Author: Ben Young Landis

Our Owl Friends and associated kiwi owl logos are trademarks of Wild River Marketing Inc. Designed by Ben Young Landis and Guy Rogers. The photo shows a plastic clamshell container with six kiwifruits inside. The container's graphic shows the smiling Wild River green kiwi owl with one wing waving. Graphic says "California's Sacramento Valley is home to Wild River and Our Owl Friends!" and that the fruits are organic, naturally high in antioxidants, including vitamins C & E! Plus fiber, potassium & magnesium!
CCST Climate Science Translator Sarah Klopatek (R) of UC Davis explains her research to Gabby Nepomuceno PhD of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control and Sandra Nakagawa PhD of the California State Assembly Judiciary Committee. The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) hosted the CCST Climate Science Translators Showcase on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Exploratorium as an Affiliate Event of the historic Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco — held during the "Celebration of Science and Education" reception hosted by the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR), CCST, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, CalEPA, and Ten Strands. The #CCSTShowcase recruited and trained 12 graduate students and postdocs from California universities and research institutions to communicate their climate-related research to policy leaders, staff, and other Summit delegates.
The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) hosted the inaugural California Science Translators Showcase on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in the Eureka Room in the California State Captiol. Organized with the support of Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), the program recruited and trained 15 graduate students and postdocs from UC, Cal State, Stanford, and Caltech campus to communicate their research to state policymakers and staff. Pictured L-R: Sonya Chalaka (UCSF), Anne Hulsey (Stanford), Kenny Buyco (Caltech), Shannon Klotsko PhD (San Diego State), Aaron Nichols PhD (Caltech), Sarah Beganskas (UCSC), Gabe Pratt PhD (UCSD), Negin Hayatbini (UC Irvine), Joe Charbonnet (UC Berkeley), Rylie Ellison (UC Davis), Danny Broberg (UC Berkeley), Carmen Tubbesing (UC Berkeley), Patricia Gonzales (Stanford), Drew Story (UC Riverside), Jennifer Tribble (UCLA)
Part of the "Identity" campaign promoting the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ 2017). Designed by Ben Young Landis and Kelly Tyrrell. The banner reads "If you believe in the societal impact of science journalism, come find your global community", with words in alternating colors. The W C S J logo is visible in the lower right corner.
A scene from a "Connecting with Your Audience" Workshop taught by Ben Young Landis. Here, veterinarian Rosie Busch is participating a mock media interview with Ben Young Landis. Photo by Caleb B. Iversen/Creative Externalities. Rosie is laughing, and Ben is playing the role of TV host Huell Howser, holding a carrot as a microphone.
A snapshot of the Connecting with Your Audience worksheet for translating science, designed by Ben Young Landis and Kelly Conroy under the Creative Externalities brand. The photo shows the top right corner of the worksheet, partially filled out. The legible letters read "address the question Why should I care?" and the audience indicated is "Conservative M P from Saskatoon, S K"
"Refugees Welcome" t-shirt graphic, designed for the Worcester Refugee Assistance Project (Worcester, Massachussetts, USA). Desiger: Ben Young Landis/Creative Externalities. The photo shows the front of the t-shirt, which is a royal blue. The graphic reads: "Refugees Welcome" in white ink, with a white star graphic.