Unusual Ways to Share Science Will be Topic of Talk at Ithaca College
ITHACA, NY — Nature cartoonist Rosemary Mosco will discuss the challenges and joys of building a career that combines science and art in a presentation at Ithaca College. Titled “Drawn to Learn: Cartoons and other Unusual Ways to Share Science,” her talk is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in Textor 101. It is free and open to the public.
A field naturalist by training, Mosco is a science communicator whose work has included comics, field workshops, websites, videos, podcasts and games. In her own unique style, she has created innovative work for a variety of prominent publications, for organizations such as the National Park Service and Mass Audubon, and for her own website, birdandmoon.com.
In her presentation, Mosco will reflect on the use of comics and other unusual media as tools for science advocacy, and explain how to turn research into an engaging final product that can be found taped to the Dean’s door as well as the grandparents’ fridge. Along the way, she’ll share surprising facts about familiar flora and fauna.
The talk is part of the C. P. Snow Lecture Series, which began in the School of Humanities and Sciences more than 40 years ago as a means of bridging the gap between the sciences and the humanities. The series was named after Sir Charles Percy Snow, a man who truly embodied the mission of the series for his work as an internationally renowned scientist, author, lecturer and past member of the British cabinet.