions including Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best and she’s been published in publications such as National Geographic Online and BBC Wildlife Magazine. Jen is a dynamic storyteller using innovative approaches to share science stories and her insights are invaluable.
Starts April 23, 11am