Improv requires the ability to listen carefully, think quickly, and communicate clearly — and so does translating your science to broad audiences. Using the storytelling and character-development techniques of theatrical improvisation, participants will build confidence, teamwork, leadership, listening and decision-making skills through short games and scenes. Dr. Amy Zelenski and Ben Rush, both successful scientists and improvisors, will lead this two-hour workshop where you will learn the rules of improv : ‘Yes, and!’, gift giving, leave your questions at the door, agree (even if you disagree) and most importantly, there are no mistakes! By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to better think on their feet, manage an audience, and communicate science more effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences. This is a fun, fast paced workshop that will hopefully inch you out of your comfort zone and teach you a few new tricks of the trade. And don’t worry, we will bring your field work and research into the scene!
Supported By:TWS Early Career Professionals; Wisconsin Chapter of TWS