The Story Laboratory is an award-winning science communications and learning consultancy. We specialize in optimizing the persuasive power of stories told in words, images and data graphics. Our goal is to transform the output of scientific models and investigations into meaningful, motivating stories of human inquiry--and wonder.
Our purpose is to solve science communications and learning problems through cogent translational science writing across print, mobile and Web media.
Our method relies on the advanced academic training and graduate degrees we hold in science; our mastery of storytelling techniques, scientific subject matter, visual rhetoric, content-centered design, E-learning strategies and technology-enhanced learning.
Our results matter. We strive to create meaning, we design for understanding.
We create stories and sites of insight.
Sure, go ahead, contact me! And come visit me at one of my Pop-Up Planaria Labs, like the one pictured below in the summer of 2019 in Zumbrota, Minnesota, at the Goodhue County Fair. I'm booking now -- contact me to get on my schedule!
PLANARIA POPUP LAB Anne traveled to 4 rural county fairs in the summer of 2019 to help Minnesota children and families learn about 21st Century advances in regenerative medicine. The field of regenerative medicine harnesses the body's natural healing powers of stem cells, and other technologies, that are the foundation of an evolving new medical economy in which Minnesota leads! To teach these concepts, Anne brought flatworms called planaria and a museum-grade video microscope for viewing them–and the body parts they are regrowing after being cut in half. Watch the 5 second video of a swimming head!
Four principles frame our work:
2019 AWARD Ask about Story Lab's most recent award from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota to support public outreach and teaching of 21st Century science in rural Minnesota with our Planaria Pop-up Lab!
In the 5 -second video below, watch the regenerative flatworm called a planarian shortly after its head was cut from its body. Yep, that triangle-y thing is its head and photoreceptors ( they are not really the cross-eyes they resemble) swimming away...without its body.