Storytelling in Conservation
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About the Event
Storytelling is a pedagogical tool that is beneficial in conservation education and outreach. This workshop will provide a brief background on the historical context of storytelling as a scientific research methodology through autoethnographic field journals and life sciences pedagogical practices. We’ll then dive into practical applications, including how to bring artifactual critical literacy into conservation lessons by incorporating natural elements, wildlife, and trail signs; applying the research cycle to forest schools and outdoor experiences; and helping learners develop a more holistic and community-based approach to science. If you are an organizer, advocate, or educator at any level, this workshop will be informative, fruitful, and inspiring.
Bio: Dr. Bunny McFadden (she/they) is an educator, mom, and activist who has been published in Floodwitch, MySwissStory, and the Journal of Sustainability Education, as well as independently with a Mother / Scholar toolkit and Affirmations for Mothers in eBook form. Her research is focused on nontraditional pedagogical practices that honor learning in all forms, especially in regards to storytelling.