OceanSpeak: Unleashing Waves of Change through Science Communication

New England Aquarium welcomes Danni Washington for free event: Thursday, March 28

Science communicator and TV personality Danni Washington
Photo: Courtesy of Danni Washington

WHAT: The New England Aquarium Lecture Series presents science communicator and TV personality Danni Washington, the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated science series. Our ocean faces significant threats, necessitating a bridge between scientists and the public. Working to accomplish this, Washington uses a variety of media and collaborative action to help foster a healthier, sustainable future. Through compelling storytelling and real-life examples, Washington will examine the importance of our relationship to the ocean, discuss how she uses science communication as a catalyst for change, and share how, by working together, we can amplify waves of change into positive outcomes for our blue planet.

The New England Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free to the public through the generosity of the Lowell Institute.

WHEN: Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: In person at the New England Aquarium’s Simons Theatre, 1 Central Wharf, Boston. The lecture will also be livestreamed via Zoom.

HOW: The public can register for the free event here.

WHO: Danni Washington is a renowned TV personality and science communicator who educates the public on the importance of ocean conservation, STEM innovation, and environmentalism using mediums that acutely connect audiences: science, arts, and media. In 2016, she made history as the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated science series. With a diverse portfolio including Ocean Invaders on PBS Nova, Mission Unstoppable on CBS, Xploration Nature Knows Best on FOX, and Strange Evidence on the Science Channel, she engages audiences in science, technology, education, and math (STEM). Washington hosted the podcast The Genius Generation spotlighting young innovators, and she authored Bold Women In Science, celebrating 15 influential female scientists. As co-founder of the nonprofit Big Blue & You, she helps inspire and educate youth about marine science through the arts and media.


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