Outreach & Training


Storytelling & Public Talks


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Photo by Josh Nychuk

“21 days of intense multi-tasking at the worst possible time” – Story at Story Collider event at SciCommCamp (NOV, 2016)

“Your hypothesis isn’t always right…and that’s ok” – Story at International Marine Conservation Congress (AUG, 2016)

“A nighttime snorkel with Stan” – Story at Rain City Chronicles’ The Life Aquatic Event (APR, 2015)

“Whale shark ecotourism” – Burke Mountain Naturalists (JAN, 2014)

“Whale shark provisioning in the central Philippines” – Nature Vancouver (JAN, 2013)


Talks in Schools


Josh Silberg pic“What is life like underwater?” – Brockton School Junior Kindergarten Class (APR, 2016)

“So you want to be a marine biologist?” – Vancouver School Board Grade 4/5 Mentorship Program (JAN, 2015)

“What’s a marine biologist anyway?” – Vancouver School Board Grade 5/6 Mentorship Program (APR, 2014)

“Whale shark population dynamics and conservation” – SFU REM 611 University Graduate-level course in Applied Community Ecology (NOV, 2012)


Teaching & Education


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Co-led a workshop on the “Art and Media as a Tool for Science Storytelling” at the British Columbia Science Outreach Workshop (March, 2017)

Judge for Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (2016, 2017)

Judge for The Starfish Top 25 Canadian Environmentalists Under 25 (2015, 2016, 2017)

Designed education materials (Kindergarten-Grade 1, Grades 2-5) to accompany Shark Stanley children’s book (2015)

Certificate in University Teaching and Learning – Simon Fraser University (SEPT-DEC, 2014)

Teaching Assistant for Graduate-level course in Applied Population & Community Ecology – Simon Fraser University (2012)


Workshops & Short Courses


scicommcamp-4944SciComm Camp – Malibu, CA (NOV, 2015 & 2016)

Sea Stories: Tales from the Sea Storytelling Workshop – IMCC, St. John’s, NFLD (AUG, 2016)

Interdisciplinary Conservation Education Short Course – NACCB, Missoula, MT (JUL, 2014)

Social Media Workshop – NACCB Missoula, MT (JUL, 2014)

Take Back the Wild Conservation Leadership Training – Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (MAR, 2014)

Natural Capital Project Annual Meeting & Training – Palo Alto, CA (MAR, 2014)

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) for Teaching & Learning –  Simon Fraser University (OCT, 2013)

Congress on Coastal Resilience & Risk – Renewable Natural Resource Foundation – Washington, DC (DEC, 2013)

MITACS Scientific & Technical Writing Skills Workshop – Simon Fraser University (OCT, 2013)

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