PI-CASC partner Voice of the Sea makes case TV is still relevant for spreading science

A cameraman focuses on host and scientist overlooking Hawaiian landscape
The Voice of the Sea crew films the episode “Climate from the Mountains to the Past” at Haleakalā National Park, Maui, Hawaiʻi. Despite the proliferation of social media, television remains a popular and trusted platform, making it a valuable resource for sharing important science and cultural information. (Photo: D. Lerner)

PI-CASC had the opportunity in 2018 to participate in two award-winning episodes of the highly acclaimed half-hour television show Voice of the Sea. In this age when it has become so important to communicate science accurately and broadly and to illustrate the possibilities of science for the betterment of all, it is argued that television is the platform of choice for reaching underrepresented communities. Eos, the science news publication from the American Geophysical Union, just published a piece by the host of Voice of the Sea, Kanesa Duncan Seraphin, about the success of using a television show to promote science. Read the piece at Eos and watch the PI-CASC Voice of the Sea episodes on our video page.