Science + Society

Science doesn’t just happen in a lab. We communicate about the ways communities, businesses and policy makers are using science to inform decisions and build a better world.

Our team produces articles and newsletters for the Thriving Earth Exchange of the American Geophysical Union and AGU’s science news publication, Eos. By sharing these stories, we hope to inspire more communities and scientists to advance solutions to pressing environmental problems.

We also work with experts at the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise to develop articles that bring the latest economic research to bear on current policy and workforce debates. These articles have examined critical issues such as the economic fallout of COVID-19, economic inequality, health care and racial inequities.  Continue reading

Extreme Event Game

Extreme Event LogoAnne developed the content for this 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. The game is now in its third edition and has been played by community groups and schools around the world.

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.  Continue reading

Marketing and Social Media Consulting

We help our clients stand out in a crowded media environment with snappy copy and strategic social engagement. We create engaging posts and irresistible graphics, expand our clients’ networks and generally maximize the visibility of compelling science content.

As part of this work, we have:

  • Managed clients’ Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts
  • Maintained email newsletters and blogs
  • Created flyers, postcards, email blasts and other marketing collateral
  • Developed and promoted events and programs
  • Overseen website audits and revamps for maximum visibility
  • Surveyed target audiences to plan and evaluate outreach strategies

Clients who have benefitted from our marketing and social media consulting include Higgs Boson Health, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, the American Society for Nutrition, the American Geophysical Union and others.

Research Frontiers in Bioinspired Energy

Anne developed all of the content for this website highlighting extraordinary research that seeks to develop new energy technologies based on nature. The work was done for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences as part of an outreach effort profiling cutting-edge research at the intersection of biology and chemistry.

In addition to interviewing researchers, gathering source material, writing researcher profiles and gathering images, Anne also wrote and voiced the website’s two videos and worked with animator Stacy Jannis to develop and refine the video imagery. 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

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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