Speaking & Workshops
I'm Ive Velikova (M.Sc.Com.), a Science Educator, Climate Storyteller, and Digital Media Producer committed to equitable, inclusive science education.
I've been hosting fun science and climate workshops for 10 years with youth, students, and adults.
Equipped with a Master's Degree in Science Communication, I strategically unpack climate research, build science literacy, and mobilize communities to take action on climate change and better understand the world around them.
Past workshops include Let's Talk Science, Science Odyssey, Efficiency Canada, and more. Check 'em out and book one for your organization!
Tackling Climate Misinformation
Do you find yourself staring at your phone, frustrated at the misinformation you see on social media? Or maybe your friend shared misinformation last week over brunch.
Do you In this workshop, Ive shares how to compassionately combat misinformation by appealing to shared values.
Let's Talk Science
"Climate optimism is a framework for unlocking the full potentiality of climate solutions that we desperately need.”
– Climate Activist Zahra Biabani
Many of us feel the climate emergency's impacts in our everyday lives. The only way out is optimism. Learn how to harness kindness, empathy, and hope to build a better future for our planet.
Canadian Association of Science Centres Annual Conference
Share Your Science Story
The mainstream outdoors industry tends to be a space dominated by cisgender men. If we hope to broaden the variety of people participating in these nature-based activities, we must welcome and affirm folks of all genders.
Using her years of birding experience and on-the-ground storytelling, Ive offers opportunities for reflection to shape your story in the outdoors.
Telling Science Stories That Stick
Storytelling is a great tool to explain complex topics and make it understandable and accessible to everyone.
Learn principles of storytelling, how to "hook in" your audience, and more in this workshop!
Ontario Science Centre
Ive is a frequently requested guest speaker who loves engaging folks with science anywhere & everywhere. She has share science at street festivals, drag shows, and in the California desert. Using evidence-based best practices, this workshop will turn your research into a captivating presentation!
Great for 3-Minute Thesis, poster sessions, and more!