MSU Science Gallery is hosting a three-day Science of Grief program in partnership with the MSU Broad Art Museum, WKAR, and the San Francisco-based nonprofit Reimagine from March 24-26, 2022. The theme for the program is “Spring into Wellness.” This responsive program comes at a time when many are grappling with the enduring impact of the pandemic on mental health and wellbeing.
Started by MSU Science Gallery’s Community Engagement Manager Natasha T. Miller in 2018, Science of Grief is a series of community conversations that explores multiple forms of grief while featuring scientific research, poetry, art and performance. The annual program responds to the idea that grief comes at different hours for different people and that everyone deserves a listening ear.
In 2021, through a partnership WDET-FM, Detroit’s NPR Station, a 10-episode podcast series was created to make space for young adults to share stories, science and solutions for those who are experiencing grief and exploring their mental health for the first time. On Thursday, March 10, 2022, the “Science of Grief” podcast won a 2021 Broadcast Excellence Award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for best use of new media.
To read the full story and learn more about the upcoming event, visit the MSU Museum website.