This article features Professor Margaret Stanley, a researcher at Bioprotection Aotearoa. Margaret shares her science communication project on weed management.
Margaret was one of 30 scientists and illustrators who participated in a “Drawing Science” workshop in 2021. This event was hosted by the Science Media Centre and The Spinoff. It was inspired by the successful collaboration between Siouxsie Wiles and Toby Morris that produced the now globally famous COVID 19 illustrations and gifs.
Scientists were asked to bring a science-specific concept or result they wanted to communicate. Margaret has been struggling with how to effectively communicate best practices on weed management (based on excellent science).
So after some science and illustrator speed dating, Margaret was paired with illustrator, Pepper Racoon and the campaign to communicate wicked weed management began!