Location: Simons IMAX Theatre

Aquarium Lecture Series

Comics x Science: Using Cartoons to Communicate Complex Ideas

Thursday, October 24

Maris Wicks, Writer, Illustrator, and Science Communicator

This lecture is part of Massachusetts STEM Week 2019.

Starting with a crash course in the history of comics, Maris Wicks will take lecture attendees panel by panel through the use of cartoons and comics as a way to educate and engage readers of all ages. Journey to the jungles of Africa, inside the human body, Caribbean coral reefs, the bottom of the ocean, Antarctica, and even outer space to see how Wicks uses comics to convey general science concepts and work alongside scientists to help communicate the science behind their research.  

Doors open at 6 p.m., and there will be a cash bar from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.