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ROM Daytime: The Stories We Tell: Visual Narratives for Science and Conservation

Discover ground breaking research and fascinating advances in art, culture, and nature as our experts share their cutting edge work in this engaging series of daytime lectures.

Free with Museum Admission.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm   Lecture in Eaton Theatre
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm     Coffee, Tea & Treats in Theatre Rotunda
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm     Exhibition visit with Introductory Remarks

Note: Assistive listening devices and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation are available on request. ASL interpretation requires three weeks advance notice. Please email programs@rom.on.ca to request the service.

ROM Daytime Group Experience
Groups of 10 or more are invited to register at discounted rate. Please email ROM Group Sales: groupsales@rom.on.ca. Find out more about group visits.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Stories We Tell: Visual Narratives for Science and Conservation

Photo by David Coulson

We are living in a pivotal time for our planet. With science revealing today’s most pressing environmental issues and offering solutions, science literacy is more important now than ever before. Visual storytellers David Coulson and Samantha Stephens use video and photography to engage people not just in the facts and figures of science, but also the process of research; fostering a deep understanding of its ability to inform vital conservation efforts. Join them for fascinating stories that illustrate the work being done to understand and protect our natural environment, and a journey through the ROM’s hidden collections.

Speaker:  Samantha Stephens

Samantha Stephens is a visual storyteller based in Ottawa, Ontario. She uses photography and videography paired with compelling written narratives to communicate scientific research, especially when that research is relevant to conservation issues. Samantha is trained as a biologist, currently completing a MSc in evolutionary ecology at Trent University and is a recent graduate of the Environmental Visual Communication program offered by the Royal Ontario Museum and Fleming College.

Speaker: David Coulson

David Coulson is a photographer and visual storyteller, based in Toronto, Ontario. Using images, video, and words, his work focuses on sharing stories that connect people to nature and help translate complex science and conservation issues in a relatable and emotional way. Along with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Environmental Studies and Philosophy from Queen’s University, Dave holds a post-graduate certificate in Environmental Visual Communication from Fleming College and the Royal Ontario Museum.

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Date & Time

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm


Royal Ontario Museum
Lecture held in the Eaton Theatre
Level 1B

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