Outreach and Images for Scientific Research and Conservation
My distinctive set of skills, experience and education makes me singularly poised to provide valuable photographic, outreach and illustration services to assist in research, publications, public outreach and grant proposals both in the laboratory and in the field. I can assist with promoting your research by providing images and outreach to reveal your science to your funding organization and to the public.
Photography. As a photographer, I have extensive experience in creating images in low light, biohazardous and difficult field conditions.
Writing. I enjoy sharing an appreciation of science and the natural world through writing for the lay public on the web and social media. (See samples).
Grant Applications. Engaging images and outreach strategies to communicate your science to the lay public are crucial components of a successful grant application. Granting agencies such as the National Science Foundation are requiring outreach – “broader impacts” – as part of the application process and NIH is increasingly focused on educating the public to understand the science being conducted by their grantees.
The NSF Broader Impacts Review defines the goals to “Broaden dissemination to enhance scientific and technological understanding, by presenting results of research and education projects in formats useful to students, scientists and engineers, members of Congress, teachers, and the general public.”
Educating. Through my extensive experience in outreach I can help you to develop an engaging discipline-specific education and outreach activities program to communicate impacts of your research.
Please contact me if you have questions about tailoring an image set or outreach program to your specific needs. I am open to learning about your science and creatively constructing new outreach materials that will communicate the value of your research.