August 15, 2011
Green I Love You Green

To many of those people, the language and style of scientific communication are rarely compelling. What other vocabularies might scientists use to engage the public with the importance of nature and the enterprise of science? “Poetry is prayer and good medicine,” wrote a colleague of mine, Craig Carlson, when I asked for input on a book I was writing about the relationships between trees and humans. He was right.

Dr. Nalini Nadkarni in Poetry Magazine on how she uses poetry to help people understand the scientific work she undertakes in studying trees and the role they play in ecosystems.

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