Q&A Breakfast: Alternative Science Careers, Media & Communication
Join us for the Q&A Breakfast on Friday, October 25 from 9-10 A.M. in 351 Steinhaus Hall. The event will be serving Starbucks Coffee and Einstein Bagels from 8:45 A.M. All R2R, MCRS, and EEB students and faculty are welcome!
The Q&A Breakfast will feature an open discussion on alternative science careers and communicating stories that improve the lives of people and nature led by Matthew Miller, the Director of Science Communications at The Nature Conservancy.
Miller is the author of Fishing Through the Apocalypse (2019), an award-winning book that explores fishing that might be considered dystopian: joining anglers as they stick their lines into trash-filled urban canals, or visiting farm ponds where you can catch giant, endangered fish for a fee. But it isn’t all bleak. When it comes to fishing, the other part of the story is this: a cadre of anglers is looking to right past wrongs, to return native species, to remove dams, to appreciate the unappreciated fish, to clean our waters and protect public lands.
As an angler and conservationist, Matt removes any and all preconceived notions about what it means to fish in the 21st century in order to see the different visions of the future that exist right here, right now.