Natural Wonders: Pioneering Female Scientists of Cincinnati


Virtual lecture

From 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

2020 Curtis Gates Lloyd Fellow, Elissa Yancey describes her research mapping the inner and outer narratives of E. Lucy and Annette Braun as they paved a groundbreaking trail across the American West.  These two single sisters and renowned scientists traveled tens of thousands of miles in the early 20th century documenting flora and insects. Their work remains of great value to researchers today chronicling the impact of human population and climate change.  By tracing the Braun sisters’ correspondences with their student, house sitter and amateur botanist, Elizabeth Brockschlager, Yancey will compare their scientific and public writings to create a more complete picture of the lives as female scientists.

Reservations Required.

Elissa Yancey, MSEd, is an award-winning journalist, educator and non-profit leader who has spent more than three decades listening to, writing about and sharing people’s stories. A co-founder of two story-driven non-profits—WordPlay Cincy and A Picture’s Worth, and founder of the consultancy, EY Ink, she blends her expertise as an educator and communicator with her passion for equity.