ArcGIS StoryMaps

StoryMaps Live! Episode: 8

Join us on Thursday, December 3rd, at 5:30pm Eastern for the next edition of StoryMaps Live.


To attend the webinar, register here.


Our featured storytellers: Vanessa Bézy and Jim Bentley


Vanessa Bézy has been studying sea turtles and the arribada phenomenon in Ostional, Costa Rica for over 10 years. She is a 2012 National Geographic Explorer and 2019 Early Career Leader who strongly advocates for the protection of sea turtles at the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge. Through her involvement with the local community, Vanessa has helped form alliances between the tourism sector and the Refuge, provided scientific data to support wildlife conservation policies, and founded a non-profit dedicated to wildlife conservation and sustainability in the area.


Jim Bentley is a National Geographic Education Fellow and Explorer with a Planetary Stewards Grant working with students to map plastic as it flows from suburb to sea. He helped develop the National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process for use with educators. Bentley serves as part of the National Faculty at PBLWorks and is a KQED Media Literacy Innovator working to promote responsible media consumption and production by students.









About the author

Ross Donihue is a cartographer and product engineer on Esri's StoryMaps team. He uses place-based storytelling to engage users through beautiful, informative, and inspiring cartography. When he's not making maps he's likely carving a spoon, making photos, or dreaming of mountains and fermentation.


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