Special Lecture: The Art of Science Communication
Paula Apsell, Senior Executive Producer of the award-winning PBS science series—NOVA—will discuss the art of science communication on television and online. Using clips from the internationally acclaimed series, she will share how difficult scientific and sometimes challenging material is made not only accessible, but compelling to a wide range of viewers. She will also present the challenges and opportunities scientists face as they compete for the public's attention in an increasingly fractured and crowded landscape.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
About the Speaker
As director of the WGBH Science Unit and senior executive producer of PBS science series NOVA, Paula Apsell has overseen the production of hundreds of acclaimed science documentaries. Under her leadership, NOVA continues to be the most watched primetime science series on American television and has won every major broadcasting award, including the Emmy, the Peabody and the Dupont-Columbia Gold Baton. Apsell, who has been recognized with numerous individual awards, has served on the board of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.