Blake De Pastino is a science journalist who specializes in the exploration of human and natural history, and is co-host and lead producer on PBS Eons. As a founding editor of National Geographic News, he covered paleontological research, visited dinosaur digs, and covered the latest developments in archaeology and space science. Since 2011, Blake has served as editor in chief of two of YouTube’s leading education channels: Crash Course and SciShow, where he occasionally appears as host. Blake is also the publisher of Western Digs, a site that covers the latest discoveries in archaeology and paleontology around the American West.
Here's where you'll find Blake de Pastino (Host & Producer - PBS Eons)
June 21, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 2 hours
PBS Nerd Night
Add to Calendar 06/21/2018 19:00 06/21/2018 21:00 America/Los_Angeles PBS Nerd Night Join PBS Digital Studios for a night of unabashed nerdiness. You’ll hear compelling, pun-filled talks from some of your favorite EDU creators about topics they can’t stop thinking about, with time for Q&A afterward. We promise a night full of laughter and learning! | Room 210 | false MM/DD/YYYY
June 22, 2018
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 1 hour
Science and Storytelling
Add to Calendar 06/22/2018 14:30 06/22/2018 15:30 America/Los_Angeles Science and Storytelling Everyone loves science, right? And stories, too? That's why the world of science communication goes way beyond explainer videos. It's the power of storytelling — tales that provide context, character, and narrative drive you understand what scientific facts might really mean. These creators are using the impact of narrative and storytelling to find new ways to communicate about science in online video. | Room 258A | false MM/DD/YYYY
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 1 hour
What's the Role of Science Education on YouTube?
Add to Calendar 06/22/2018 17:30 06/22/2018 18:30 America/Los_Angeles What's the Role of Science Education on YouTube? Join host of The Brain Scoop Emily Graslie, SciShow’s head writer Blake de Pastino, and host of It’s Okay To Be Smart Joe Hanson as they discuss how they craft their narratives and address hot-button science topics in objective (or subjective) ways. Should more science policy discussions be happening? Do they include calls to action in their videos, and why? Are we here to educate or persuade? This session will tackle these tough questions and more! | Room 253 | false MM/DD/YYYY