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Malibu - SciComm Camp

  • Camp Hess Kramer 11495 E Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265 (map)

The Story Collider is excited to partner with SciComm Camp for an exclusive storytelling show during their Red Planet Party.

This is a private event.  
Must be at SciComm Camp to attend.

Stories by...



Meredith Swett Walker is a biologist who used to study bird behavior and hormones in the Boreal forest. She now studies the development of two juvenile humans in the high desert of western Colorado. When she is not handling her research subjects, she writes about science and nature. Her work has appeared in Hakai, Colorado Outdoors, Entomology Today, and Orion magazine.


During her nearly ten years as a San Jose State University biology lecturer, Mary Poffenroth has made innovation in science education and communication a priority. Whether through video, popular writing, or live science events, her goals are always the same: make science accessible for all. She has created videos with TEDed and Wiley & Sons, hosted live shows with Nerd Nite, written for Science Magazine, and Cognella published her book, “Write, Present, Create: Science Communication for Undergraduates” in 2015. Leveraging her specialty in large lectures, she created an outdoor environmental student volunteer program, which has donated over 15,000 work hours to local non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and is still going strong, now in its ninth year.


Margot Wohl hails from Bel Air, Maryland but found her spirit city is Philadelphia when she moved their to study biology at the University of Pennsylvania.   Now she is pursuing a PhD in neuroscience at UC San Diego where she confirms daily that the sun sets in the West and then retreats to her science cave for the night.  Her research centers on how brain cells and the molecules they exchange give rise to aggressive behaviors in fruit flies.  She enjoys all experiences that make her feel as though she is not on the planet Earth.   In her free time she can be found playing tennis, doting on her cat to which she has allergies and taking pictures of insects she finds [hashtag insectagrams].  Also, Margot produces a podcast called Salk Talk for which she weaves together character vignettes of up and coming scientists.  


Josh Silberg has researched everything from humpback whales to whale sharks to rockfish—he just couldn’t decide on one creature to study. After earning a Master’s of Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University, he joined the British Columbia-based Hakai Institute as the Science Communications Coordinator. Now, he gets to share all sorts of coastal science stories through blogs, videos, and the occasional poem. In his free time, he can be found photographing wildlife, hiking, or searching for creatures in tide pools. You can follow him on twitter @joshsilberg.


Adam Becker is a writer, astrophysicist, and science publishing troublemaker. He is currently writing a book about the sordid untold history of quantum physics, which will be published in spring 2018 by Basic Books. He is also the managing editor of the Open Journal of Astrophysics, and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Office for History of Science and Technology. Originally hailing from a tiny town in northern New Jersey, he earned a PhD in physics from the University of Michigan studying the arrangement of stuff in the very early universe. These days, he lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, Elisabeth, who is a writer, and their pet rabbit Copernicus, who is not.  You can find him online at and @freelanceastro.

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