Editor’s note: For The Lawson Trek, journalist and 2014-15 KSJ Project Fellow Scott Huler is retracing the journey of discovery undertaken by canoe and on foot in 1700-1701 by John Lawson, the first observer to carefully describe and catalogue the flora, fauna, geography and inhabitants of the Carolinas. The full story of Scott’s trek appears at his own Lawson Trek blog. Selected posts also appear on the Scientific American Expeditions blog and here at the KSJ blog.
The video below is a personal record of Huler’s side trip to Cambridge, MA, last weekend—during the winter’s second big snowstorm—to participate in a Knight Science Journalism workshop on video animation. To see all of Scott’s KSJ blog posts, click here.