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Lunch & Learn Series: Collaborating Across Difference

Curious about trans-disciplinary work? The EarthLab Lunch & Learn series provides a space to learn more about the skills needed to collaborate across diverse fields and communities. Come grab some lunch and partake in an interesting conversation with others from various disciplines!

Every second Tuesday of the month, two or more individuals from different disciplines are invited to share lessons from their efforts to collaborate with each other. Such partnerships might include artists collaborating with scientists, researchers collaborating with community members, academics collaborating with practitioners, and researchers collaborating across wide disciplinary divides (e.g. sciences and humanities). The discussion will include reflection on challenges and opportunities they encounter, the specific awareness and skills they have developed in order to collaborate, and recommendations for others attempting similar feats. 

Each event will consist of a presentation, a 20-30 minute panel, followed by discussion with a general audience and socializing. 


February 9, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time | Online – Accelerating the Clean Economy Through Collaborations 

We are seeking nominations for presenters for the 20-21 Lunch EarthLab and Learn Series: Collaborating Across Difference. To nominate yourself or another team, please email EarthLab Communications Lead Constance McBarron at cmcbar@uw.edu.

Past Presentations

December 10, 2019: A Generosity of Spirit: Bridging academic and management norms to create the Social Science for the Salish Sea research agenda. Presented by Sara Jo Breslow, Social Science Lead for EarthLab and Leah Kintner, Ecosystem Recovery Manager for the Puget Sound Partnership.

January 30, 2020 | 12:30 – 2:30 PM: When Art Meets Science: Communicating about Climate Change. Presented by Seattle artist Rachel Lodge and UW forest scientist Dave Peterson.

February 11, 2020 | 12:30-2:30 PM: Co-Producing the Tribal Climate Tool: Lessons in Collaboration Among Tribal, Academic, and Federal Partners. Presented by: Meade Krosby, Climate Impacts Group and Don Sampson, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians

ONLINE: May 12, 2020 | 12:30-2:00 PM: From Knowledge to Understanding: Lessons Learned from Integrating Research and Stakeholder Engagement in a Water & Agriculture Project. Presented by: The Water for Agriculture (W4Ag) project team, including Kathryn Brasier, Penn State University; Barbara Quimby, Arizona State University; Mark Burbach, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Jon Laughner, Penn State University; Walt Whitmer, Penn State University; Weston Eaton, Penn State University; and Clinton Williams, USDA Agricultural Research Service

ONLINE: October 13, 2020 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM: Creating a Tool for Change: How UW Researchers and Community Partners Co-Produced the Washington Environmental Health Disparities Map. Presented by: Esther Min, Research Consultant with UW Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and Deric Gruen, Co-Executive Director with Front and Centered


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