In this webinar, we had a friendly presentation and light-hearted conversation with Dr BA Racoma from the University of the Philippines on maps, memes, and meteorology.
BA talked about the power of maps and memes. Maps can give us a sense of space, scale, and movement. Memes are funny and resonate quickly with people but are highly cultural and situational. Combining maps and memes to communicate about meteorology is a challenge! But if done well, the combination can be a meaningful way to start a conversation. BA also shared examples, his experience as a science communicator, and how we can bring science closer to the people.
Here is one fun takeaway from the talk: