The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography will be hosting a free virtual screening of the documentary ‘Picture a Scientist’ for one week prior to the kick-off of the 2021 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. This important documentary shines a light on the systemic causes of gender bias in STEM and explores how we can work together to make science more open, inclusive, and equitable for all. The film’s trailer can be seen here.
The screening is free and open to all in the community, regardless of participation in the meeting or active membership. All you need to do is register at the URL below. In addition, there will be a follow-up discussion panel for those attending the ASM meeting. Below you will find additional details for each of these events. Any questions can be directed to the organizers, Naomi Levine (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kristen Buck (email@example.com).
Free Screening of ‘Picture a Scientist’
Date: June 17th – 23rd, Pacific Time (PT)
Time: Any time during the date range
How to watch: Please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9D52LV8
Once registered, a link to watch the film will be emailed to you at the address provided at least 24 hours prior to the start of the screening (or within 24 hours if registering during the date range).
For more information about the film:
‘Picture a Scientist’ Discussion Panel at Aquatic Sciences Meeting
Meeting attendees are welcome to this discussion which will address take-aways from the film, reactions from our panelist based on their experiences as aquatic scientists, and how ASLO can foster inclusivity and a greater sense of belonging for all in the aquatic sciences.