Category: Instances

6) JULIE CLAUSSEN: Driveway moments and the Power of the ABT

Have you ever had a driveway moment? This is the instance when you are in the car listening to something on the radio and the story is not quite over when you pull into the driveway, so you sit there until it is finished. This happens to me often and sometimes it is rather annoying: […]

5) ELIZABETH STULBERG: NYT Nails Newsletters

I love my New York Times newsletters. I would probably read them even if they weren’t usually in an ABT format. But they are! So I don’t have to worry about the content losing my attention. Here’s an example from the “Climate Fwd” newsletter, written by Henry Fountain and published on Jan 19, 2022: “When […]

4) MIKE STRAUSS: The Accidental ABT

About half way through the very first USDA Story Circle session one of our members was unable to attend one of our meetings. This meant cancelling the meeting as all were required to attend. But the degree to which ABT had become second nature was evident in her brief email which said, “I was on […]

2) MICHAEL BART: Hooking Eyeballs with ABT at GSA: Posters

One of my favorite parts about working as a scientist is attending scientific conferences (at least, before covid). These conferences are great opportunities to meet and network with like-minded professionals, catch up with friends, and see and hear the hottest and latest new research. They can also be a bit overwhelming, like drinking out of […]

1) LIZ FOOTE: “Once you go ABT, you’ll never go back …”

In 2016, I was a delegate at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. I was invited to attend because I was working on the campaign team to encourage President Obama to expand the boundaries of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. As part of that congress, we were supporting a motion to protect at least 30% of […]