Telling the Story of Climate Change: Communicating the Impact of Climate Change to the Public – K. Glover et al.


This event, part of the MHC’s 2020-2021 Symposium on “The Story of Climate Change” brings together people from different professional fields tasked with communicating the impact of climate change to the public. The panel (which will be remote, via Zoom) features a veteran reporter, scientists working with Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIFW), and is moderated by Dr. Katherine Glover from the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute.  Panelists will discuss best practices for telling the story of climate change, and for helping the public understand environmental transformation on both a local and global scale.



Bill Trotter is a veteran Bangor Daily News reporter who writes about how the Atlantic Ocean and the state’s iconic coastline help to shape the lives of coastal Maine residents and visitors.  Based in Ellsworth, he writes about fisheries, marine-related topics, and covers eastern coastal Maine communities.

Dr. Amanda Cross is a wildlife biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and a member of the Maine Climate Council.  She studies, teaches, and conducts public outreach about vernal pool ecology across Maine.

Lee Kantar is a Moose Biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.  In 2019, Kantar was awarded the Distinguished Moose Biologist Award at the 53rd North American Moose Conference held in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.



Dr. Katherine Glover is a Research Associate at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute. Specializing in how interactions between hydroclimate, vegetation, and wildfire produce landscape change, and the sustainable  management of public lands, Dr. Glover will be teaching WGS 301/501: Women and Climate Change, in the spring, 2021 semester.


The panel will run 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and it will be recorded.
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