Published: January 25, 2011

Science Action publishes comic book on fishing and environment

Mario Longoni, Lead Environmental Social Scientist, Keller Science Action Center

In August 2010 the Science Action Center published *Grab This Fish Tale,* a comic book based on ethnographic research conducted by anthropologist Mario Longoni and US Forest Service researchers Lynne Westphal and Cherie Fisher about angling and fish consumption practices that are healthy and good for the environment. The research was funded by the US Forest Service. The comic book was funded by the US Forest Service and the Donnelley Foundation. Download Grab This Fish Tale in English or Spanish!

Mario Longoni
Lead Environmental Social Scientist

Mario has conducted research across the region into topics ranging from housing access, to fish consumption, and urban resilience in the face of climate change. Programs he has helped shape and conduct include Cultural Connections, with a focus on cross-cultural comparisons, and Green Ambassadors that brings teens into Chicago's near south green spaces to develop their leadership and place making skills. Much of his current efforts focus on research to support the creation of a Calumet National Heritage Area that would increase the visibility of and local pride in one of the nations premier industrial and natural landscapes.