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We were so happy to partner with Alachua County Library District for the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, a series of events building community while lifting the voices of women in science! It seemed a perfect fit to bring on one of our favorite partners, Taylor Williams with Guts & Glory GNV, to host a Fieldwork Fails night of storytelling to show that science is never perfect. It can be unpredictable, hilarious and fun!

NEA Big Read: Fieldwork Fails

For those who were unable to join us live, we saved the full event video. This event was recorded live on Zoom on Sept. 24, 2020.


We also have edited highlights of just the individual storytellers into shorts, so you can sample the fun before jumping into the full event video!

Allison Bordini, Outreach Assistant for the Florida Museum’s Laboratory of Molecular Systematics & Evolutionary Genetics

Trista Brophy-Duron, Ph.D. student in UF’s School of Natural Resources and Environment

Aditi Jayarajan, Ph.D. student in the Florida Museum’s Mammals Collection

Laurel Kaminsky, Lepidoptera Digitization Coordinator in the Florida Museum’s Kawahara Lab

Nattapol Kraisitudomsook, Ph.D. Student in UF’s Department of Plant Pathology

NEA and Alachua County Library Logos

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.