Lowell Lecture

Stories in Science: Vessels of Power and Possibility

Date & Time

May 30, 2019 at 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street Watertown, MA 02472
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Ari Daniel, Senior Digital Producer, NOVA; Senior Producer, Story Collider; Independent Science Reporter

Presenting Organization

New England Aquarium




Maggie See (AquariumLectures@neaq.org, 617-226-6596)

In a world increasingly cluttered by news feeds, social media, phone apps, and podcasts, it can be difficult to sift through all the noise. Ari Daniel, a scientist turned journalist, describes the power contained within stories and how he uses techniques like narrative and storytelling to communicate a wide array of science topics to a broad audience. He will explain how different mediums offer different opportunities, and how he has used radio, video, and live storytelling to make scientists more human and science come alive.

About Ari Daniel

Ari has always been drawn to science and the natural world. As a kid, he packed his green Wildlife Treasury box full of species cards. As a graduate student, Ari trained gray seal pups (Halichoerus grypus) for his master’s degree at the University of St. Andrews, and helped tag wild Norwegian killer whales (Orcinus orca) for his Ph.D. at MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

These days, as Senior Digital Producer for NOVA and an independent science reporter for outlets including public radio, Ari works with a species he’s better equipped to understand – Homo sapiens. He has reported on science topics across five continents. He is a co-recipient of the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Gold Award for his radio stories on glaciers and climate change in Greenland and Iceland. Ari also co-produces the Boston branch of Story Collider, a live storytelling show about science.