Welcome to Campfire Notebook

Thanks for stopping by. If you decide to read my blog, you can expect a blend of curiosity and creativity, of science and the sharing of science.

bill nye in the name of science GIF by NETFLIX

Why ‘Campfire Notebook’?

I heard a saying at a conference in 2018 that, in order to create meaningful and lasting change, we need to “sit together in the fire”. It means that we need to be open to feeling discomfort in our conversations in order to truly have honest dialogue and address the underlying issues.

As a person who trained in and works in health research, but loves science in general, my posts tend to center around one or more of the following:

  • Advocacy for research as healthcare.

  • What is science, and how we can do more to engage people in science.

  • Disrupting the status quo to permit more relationship-centered research and care.

  • Women in science, and how that’s still an uphill battle.

  • The practice of creativity (e.g., writing, making art), and how people creatively express scientific concepts and make science more accessible and democratic.

And, GIFs. (It’s my third language.)

Jurassic Park Ian Malcom GIF

I’ve also created a companion Pinterest page, where you can check out more ways to share science through word, art and baked good.

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And then, tell a friend or two.


~ Bryn

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Weekly stories and art that explore science communication, research and medicine.


Bryn Robinson
She/Her. Exploring the art of sharing science and engaging people in research. Once got an honorable mention in my third grade science fair for making a miniature greenhouse out of plastic wrap.