Science Communications materials
Below are various materials I’ve designed for outreach and educational purposes. I’m passionate about nature communication and raising the next generation to be stewards of the earth and its biodiversity.
Climate Ireland fact sheetS
I researched, wrote, and designed a series of fact sheets on Ireland’s recent extreme weather events. These discussed the impact of 2017’s Storm Ophelia, 2018’s Storm Emma & the “Beast from the East”, and 2018’s extreme heat wave on Irish society, agriculture, forestry, infrastructure, and health.
The fact sheets also discuss the implications of extreme weather events for the future, and the potential for more to come as our climate warms.
To find out more about how we can use data for climate adaptation, visit www.ClimateIreland.ie.
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CLIM2POWER PROJECT LEAFLET/INFOGRAPHIC
Flyer (front and back) for the Clim2Power project, an EU-funded international project on climate services.
PARTICIPATORY MAPPING FOR IMAGINING 2050
Map of Athlone, Ireland created for the EPA-funded Imagining 2050 project. Imagining 2050 is a transdisciplinary research consortium with researchers from University College Cork and Queens University Belfast seeking to engage with civic society using innovative approaches to explore and co-develop future visions of, and pathways to, a low carbon and climate resilient future. The project uses creative communication and engagement methods, and this map was used for a Citizens Jury workshop for participants to draw, write, or otherwise impose their ideas of how to make Athlone more climate-resilient.
OceanWise Project report
Document/leaflet design for OceanWise’s Summary of 1st Irish Workshop on Fitting EPS/XPS into a Circular Economy.
ECOSTRUCTURE PROJECT FACT SHEET
Designed a fact sheet for public engagement about the invasive species Didemnum vexillum, the Carpet Sea Squirt.
ECOSTRUCTURE PROJECT INFORMATION BOARD
Designed information boards to accompany experiment sites at four different sites across Ireland and Wales for the Ecostructure Project.
Seashore Snail Field Guide
Identification guide for the ECOSTRUCTURE project, an EU-funded project researching looking at climate change adaptation through ecologically sensitive infrastructure. The guide is to be used as an outreach and education activity to support the citizen science platform created in the project.
Public lands illustration
An illustration created in support of the protection of public lands, often hailed as America’s best idea. These lands host an astounding number of species and are vital to conservation.
ILLUSTRATION & FIGURE FOR FRONTIERS in marine science PAPER
I created two illustrations to accompany the research paper, “Stepping Out of the Ivory Tower for Ocean Literacy” (authors Kathrin Kopke, Jeffrey Black, and Amy Dozier). The lighthouse illustrates the user classification scheme used, emulating the tendency of marine science communication to circulate within a defined, like-minded network. The ivory tower is represented by the lighthouse, with the light (ocean knowledge) beamed out above public audiences instead of directed toward them.
Poster for EPHEMARE, a JPI Oceans-funded research project exploring the ecotoxicological effects of microplastics in the marine environment. The poster was displayed at the MICRO2018 conference in Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
Poster design for the poster session of the 7th EUGEO Congress & 51st Conference of Irish Geographers in Galway, Ireland.