Roger Harris is principal at Harris Social Media LLC. He recognizes that all communications have the potential to be social—a philosophy that he implements at all levels and stages of business communications.
In 2000, Roger created Jungle Photos, an educational website that "inspires conservation through education and inspiration". Roger regularly visits schools, museums, hospices and other venues to present slides and artifacts from his travels. Roger tirelessly advocates informal science education, engaging the public in science-related endeavors. He has led more than 50 natural history and photography tours around South America and Africa. His love of science and writing combines with his travel experience in the first travel guide to the Amazon region, today the leading guide to the area, and in its third edition.
He published Amazon Highlights, a second travel guide to the Amazon in February 2012.
Besides strategizing communications, Roger works for clients to create engaging content for businesses, educational organizations and non-profits. He has developed online content including science lesson plans, interactive media, and educational animations for Discovery, Nature Education, EarthEcho and The Nature Conservancy, among others. Roger conceived and co-developed a new STEM TV series, Xploration Station, that premiered on Fox affiliates nationally in September 2014. He currently manages the social media outreach and engagment strategy for the series.
Roger is Secretary of the Board for SavingSpecies, founded by Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Biology at Duke University. He also manages the organization's day-to-day operations.