SciWorks Radio Podcast – Educational and Scientific Narration
Voiceover Nerd Productions, Inc. remains committed to science learning and accessibility. I am therefore refurbishing many of my SciWorks Radio Podcast episodes and making them available for anyone (students, teachers, science enthusiasts) to listen to and/or read. These educational science podcasts were created between 2014 and 2017 when I worked at SciWorks, now called Kaleideum. Located in Winston-Salem, NC, Kaleideum is an interactive museum of arts, sciences, and exploration formed by the merger of The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks in July 2016. The two museums merged into a single organization to reimagine learning and better meet the needs of our diverse community by providing more access to informal science discovery and cultural experiences.
You probably know a lot about science because of art. Think of the expertly built T-Rex at a science museum, the beautiful animations of stars and planets in your favorite sci-fi film, maybe you’re reading your child an illustrated book about bugs, or those creatively shot photos in your biology text?
Art is communication, and when pared with Science, is a powerful tool to inspire, entertain, and educate.
Scientists are often not the greatest communicators, so most often, to bring science to the public requires one or more forms of art. But who teaches the artists, whose job it is to captivate you, about Science?
Dr. Janna Levin, for one, does! She is the Associate Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and I was privileged to talk with her about it in this podcast episode of SciWorks Radio.