Author Archive | Janice McDonnell

Jacks of All Trades

Today I was reviewing the big flip chart paper notes from our recent COSEE NOW Storytelling workshop. It seems like a good idea at the time, to use these giant pieces of paper to record the great ideas that are generated in brainstorming sessions. As I spread the paper out like a giant map over […]

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What is Your Story? Storytelling in the OOS Community

Things are moving along for COSEE NOW. We had a very successful workshop at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore MD where we discussed storytelling as a communication tool. Andy Goodman, who is a communication consultant who works with a variety of non profits through the U.S., gave a compelling hands-on program about storytelling best […]

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Welcome! We’re working on development of a community website for the ocean sciences and we’d like you to be involved. We’ll be posting documents and updates on this site over the next several months and welcome your comments and participation in shaping design of the site. The concept is to build a rich resource of […]

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When to start a blog? NOW

You expect a scientist to blog? You expect people to be interested? OK, I’m paraphrasing, but our proposal reviews suggest that at least some people are skeptical of our idea to use ‘new media’ components in this center. Well, how do we answer those questions? I guess the best place to start is by creating […]

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