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Science through Illustration

A key part of AGCI’s interdisciplinary efforts is to communicate climate science and research to different audiences. Oftentimes, specialists use jargon specific to their research to describe their work, creating a language barrier for those outside of the discipline. In order to close the gap between scientific information and public understanding, AGCI uses illustrated graphics backed by sound science to convey messages that would benefit from an engaging form of visual explanation. This effort began in 2016 and continues to grow, due to the increasing demand for creative approaches to communicating science.

Below is a sampling of the illustrations produced by AGCI. These graphics are designed and illustrated in-house by AGCI's Ellie Barber. If you have an illustration request for AGCI, please contact Ellie at ebarber@agci.org.


Explainer Videos

Sugar, Kidneys, and the Climate Connection
A product of AGCI's 2016 workshop, Health Impacts from Climate Change: The Importance of Public Health Partnerships




Fostering Dialogue to Support Community Resilience
A product of AGCI's 2015 workshop, Risk and Resilience in the Face of Global Change



Static Illustrations

Ecological Gradient
An illustration to visualize the different local ecosystems represented in the
Interactive Roaring Fork Observation Network (iRON). The iRON is an AGCI project to
collect and share data on climate and environmental conditions in the Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado.



Graphic Facilitation

Workshop Visualizations
A graphic from AGCI's 2016 workshop, Expanding the Science-Policy Interface to Confront Global Change.
This graphic was used to visualize a hypothetical challenge ("workshop charge")
posed to the participants of the workshop session.



AGCI Partnership with the City of Aspen

Cover Page for the City of Aspen's Climate Action Plan
Click here for the City of Aspen's Climate Action Plan website.




Cover Page for the City of Aspen's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Toolkit
Full Toolkit currently in development, as part of the City of Aspen's Climate Action Plan.

Other Projects