In this installment of the Connecting for Conservation webinar series, our goal was to share some much-needed warmth and levity – and useful information, too! – in light of the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. We explored the power of stories to win support for conservation projects and how narratives can be framed in ways that capture the attention of the public.

The webinar featured storytellers Valerie Tutson and Luke Runyon.

Valerie Tutson

Professional Storyteller and Founding Director, Rhode Island Black Storytellers

Learn more about Valerie


Luke Runyon

Colorado River Basin Reporter, KUNC

Learn more about Luke




Date Start Time End Time
April 16, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez:

Key Themes

  • Community-based conservation
  • Connectivity
  • Conservation funding and finance
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Resiliency