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Course Information | Communicating Science for Impact

  • Dates and Time: Monday May 15, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:00pm
  • Location: K'enakatnu room (2nd floor)
  • Dena’ina Convention Center
  • Anchorage, AK, USA
  • This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2017 EarthScope National Meeting
  • Fee: There is not a fee associated with this short course

Funding for one night of double-occupancy lodging is provided for all participants; participant limit is 16. Participation will be granted first-come first serve, with registration closing May 1.

This short course is for geoscientists participating in EarthScope-related research.

Effective communication skills enable scientists to engage non-experts, inform public opinion and policymakers, inspire the next generation of scientists and voters, and improve our own research process. This workshop takes a hands-on approach to learning the tricks of science communication, focusing on science communication as a conversation. The skills practiced can be applied to all channels of communication, from a public lecture to a social media feed. You will leave this workshop with personal goals for public outreach as well as a cohort of scientists similarly working to improve communication skills. The workshop will be followed by three short virtual sessions over the following three months to discuss successes and challenges, as well as to support you in your outreach goals as defined during this workshop.

The day-long short course will be followed by three remote sessions. Participation in the remote sessions is required for program completion.

For further information contact

Beth Bartel, UNAVCO,
Matie Agopian, EarthScope National Office, maite.agopian


Monday, May 15, 2015

8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast and welcome  
8:30 – 12:00 Exploring effective science communication hands-on, based on the Portal to the Public framework  
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (provided)  
1:00 – 2:30 Communicating with Policy Makers  
2:30 – 2:45 Break  
2:45 – 3:15 Using Social Media  
3:15 – 3:45 Working with the Media  
3:45 – 5:00 Guided Development of Personal Outreach Plan  

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