Julia and Sofia, win a Departmental Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund grant!
Congratulations to Julia and Sofia, who've won a Departmental Public Engagement with Research (PER) Seed Fund grant! This grant will increase the department's PER capacity and skills Fostering public engagement within the department of Zoology through podcasting.
This project will build capacity for PER within the Department of Zoology by involving students and staff members in the development of season 2 of the Good Natured podcast. Good Natured is a Conservation Optimism podcast, where listeners can join Julia Migné and Sofia Castelló y Tickell for uplifting chats that shine a light on conservation challenges. In each episode, they interview an inspiring conservationist. Their guests come from a variety of backgrounds – artists, scientists, business owners, and activists – and engage with conservation in a variety of ways. The production process will involve Department members as guests and pilot listeners.
The project will also include training sessions within the Department around the topic of communication framing and storytelling so that participants feel empowered to conduct PER activities in the future.