INTRODUCTORY MATERIALS

Introduction to the Tool Kit
An introduction to the Project and the tool kit.

Materials in the Tool Kit
List of the materials in the tool kit.

Project Summary

Overview of the Communicating Ecosystem Services Project

Getting Started
Ideas to help identify presentation venues and key audiences.

SUMMARY MATERIALS ON THE SPECIFIC SERVICES

Fact Sheet
Attractive one page summary that introduces the service. Developed for public dissemination.

What You Can Do Fact Sheet
A list of things that individuals can do to help maintain the service. Developed for public dissemination.

Key Points
Set of selected facts about the topic, written in language to appeal to a general audience. Pick and choose those appropriate for the audience.

Science Summary An overview of the science behind the service.




BACKGROUND MATERIALS ON THE SPECIFIC SERVICES

Resources and References
List of people, organizations, videos, websites, publications, and other resource materials.

Case Studies and Programs
Case studies and information on related programs.

Policy Overview
Key legislation and administrative policy and programs.

Presentation Aids
Visual, literary and training resources for written or oral presentations.

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SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

Ecosystem Services Fact Sheet
One page summary of the general topic. Developed for public dissemination.

Communicating with the Public Tip Sheet: Scientists Are From Mars — The Public from Venus
Pointers on how to give a good presentation and things to do to engage the audience (service specific tips included).

Communicating with the Media Tip Sheet

Communicating with Legislative Policymakers Tip Sheet

Valuation of Ecosystem Services (in development)
Basic concepts on how people are assigning economic, political, and social values to ecosystem services.

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (in development)

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