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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 last two hours. The first hour will consist of a 20-30 minute panel followed by discussion with a general audience and socializing. The second hour will be an opportunity for students to meet with the panelists and learn from those who are a few steps ahead about how to become collaborative boundary-crossers.

Save the Date

May 12, 2020 | 12:30 – 2:30 PM

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 | 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

March & April: Postponed

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