Retreat + Communicating Science with Theatre Techniques
Team PCR with Melissa Martin (bio)
September 28th, 2013
Our first annual retreat gave everyone a chance to meet other communication-minded researchers at CMU.
The retreat incorporated one of our key workshops from last term: theatre techniques for science communication. Theatre games aren't just for acting — they teach us how to talk to an audience of strangers the way we talk with our friends. Participants learned to use improvisation techniques to discover a sense of spontaneity and passion, without reducing the importance of evidence. Then we went on to a campfire, cookout, and s'mores!