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January 26, 2016

Using Conceptionary to initiate discussion on barriers for implementing report cards

This blog is part of the Basin Report Card Initiative: a partnership between the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) As part of our Integration and Application Network (IAN), University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), we held a one day workshop […]

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January 14, 2016

Over the river and through the woods to release the Upper Potomac Headwaters Report Card, we go!

Last December 10, 2015, Bill, Vanessa, Dylan, and I traveled to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, MD to release our new Upper Potomac Headwaters Report Card. This report card assessed stream health in the Upper Potomac Headwaters region upstream of Harpers Ferry, WV, and was developed as part […]

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January 12, 2016

There’s a track winding back to Stung Treng, Cambodia

This blog is part of the Basin Report Card Initiative: a partnership between the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) In October 2015, I made the great journey back to Cambodia for my second time that year. I love the trip there as you get to fly right over the […]

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January 8, 2016

The importance of narrative in science communication

I recently posted a blog about Randy Olson’s new book, “Houston, we have a narrative: Why science needs story“. I contacted Randy about his book and learned that he is experiencing push back from some quarters, including some scientists. I would like to point out that Randy is not the only person to promote the […]

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January 5, 2016

Randy Olson’s new book: “Houston, We Have a Narrative”

Randy Olson has really knocked a home run with his latest book, “Houston, we have a narrative: Why science needs story”. Randy’s previous book, “Don’t be such a scientist: Talking substance in an age of style” does a good job defining the problem that most scientists have in communicating complex ideas to wide audiences. But […]

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January 1, 2016

Conceptual Diagramming with the Integration and Application Netwok

Anthony Kung wrote an interesting blog entitled “Conceptual diagrams or conceptual diagramming? Creating diagrams as a tool for stakeholder collaboration” which was posted on the Newsdrop enewsletter of the International Water Centre. Anthony recently spent 8 months embedded at the Integration and Application Network (IAN), University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science as part of […]

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