TESTIMONIAL: “Bob McDonald’s ability to translate complex scientific information is clearly a natural talent,” observed Eric Bonham at the conclusion of the FLOWnGROW workshop (Nov 2016)
Note to Reader:
An all-star team of presenters at the FLOWnGROW workshop was headlined by CBC’s Bob McDonald. A fixture in radio and television broadcasting for more than 30 years, Bob McDonald is currently the host of Quirks & Quarks–the award-winning science program that is heard by 500,000 people each week.
Perspectives on a Planet
“Bob McDonald’s ability to to translate complex scientific information in a form that is both fascinating and easily understood by his audience is clearly a natural talent, as he demonstrated at the Partnership’s FLOWnGROW workshop,” wrote Eric Bonham, founding member of the Partnership for Water Sustainability, and moderator for Module A (Spirit & Science – An Inclusive Journey) at the workshop.
Spirit and Science – An Inclusive Journey
“Furthermore, the first module ‘Spirit and Science – An Inclusive Journey’, shared with Chief Aaron Sam and Michael Blackwater, provided a solid foundation and a context for the broad range of presentations that followed on specific water challenges facing the Okanagan and beyond.”
“It is becoming ever more evident that water, from the global to the local, is becoming the issue that will frame all future human endeavours, while protecting ecological systems.”
“Bob’s observation, as noted in his presentation of the small amount of freshwater available on earth at the outset, provides an incentive and a stark reminder that we steward this limited life sustaining resource to the best of our collective ability.”