The Art of Evidence: Reaching General Audiences

The Narwhal’s investigative reporter Sharon Riley on the delicate art of simplifying hard science and finding the narrative within

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Interested in teaching scientific concepts to wider audiences? Are you struggling to turn complicated research into human-driven narratives? Look no further as award-winning investigative journalist Sharon Riley offers an in-depth look at how to bring science writing to popular culture. Join her as she discusses strategies for translating jargon for general interest readers—without making any regrettable errors. Sharon will also help you learn how to read and analyze scientific research stats correctly, because in our increasingly data-driven culture a little science literacy goes a long way.

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  • Access to all 5 Writing Is Your Nature masterclasses (live)
  • Password to watch/re-watch the replays later
  • Handy cheat-sheet on each topic in the series
  • Each lecture is 60 minutes plus time for questions and “pop quiz” giveaway
  • Auto-generated closed captioning available for live classes and replays
  • By registering, you agree to receive Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative communications
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Registration is FREE and includes all 5 science and nature writing masterclasses. Just add “Writing is Your Nature” to your cart in the Campus Shop and proceed to checkout. After you submit your name, email, and other contact information, you’ll get a link and password for the live Zoom classes and video replays. We’ll also email you a reminder the morning of each class. Register here.

By registering, you’re opting in to receive Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative communications about future workshops and to receive occasional Y2Y newsletters and project updates.

About the instructor:

Sharon Riley is an award-winning investigative journalist, currently covering energy and the environment in Alberta for The Narwhal. Her writing has also been published by The Walrus,, The Tyee, Reader’s Digest, Alberta Views, and Maisonneuve, among others. Sharon is the 2020 recipient of the Allan Slaight Prize for Journalism. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

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