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” (Video Link) – 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 webinar for BC Association of Professional Biology – “Using Science Communications Principles to Improve Science Technical Writing and Visualization” (November, 2017)

Presented student workshop on “How to Talk to the Media Effectively” at the 37th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (August, 2017)

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

Committee Member – Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (2017)

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

Advisory Committee – Simon Fraser University Community Scholars Program (2017)

Judge – 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)


Alumni Mentorship Program – School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University (2016 & 2017)

Mentor – Connecting Environmental Professionals Vancouver Speed Mentoring Event (NOV, 2017)

Science Communications Mentor – Mitacs Accelerate PhD student (2017)

Workshops & Short Courses Taken

scicommcamp-4944SciComm Camp – Malibu and Brandeis, CA (2015, 2016, 2017)

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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