Multimedia Earth Science Stories

Our team regularly produces stories for the Thriving Earth Exchange of the American Geophysical Union highlighting ways communities and scientists are working together to build a better world.

We pitch story ideas, manage the editorial calendar, conduct stakeholder interviews and produce each story start-to-finish. Our pieces have taken a variety of multimedia forms, including videos, podcasts, infographics, slideshows and articles.  Continue reading

Extreme Event Game

Extreme Event LogoAnne developed the content for this in-person role-playing game about disaster resilience for the Koshland Science Museum. It won a Gold Medal in the International Serious Play Awards when it was first released in 2015 and has now published its third edition.

The game is designed to give participants a taste of what it takes to build community resilience in the face of disaster. Players work together to make decisions and solve problems during an engaging, fast-paced disaster simulation. Geared toward schools and community groups, the game is for groups of 12-48 players age 14 and up. Continue reading

Marketing and Social Media Consulting

We provide marketing and social media consulting services to clients including the Koshland Science Museum, the Experimental Biology Annual Conference, the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Internet Tobacco Vendors Study. As part of this work, we have:

  • Managed institutional Twitter and Facebook feeds and advised on social media strategy
  • Conducted website audits and revamps to optimize web content for maximum visibility
  • Engaged with target audiences to develop and evaluate outreach strategies
  • Served as media liaison
  • Created flyers, email blasts and other marketing collateral
  • Developed and promoted events and programs

These efforts have significantly enhanced clients’ ability to effectively identify and reach target audiences in a crowded media environment. Continue reading

Pollinator Wheel

Sometimes you need more than words to get your message across.

In this project done while Anne was a Communications Officer at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Anne worked with leading researchers and public outreach organizations to determine the best channel and format for reaching kids and gardeners with key messages about the value of pollinators.

The result was an innovative interactive wheel. Measuring about 10” wide, the wheel provides a fun and engaging way to learn about nature’s pollinators and get tips on how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden. Continue reading

Ocean Science Booklets

Anne oversaw development of this extensive five-booklet series on ocean science and stewardship while a Communications Officer at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. She was lead writer for the booklets, conducted image research and oversaw the development of graphics, and worked closely with expert reviewers to ensure consistency and accuracy of the content.

Each booklet draws from numerous expert reports from the National Research Council and underwent an extensive review process involving multiple scientific experts and other stakeholders. Continue reading

Ecological Impacts of Climate Change

Anne wrote this 32-page educational booklet while a Communications Officer at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. It is intended for a lay audience and summarizes anticipated impacts of climate change on ecosystems in seven regions of the United States.

In addition to content creation, she oversaw the booklet’s design, printing and dissemination campaign. To develop the booklet, Anne drew from source material in National Research Council reports and interviewed numerous scientists and other stakeholders to distill key messages. Continue reading

Superfund Review Video and Training

As part of a previous job with government contractor MDB, Inc., Anne produced this video and narrated training presentation for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is intended to help federal agency representatives introduce people living in communities affected by Superfund sites to the five-year review, a process used to assess the safety and environmental impact of hazardous materials cleanup operations.

For the video, Anne served as scriptwriter and producer, which included writing and voicing the script, conducting interviews, and directing filming. For the training presentation, Anne drafted narration and notes, designed the slides, and voiced the narration. Continue reading

Our Microbial Planet

While a Communications Officer at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Anne developed this suite of products as part of a broad outreach strategy focused on emerging discoveries about the amazing ways microbes benefit us and the planet. Each product was designed to communicate to a specific audience—ranging from middle school students to college professors to scientists—to deliver key messages to the right people in the right way.
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Drinking Water Booklet

Ever think about where your tap water comes from? You’ll see this critical resource in a new way once you know the full story.

Anne wrote the content for this 28-page booklet for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. She also conducted image research, interfaced with expert reviewers to ensure the booklet accurately reflected key science and policy messages from National Research Council reports, and adapted the booklet’s content into an online resource. Continue reading

Report Briefs

Anne wrote and disseminated dozens of report briefs during her time as Communications Officer at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. These 4-page summaries provide a quick snapshot of complex scientific and science policy reports written by expert committees of the National Research Council.

For each one, Anne drafted the summary based on the full expert report, collected or created images, and shepherded the draft through a review process involving multiple stakeholders. She then played an active role in planning and implementing a rollout and promotion strategy. Continue reading