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I firmly believe that good science must always be accompanied with good storytelling. Now more than ever, we must connect those around us to the work we are doing both intellectually (in a way they understand) and emotionally. What better way to do this than in a children’s story book?

One of my personal heroes and an extraordinary scientist whose work we have highlighted here and here, Dr. Danielle Dixson has just announced her first children’s book, “Sea Stories: A Butterflyfish’s Journey to Find Delicious Food.” With co-author and illustrator Caroline Cook, Dr. Dixson tells a story of Buddy the Butterflyfish and his search for food on the reef. This riveting tale parallels Danielle’s work across several local reefs in the Fijian islands looking at how fish can manage chemically noxious seaweeds on corals. And like any great story, this memorable book alludes to some pretty significant lessons for us all to take to heart regarding our roles in the health and balance of these delicate ecosystems.

For those of you with young ones, please consider supporting this wonderful series and the excellent work that Danielle is doing in science and science communication.

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Alex Warneke (112 Posts)

Alex is committed to a life of inspiring others to view science through a more dynamic and empowering lens. Alex obtained her M.Sc. in Chemical Ecology from San Diego State University and most recently resided as a Science Programs Manager and Marine Scientist for the National Park Service. As an ecologist, storyteller, and community engager, she has spanned critical boundaries between stakeholders in education, academia, non-profit, and government to translate the most current scientific bodies of work in ways that are accessible and inclusive. She is a strong proponent of unconventional science communication and extending the broader impacts of science to the public using the outlets of art, digital media, education, and citizen science. Currently, Alex works at the interface of climate resilience and community with the Climate Science Alliance. As Deputy Director for the Alliance, her hope is that through her work and experience she can get the world to think differently about how we connect and impact the thriving ecosystem around us and commit to fostering a more resilient future.